On Friday we were going to go to Minnehaha falls, which is supposed to be very pretty, to hike and have a picnic. Alas, the exit we were supposed to take was down and we got lost. We did however find a different hiking trail in the middle of the city to explore. Eddie did get to see a waterfall afterall, albeit a lame urban one. But there were these concrete blocks by it painted like alphabet blocks that he thought were funny, because he imagined a giant baby playing with them! And he got to see the Mississippi River, which is an important landmark!
We then went to a carnival in Chanhassen that was a big 4th of July weekend celebration. We looked around at all the rides and stands, but we were really there for the dancing! Eddie had a lot of fun because he got to hear a huge variety of famous American songs, and danced like crazy to them. There was a big tent just for the band and people dancing and it was a lot of fun. Eddie wanted to crowdsurf, but I was worried he'd get lost in the huge mob, so I told him no. But he soon forgot that he was disappointed because how can you be when you're dancing?
The next day we went to the Excelsior Commons for the big 4th of July celebration. There were a ton of food stands and he tried some Mexican corn and kettle corn (he liked the kettle corn the best, the Mexican was too spicy for him, you should have seen how big his eyes got when he bit into it!!) An orchestra played a lot of songs, and then at ten there were fireworks! Eddie loved them, especially one shaped like a happy face.
And to top off the busy-adventures, today we arrived at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design for my summer camp here! We just got settled in today, and he's so excited to learn about painting!
Note: I will try again to add pictures another day, they were not uploading for some reason =[