Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Big ...Pool


The past Saturday was HOT, so at the spur of the moment we packed up the car and headed to the beach.  Being close to Lake Michigan is one of my favorite things about living in Grand Rapids.  And from May through September we have a packed beach bag in the car, just in case.  Knowing that the forecast was perfect for the beach on Saturday, we were prepared to park far away and sit way back from the water, but we were pleasantly surprised when we got to the beach a little before 10 and there were still plenty of parking spots and our pick of locations right on the water.

Monday, August 20, 2012

A Day At The Zoo

It was an absolutely perfect weekend to visit John Ball Park Zoo.  The weather was nice and cool and surprisingly, although the parking lot seemed packed, there was plenty of room to enjoy all the animals. 


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My Fair Lady



On paper this was the perfect year to take Lillian Grace to the fair ... she knows all the fair animal sounds, she loves to watch people, she has an attention span for the small fairgrounds and she loves crunchy foods... what we didn't account for was the hardest rain we have had since April.  But we braved the rain, put up our umbrellas, threw on hats and navigated strategically from barn to barn ... and it ended up being a fun day.