Thursday, August 30, 2012

partyin' in milwaukee

In July, we spent a couple of days in Milwaukee as a family.  The first thing we did was head downtown.  We were excited to see food trucks everywhere, since that seems to be the trendy way to eat lunch these days, and it's not something we get to do near our house.

Then, we went to the Milwaukee Children's museum.  We've been to quite a few children's museums, and I have to say that this one was my favorite.  It was a bit crowded, but there was so much to see and do.  All the exhibits were really great, and we stayed there a long time!

While we were there, I got to fulfill my lifelong dream of being a meteorologist.  (Actually, I've just always wanted to be on TV).  This green screen really worked, and there were lots of backgrounds you could put up to look like you were reporting the weather, out in a field of cows, or near the water, etc.  It was awesome!
One of the first exhibits we stopped at was this mechanic shop, and the boys could have played here for hours.

Smoothing "concrete" at the home construction site

The temporary exhibit there was something to represent all fifty states.  So Krew and I went to "Utah." We had a blast :)

This was cool: the faster you lead the music, the faster they would all play.
The next day was a fun-filled day at the large Milwaukee zoo!  The only problem was that it was a record breaking 104 degrees (and humid) that day.  Which meant that not only were we all hot and tired, but many of the animals were sleeping or in their indoor cages where we couldn't see them.  But we had fun anyway.

I loved this lion cub.  It was so interested in us that it paced back and forth in front of the window for a long time while we just watched each other

By the end, this is how we all looked and felt.  Poor hot, sweaty baby!

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