We had a busy day on our first Sunday as Iowans. We visited a church in the area to find out if it would be "the one" and then headed to Lost Island for a picnic lunch.
The weather was perfect and the kids loved exploring the trails and lake. Downside=mosquitos & gnats!
Watching the boats go by
Lauren and I were impressed with this heart rock in the ground
Down by the lake
After picnic and a visit to the Nature Center there, we loaded up in the car for the drive to Spirit Lake to visit my grandparents. It was a nice day and Great Grandma and Grandpa thought it would be perfect to test out their new park/splash pad in town. Lauren had a blast. We didn't bring her suit but figured we would just throw her dress in the dryer when we got back to the house.
I'm sure next summer Miles will be excited to participate, he was not a fan this year!
We made it back to Grandpa and Grandma's house just in time for a complete downpour! Thanks to the awning, we were able to eat our supper watching the lake and rain stream down.
Great Grandma gave Lauren a few dress-up clothes and this is how her sleepy drive home went. She was asleep before we made it out of town and slept the whole way with the skirt on her head! Love this silly, energetic girl!