Saturday, August 22, 2009

Feline, Friends, Fair and Fun

This is a picture of Jasper trying to figure how to break into the art world. He has scaled to the top of the Museum of Modern Art. Now if only he could get in there. He would show them all his talent!
My niece and my oldest son taking the Sky Glider at the Iowa State Fair. The weather was fabulous and it was a picture perfect day.
Aunt Charlene and I standing outside the restaurant in Bishop Hill.
Aunt Charlene really liked this idea and may end up making one of her own.
My little boy enjoying the view 150 feet off the ground.

This Iowa State Fair is listed in "The 1,000 Places to See Before You Die" and it truly is so much fun! My must see list includes:

5. The fabulously decorated cakes(think Food Network cake competitions but not as tall)in the Elwell Family Center
4. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources building with the huge aquariums holding Iowa's native fish species
3. The Big slide (the kids love this giant slide painted in yellow and green)
2. The giant butter cow in the Agricultural Building (love the exhibits in there!)
1. The Cultural Center my favorites are the miniature houses and rooms they are so elaborately done. I wish I would've taken pictures but I was busy keeping my eyes on the kids:) This is my favorite building because it has all types of art from photography to paintings to tie-dye.

The third picture is Aunt Charlene and I standing in front of one of my favorite restaurants in the world! See the pink cake box in her hands? She bought a yummy strawberry rhubarb pie for Uncle Bob. I wonder who's going to churn the ice cream for this pie?

The fourth picture is of an angel done in wool scraps. Aunt Charlene thought this was a very cool idea. This gal knows how to make do with what she has. The more I visit with her the more I realize just how much we have in common. She loves arts and crafts, never likes to make more than one of things and loves yard sales. She and Uncle Bob are up visiting for a long weekend at my parents house and the four of them are having so much fun running around! We passed the casino on the way to the restaurant and Aunt Charlene said she lost 800 at the casino Friday night. Knowing her thrifty spirit I wisely guessed that is was 800 pennies.

The last picture is of one of the twins riding high above St. Louis. The building the ferris wheel sits on top of is the City Museum. It is eleven stories tall. I love St. Louis and all the free things you can do there. We so enjoyed the zoo, art museum, the Basillica of St. Louis and the best part? All free!

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