I have been looking for a way to share snippets from our family life here in Iowa.  I used to post Scenes From Our Week every Sunday, but posting every Sunday became difficult.  Then, this summer I tried High Five Friday, posting five things we were excited about. But, I didn’t want to be tied to a number of things and I didn’t really like them on Fridays.  
So, I am back to Sundays, with just snippets, glimpses from our week or the past weeks or month. Whenever I have something to share.  It might be one thing or ten.  It might be every Sunday or just one Sunday in a month.  Life is busy, but I want to share and reminisce, just not be tied to a specific timeline or number of items.
I am hoping to make this a button (if I can figure it out) and you are welcome to join me in sharing snippets from your life. 
From our past week:
On Tuesday, I met up with my niece and her three kids at the Iowa Children’s Museum in Coralville. She lives in NE Iowa so it was quite a drive for them, but so worth it. The kids had a blast and we were exhausted by the time we headed home.  I had such a great time catching up with my niece and watching the kids play.  Thanks for the great idea, Kenan!
Aubrey’s ice cream cone was almost as big as her head! I also got the opportunity to take her shopping for her birthday. We went to Children’s Place and she had fun picking out just what she wanted. 

Henry could have stayed in their airplane room all day long. He loved the flight simulators and flying the planes. He did not want to leave. 

Reagan and Ella also had fun together. They are only two months apart in age, but don’t get to see each other very often. They also enjoyed flying the planes as well as playing in the pizza restaurant and grocery store. 
If you have children 10 and under, I highly recommend you visit the Iowa Children’s Museum. Block off a day and spend time really playing with your kids! They have a hosptial/dental area, grocery store, restaurant, music room, drama area, art room, post office and bank, the airplane room and so much more. When the boys were little we went to a Children’s Museum in nearly every city we visited and I think ours is one of the best. 
Our Back-to-School Open House was this week.  School starts TOMORROW.  Where did summer go? It always goes by too fast.  Every year I wish we had more time.  But, it is over and another school year is beginning.  We have a freshman, an 8th grader, and a 4th grader. We will keep busy with cross country meets, marching band competitions, football games, and basketball games in the coming weeks and months. 
Reagan all ready for 4th Grade

I hope you have many snippets of joy in your upcoming week! Thanks for sharing in mine!

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  1. Becky Goerend on August 18, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Fun! We need to get over to that museum! Hope your kiddos have a great first day!

  2. Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies on August 19, 2014 at 3:05 am

    Love Sunday Snippets!

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