We spent Saturday and Sunday hanging out, relaxing, catching up and trying to stay cool during the heat wave that had just set in after a relatively cool week beforehand
Mario was one of his favourites Jody was often his companion in the computer room Sprinkler fun after a scorching hot day of 33C (don't forget to factor in the humidity) ... oh how I wish we had a well again.
Aunt Martha tried to encourage Matthew to play in the sandbox because she knows I'm not a sand fan :), but he wasn't all that much interested in it ... until after some sprinkler fun ... then he had some second thoughts about Aunt Martha's idea and decided the sandbox was great fun inbetween sprinkler cool-downs
On Monday we spent the day in Holland, Michigan at the Dutch Village (seperate post on that to come) and since Tuesday was another sorching hot day we decided to "hibernate" a bit indoors and not tackle the heat for another day. Martha and I went to a thrift store sale and Rob and John went book shopping ... or should I say Rob did .... I'm not sure if Rob was more excited about the trip so that he could relax and visit or so that he could finally do some book shopping in Grand Rapids which he had always heard had such great deals. I'd say he struck some okay deals and we went home with a load of books.
On Wednesday it was time for us to start heading in the direction of home for a few days of family time. We left mid-morning and made it to our destination of Flint, Michigan in good time. Our next two nights were spent at a hotel in Flint where we relaxed and enjoyed some time together as family and spent a day at the Pioneer Village (seperate post to come on that also). It was a very nice time together.
Pool and hot tub fun Someone had forgotten their waterwings and so Matthew gave them a try ... he LOVED it, to say the least!! :) The next day we went looking at some local stores for waterwings ... but it being the end of summer who would think that people are actually still swimming and not thinking about back to school shopping ... needless to say we didn't have any luck.