Sunday, July 17, 2011

Action Packed Weekend

This weekend it was really hot and really really humid, so everything we did seemed like it took a lot more energy than it normally would. We ended up doing a lot of things though, and had a fun weekend!

On Saturday we got out relatively early and headed over to St. Paul with our friends Gena, Aubrey, and Tanya to check out Highland Fest. I was hoping for more Highland Cows, but it turns out it's not that kind of Highland; that's just what the neighborhood is called.


They had some fair rides in a muddy field, so they were definitely channeling Scotland on some level, and not only that - there were a large number of deep fried foods, but with the added Minnesotan touch of being frequently served on a stick.

Fiona went on a truck ride with Daddy...

We did NOT go on the ferris wheel, aka spinning death circle.

Ben chose deep fried pickles (apparently these are called frickes)...


Fiona chose Fries and ketchup...

Tanya and Gena had cheese curds, and I had one of these...

YUMMY!

After that it was getting really hot so we headed back home for naps.

That evening Ben and I went downtown with our friend Mandy to see Tim Minchin. He's a British-Australian comedian who plays the piano and sings funny songs and does some stand-up in between. Here are some links to my favourites. This one is his best song (I think), though not his funniest. GO. WATCH IT. Here's an incredibly high quality picture to prove I was there...


The show was fantastic and hilarious, and we had a really great time.

Today it was even hotter than hot, and in between getting lots of productive stuff done Fiona and Adele ran around in the sprinkler to cool off. They love this so much, which must just be one of those weird kid things because I hate being sprayed with water, no matter how hot it is outside!





Thirsty? No problem!
Goofball...

Tomorrow it's going to be as hot as the surface of the sun, so we're going swimming early in the day with our friends, and then in the afternoon we'll be marinating in pools of our own sweat.


2 comments:

Shock said...

It's hot as Hades here also. I recently saw an ad for Minchin's show in DC and was wondering who the heck he was. I had never heard of him until you mentioned it.

Hazel said...

Highland Fest was fun despite the mud and heat. Must have been the company! Blueberry slept all the way back to Tanya's and all the way home, at which point her nap ended. I usually feel a little robbed when she gets her full nap while she's in the car because I can't get anything done that way but it doesn't happen that often so I will not complain.

We tried the sprinkler today and enjoyed it. Amazing how it takes the heat away. One more day of horribleness and it will be back in the 80s, woohoo!