Michigan Trip – Part 2

As promised I am trying to get back on track with regular updates and especially with posting the rest of the photos from our trip to Michigan! I’ll just pick up this post where I left off with the first. 

It was very wet and rainy while we were in Michigan, and they had been having lots of rain for several weeks before. The ground was completely waterlogged so each time it would rain there would be water just pooling everywhere in the grass, on the driveway, etc. because it couldn’t soak into the already-soaked ground.

Splashing in a puddle of water on the deck near the fire pit.

Splashing in a puddle of water on the deck near the fire pit.

We had plenty of sunny days as well, but everything was damp. Each time it looked like the sun was finally drying out the lawn we’d get another rain storm and everything would be soggy and mushy again. It didn’t stop us from spending lots of time outside though!

As I mentioned in my first post, we also went on lots of day trips to different places. One of Lewis’ favorites was the Hands On Museum in Ann Arbor. They have one big room designed specifically for younger kids, and that is where we spent most of our time. We met up with one of Chris’ high school friends and his daughter, but she is a few years older than Lewis and they basically went their own separate ways within the museum.

The “Preschool Gallery” had a lot of fun things to explore, including places to climb, baskets full of toys, puzzles, a big water table, and Lewis favorite: a big interactive ball machine with lots of paths for the balls to follow and tons of balls for kids to carry around, put onto the path in different places, see them get sucked up a vacuum tube, etc.

Lewis and I discovered a bucket of big plastic bugs which were right up his alley. He loves bugs!

Lewis and I discovered a bucket of big plastic bugs which were right up his alley. He loves bugs!

Carefully placing a ball at the top of a ramp.

Carefully placing a ball at the top of a ramp.

Sending a ball down a spiral path. He could have played here all day!

Sending a ball down a spiral path. He could have played here all day!

Back at the house there were lots of fun things to explore outside on our non-rainy days. Lewis loved Grandpa’s tractor and lawn mower!

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He practiced climbing up on a ladder with a little help. (A skill that he is now getting more and more confident with on our recent trips to the playground.)

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Grandpa showed him where to find some yummy ripe black raspberries.

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He did a little digging in the garden with grandma’s tools, although most days it was too muddy for this!

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And we all had fun blowing bubbles together with a big bubble set that grandma picked up.

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There are more photos than I even realized we had taken, so you can look forward to at least two or more posts about our trip! Coming up next: our 4th of July BBQ with Chris’ family, and more fun playing outside.

 

 

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