This evening we celebrated Solstice by going for a night hike at Jester Park. They lined a short trail with lanterns and luminaries and then had hot chocolate and smores afterward.
The three older kids are all running Cross Country this year. Today we got out for a family run, with all seven Lieslands.
We don’t back up to the creek anymore, but we live close enough that we walk down to the creek a lot. It has been running high most of the year. It was a nice day today and the creek is finally running normal, so we took Lucia and Rose down to play.
Susan and the kids went berry picking this afternoon with Erin and the Reagen kids.
This summer we have made it to the beach at Raccoon River park a couple of times. The Reagens joined us today for some fun on our giant rafts.
Susan and I participated in the Market to Market relay today, waking at 3:15 am to meet our team downtown and head to Jefferson, IA, to start our 76 miles race. There were 8 of us who joined forces to cover the distance.
The Liesland and Reagen kids made this couch out of snow. Susan and Mary Connor sat on it.