Posts Tagged ‘Imaginarium’

Blue Zone Daffodil Hunt

April 16, 2015 @ 8:57 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

RJ and Gwen were with us for a long weekend.  We drove through rain, and even snow, to get them at the hand-off point on I-35.  I took time off work to hang out with them.  We have to see them as much as we can right now.  They are moving from Minneapolis to Seattle next month.

We went on a daffodil hunt, eventually finding the big bright yellow flowers in our yard.  The next day Gwen and RJ found (plastic) eggs that the E.B. had lost the previous week.

We visited the Grout Museum District two different days.  At the Imaginarium (Children’s museum) we made lightning and thunder, made our hair stand on end, and RJ flew an airplane trainer.  We saw stars at the Planetarium.  RJ and Gwen used their “dog tags” at the Iowa Veterans Museum.

RJ played baseball, golf, tennis, bowling with each of us on the Wii.  RJ liked playing with his uncle best because Alex knew how to set the system to make it easy for RJ to do well.

Grandkids are indeed a Blue Zone.

Jay Ginther, MD

Blue Zones Spring Break

March 15, 2015 @ 7:53 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

RJ and Gwen are spending Spring Break with Grammy and Papa.  Grandchildren are Blue Zones for us.  Also a challenge: can we tire them out as quickly as they tire us out?

Three days into Spring Break, they have hit many highlights.  They have enjoyed the Phelps Youth Pavillion at the Arts Center and the Imaginarium (Children’s Science Center) at the Grout Museum.  RJ saw a very good “Illusionist” at the Waterloo Rec Center.  Papa could not figure out the stunts either.

RJ and Gwen both drink milk at every meal.  They want to grow strong bones.

Today they and Grammy watched Papa sing in the church choir.  After “second breakfast”, we all set up RJ’s Thomas the Train set he had brought from home.  Gwen helped by repeatedly setting off the noismaker in the crossing guard.

This afternoon RJ attended a Waterloo Blackhawks hockey game with his Uncle Alex.  He liked being close to the ice.

It is barely dark outside and they have crashed.  We are about to too.  Nearly a week of Blue Zones left.

Jay Ginther, MD