Matt and I had a wonderful weekend. I managed to avoid my official work. I will have a pile of grading on Monday, but the weekend was worth it.
Saturday was long but fun. We taught an exploratory science day for middle schoolers first. We crashed carts, made babies (genetics), examined our own cells with microscopes, and did some acid/base chemistry. Oh, and we blew up a gummy bear. We immediately headed home to get dolled up for prom. I inserted a pic below - we did not go quite as fancy as the kids.
Prom was at the Wabasha Street Caves in St. Paul. I believe the site was a speakeasy at one point. It is lovely inside, with stuccoed cave ceilings and many adjoining rooms. The night had minimal drama, casino games, and not too much rap. All in all, a success.
Sunday, we explored outdoors. Matt ran a 5k at our nature center (yes, the one I used to work for). In the afternoon, we went back to watch a prescribed burn and do some hiking. We spotted spring wildflowers poking up (spring beauties below) and looked for frogs with some 6 year old friends we ran into.
We finished off by grilling burgers and brats with our neighbors and their kids. I taught their kindergartner how to make homemade whipped cream for our strawberry dessert.
Wonderful to have a weekend that was simultaneously jam-packed AND relaxing. Exactly what I needed to refresh for another long week.