Saturday, February 11, 2012

Adventures in Appleton: Take Two

After having such a rad time in Appleton last fall, we decided to get out of camp for the day and have another go at it.  This time, we got to see the downtown farmer's market, which was amazing especially considering the season, the children's museum (again), the library (which happens to belong to the same network as our local library), and the YMCA (again). Kyle got to hit up the homebrew store and an affiliated brew pub and I got to stop at Tuesday Morning as well as the local natural market, so we all went home happy.

Sora enjoyed free samples throughout the farmer's market and natural market. Here she is enjoying her hummus. She also, of course, loved the escalators involved at the indoor farmer's market.

We went to the museum in October, but what a difference 4 months makes! This time, she was way more into the imaginative side and interacted more with strangers. Here she is in the water exhibit chasing "her" duck.
 Usually, Kyle or I encourage her to dress up, but she wanted to do the whole fireman's outfit all on her own.
 This is a little catwalk climb-y thing to the top lookout. It's way too small for me to do it with her. On her first attempt, she changed her mind. The bottom is made of the same material as the sides, and I think she could see the ground and got freaked out. Later, she tried again and she made it all the way. She even greeted some strangers (kids) coming down with a "hi" which is HUGE for Sora.
 Cutting sushi for me.
Then baking some delicious cookies. Again, loving the dress up!
A little rock wall before we had to leave.
 Sora and I enjoying the restaurant.
Sora is at such a fun and funny age. She is awesome when she wants to be. After we got home, we went to see some improv at the Father/Child weekend here at camp. Sora loved watching and even "got" much of the humor (although it was hard to tell since she was running and jumping laughing maniacally most of the time).

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