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Weekend Recap: Kids Health & Safety Fair, & Waterfest 2010

This weekend was busy. Tons of community events, time to play in the pool with some friends, and relaxing evenings mixed with good food made this a spectacular weekend in the city. There were amazing thunder storms every night, and it was cool (enough) in the mornings and late evenings to enjoy being outside.
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This first picture is taken from the BryanLGH Kids' Health & Safety Fair. This is an annual event that is in the form of a bazaar, with games, prizes, and food, yet the message is loud and clear: be safe and healthy! Healthy foods are incorporated into some games, healthy practices, like wearing a bike helmet when riding a bike, or putting on a safety belt when in the car, are incorporated into others. Some small business owners were also presented, including a few martial arts academies, a Chiopractic Center, and even a new business I had never heard of, but was intrigued by, Behave'n (interesting concept for a company!)
My only beef was the fact that pop was served free, instead of juice or milk. Argh.
This second photo was taken at Waterfest 2010, which took place at Holmes Lake park on Saturday evening. You could take free canoe rides so Stefan and Lukka paddled out and had a blast. Usually Lukka is quite shy with new experiences, but when I asked him if he wanted to go with dad in the canoe, his eyes got huge and he shook his head "YES!" as if his life depended on it. They had a great time.
This was a fun event that also served free pop & hot dog dinners until supplies lasted...which was all night. When we left around 7PM they still had loads more, so we took one home.
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This event only takes place every three years, unfortunately, when lots of "green" businesses come out to show kids cool science experiments having to do with sewers, sanitation, and groundwater & general water conservation. This event is geared more towards older kids (I would say 5+) but Lukka still had a blast and was interested in many things. Just the free food & canoe ride was worth the trip there.
Here he is learning how to cast for fly fishing! He loved it. I see a Father/Son fly fishing trip in the future.

If you're local: Both of these events were found by looking in the wonderful Lincoln Kids Newspaper, which is free at most grocery stores & coffee shops, filled with events all over town; quarterly. Most events are free or very inexpensive, so if you're living on a budget in the capitol city, I highly recommend picking one up!
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Stay tuned: New blog posts every day this week including a few movie reviews and tons of crafts!
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Lisa said…
If you are interested in going fishing, let me know. Noah just got poles, etc. for his birthday and he's been bitten by the bug. It's too cute!

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