Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Michigan Visit: Summer 2012

We had a very short, but really fun visit to Michigan this past weekend. We spent a night at Mark and Erika's new house, and then continued on to Oma's place. The temps were really, really high and the sun was strong! The kids had a great time visiting with their cousins, as they always do. This year we had water balloon fights and several trips through the sprinklers to cool down from the heat.

Water Balloon Fight!!!

Ian and Christopher
Olivia and Christopher

The bunk beds are way too exciting!
Oma is known for her beautiful potted flowers every summer. She told us that this year she couldn't do as much as she has in previous summers, but you'd never know it. The flowers and plants are as beautiful as always. I managed to score some pretty cute birdhouses for the girls in the family this year. I went into Homegood's to see if there were any nice gifts to bring, and happened upon these adorable little Cynthia Rowley birdhouses! I got one each for Erika, Andrea, and Greg's Mom. They all loved them! I may have to go back there myself to see if there are any left for our yard!
One of the things we do every time we visit at Greg's Mom's house is take a drive (or a walk) up to the back 40 acres of her property. Greg loves to check out the land, and tell the boys stories of his own childhood and all of the things he did back there. Camping, gardening, hiking and just enjoying the great outdoors are what Greg loves most.
Oma with the boys (wearing her hats!)


Uncle Mark's quad was a big hit.
Back 40




Cute little Cynthia Rowley birdhouse!
Boys looking over the Little Mac Bridge into the pretty stream
S'mores were a big hit!
The Blue Water Bridge coming into Michigan from Sarnia, Ontairo Canada.

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