Kelly, Carter, Grant, Nora and Charlie DAY!

Shane and Collin had Iowa/Iowa State tickets, and Andy wasn’t missing that game for anything.  So, it was me and 4 of the 5 for the day!

I have to admit: It was WEIRD without a kiddo!  No Collin meant no calmness to the group.  He’s able to coral Grant and Carter in a way that I can’t.  I think I said, “Hey Carter/Grant, over here” about seventy bajillion times.  With Collin (and Kelsey’s help!), he does a “Hey guys,” they’re back, and we keep cruising.  So, we missed The Dude (and Kelsey!), but we still had fun!

And the Hawks won!  Double-score!

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S C A R Y  Tiger!  And 4 bites of Tiger Bait 😉

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This is Noodles, the giraffe (we renamed her).  She looks like she’s going to eat Nora!


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Creepy crawlin’

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Safari drivers

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Goofballs being “eaten” by the rhino!

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They make me crazy!  Each and every one of them!  But I love ’em to pieces!

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Next stop: The Sculpture Garden for some sights, Jimmy John’s picnic dinner, and some good ol’ hill rollin’!

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We climbed the big wall around the red bar sculpture, and jumped for joy!  Just because!

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And we got our Keith Haring on!

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Nora, Charlie, Carter, and Grant: Hill Conquer’ers!


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Letter Man!

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Our Letter Peeps! 

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Showing our TRUE COLORS in the mirrored sculpture!