Our Trip to Michigan: The Grand Tour of Grand Rapids
The next thing that we did was take a little tour of Grand Rapids. Brian wanted to show the three older kids where they were born and where they lived and a few of their favorite places to play. I enjoyed it too! It was nice to see alot of the places that were in pictures from when the kids were babies. The first place that we went to was a park. It was beautiful and had a trail that went around a huge pond, but the best part was ducks, tons and tons of ducks that flock all around you when they think that you have food. The little ones loved that too, especially Bubba!
The Houghs versus The Mighty Ducks!
We made friends when we broke out the potato chips!
The park also had a totally kick butt playground too! Of course we took advantage of that!Hannah took on the rock wall like a champ!
Daddy with Noah
Gianna Marie, is she adorable or what?
The next stop on our tour was Tunnel Beach! It is a beautiful beach right on Lake Michigan. We had so much fun! Brian and the kids had gone to Tunnel beach the day before while Coley and I were "tubing." But we thought that it would be a fun thing to do with the whole family. We were right! We all had a blast! The water was pretty cold when we first got there, but that was actually a good thing. Because it was so cold, the little kids didn't want to go into the water. That meant that we didn't have to worry about them drowning. Always a good thing!
Freakshows! They had so much fun jumping the waves.
THE tunnel leading to Tunnel Beach
Bubba running on the beach.
Noah loved "hiding" in the grass. He even tried to eat it...YUCK!
Jake was a digging fool! He wouldn't play in the water with Dj and Coley and I. He was too cold. He opted to sweat in the sand! His loss! The water was great!
The bathing beauty! Load up on sunscreen! Redhead's don't tan!
My beautiful brood!
Hannah was building sandcastles! Noah was destroying them almost as quickly as she could build them, but it made for a fun day!
Me and my boy!
Oh DJ! You are such a goofball!