We headed up to SD/MN for Todd's 33rd birthday celebration on Thursday morning. It was a LONG day in the car and 11 hours of travel. We expected one detour due to the floods but not two. We were still surprised how badly everything was flooded. It was so sad to see entire towns under water.
We also had to make frequent potty stops for James and stopped to eat lunch and dinner. We made it to Sioux Falls and decided to eat at Granite City Brewery! We brought Gillian with us on the trip and she was a big help with the boys. She sat in the back of the car with James and kept both boys entertained.
Blake was so happy to get out of the car and eat!
Friday morning Gillian was up bright and early(before us) to see the horses.
The Stemsruds recently got 2 horses for the farm and Gillian couldn't wait to see them.
Gillian and Tatiana enjoyed riding around the farm.
Meanwhile, James and Shawn played with tractors
and picked tomatoes and carrots from the garden.
Cleaning the carrots with Grandma
This little guy got lots of cuddles from Grandma too!
Friday afternoon we headed to the Watertown waterpark which was a TON of fun!!! We spent a lot of time chasing Blake around. Thank goodness for all the helpful hands!
James was on the go the whole afternoon!
He especially loved the slides. Todd and I took multiple trips down the slide with James!
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