Creative Bliss

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fun Times With Dad!

Hello there! I hope you are doing well this fine Sunday morning. I thought I'd pop in and give you a quick (or not) update on our time with my dad.
Hi Dad!
We had lunch at Gunther Toody's one afternoon. He turned 79 on July 13th.
Looks great, doesn't he?!
One of the things Amy most wanted to do with Grandpa was go miniature golfing like we did last summer. As part of the Summer Reading program we are doing, we had free passes for the kids and two adults. So, after paying for Dad, we had a fun couple of hours.

For those that don't know, my dad has macular degeneration and can't see very well. But he sure can see well enough to play the pants off of us at miniature golf! LOL
I'm trying to hit the ball down the center lane so that we can see the flames shoot up out of the head. Unfortunately, this time, none of us was able to do it, so we got shot with water instead. LOL We all had a great time and then went to lunch at Gunther Toody's.

We took Dad to the Museum of Nature and Science so he could see the Expedition Health Exhibit and the Space Odyssey as well as Prehistoric Journey. He loves this musuem almost as much as Amy does. No pictures, though. The lighting sure is tough to get good shots there.

Yesterday, we went to a place that I keep hearing being advertised on the radio called The Wildlife Experience. It's an interactive museum dedicated to the conservation of animals and their habitats. It's located just south of Denver and it was pretty darn cool.

This is what you see as you walk up to the entrance. So pretty! The building inside is equally beautiful. There is a lot of rock and artwork as you walk through, plus great inspirational nature quotes on the walls. You go through an area designed for kids to be hands-on and you travel through several biomes.


Amy and Jess thought walking around in the flippers was pretty cool. There was lots to see and do here, but I didn't want to post TOO many pictures.
This painting was huge and it was gorgeous, so I had to take a photo of it. So did Amy. LOL

Next we walked through the exhibit called Globeology. This was REALLY cool. I took a bunch of pictures of the different areas (or biomes) but this area was of particular interest to the girls because it "snowed" as we walked through it.
This is what the "snow" actually looked like.
Again, I took a bunch of photos, but don't want to bore you with too many "what I did on my vacation" shots. LOL It was a very neat experience and one I'm glad I thought of doing.

I'm not sure what's on tap for today. I'd kind of like to head over to that City Pool so Steve and my dad can see it first hand. The girls have been asking to go swimming every day and we haven't gone yet. We'll see how the day plays out.

We are having a great time, that's for sure!

Thanks for stopping by. Dad leaves on Tuesday morning and hopefully not too long after that I can finish setting up my craft area and do some creating! Until then, have a great day!

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7 comments:

Laurel said...

Fun, fun, fun!

Sharli said...

Jeanne,

Your Dad sure DOESN"T look 79 - he looks wonderful! How blessed!

The girls are adorable - the photo of Amy (?) taking the photo of the painting is just precious - it made me laugh out loud!!! You've got some wonderful scrapbook material here. Thanks for sharing!

Alanna said...

What a fun day you all had. We also took the kids mini golfing this weekend.

Enjoy the rest of your time with your Dad.

Kathi Carlson said...

Your dad looks great, and your girls have smiles like their grandpa's! What a great week you've had - special times to remember. The photos are wonderful and had you shared 20 more, I would have loved it! Enjoy what's left of your time together.

Kariberry said...

How fun, and what nice memories you have with your dad. I miss my dad, i just don't get to see him very often. TFS

Sarah said...

What wonderful pics Jeanne! Your Dad looks like a blast. I only get to see my Dad (and the kids their grandpa and nanny) once a year so we make it special. I particularly loved that pic of Amy taking a picture of the BIG picture...she looks so close to it! This is what life is all about...you can never have (or post) too many pictures of this!

Kim Burmeister said...

Looks like you are having a FUN summer! The putt putt is always a great family outing.