Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Taylor Time

Our “little” cousin, Taylor, made a summer trip to Michigan to celebrate Erin’s graduation and to get out of the South Georgia heat. She has spent most of her time in Concord, but she was able to come and stay in Grand Rapids for about 5 days. At 13 she is full of energy and always wants to be on the go, so we tried to keep up with her and planned lots of outings. We went to the John Ball Park Zoo, where we saw the animals and enjoyed the summer sunshine. We spent a day at Lake Michigan, where Taylor was excited to swim since it has no sharks or salt, two things she is used to. Matt and Taylor spent some time at Build-A-Bear making a blue peace sign bear and finding the perfect outfit for it. Erin, Taylor and I squeezed in some time to pick out bridesmaids dresses and try on wedding dresses for Erin’s wedding. And we ate lots of frozen yogurt and took Mrs. Whiskers for lots of walks. Personally I am exhausted from all the activities that go with entertaining a 13 year-old, but I am looking forward to the next time she visits.