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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Trip to Michigan

At the beginning of September Kendall had a full weekend scout training that he was going to, so I decided to take the kids and head to Michigan with my parents for the weekend. My parents got a nice hotel and all 7 of us camped out in the room. It was actually a HUGE room, so it wasn't even cramped.
 The pool is always a favorite.
 The hot tub was only separated by this little barrier, so the kids loved going from the hot to the cold and back again. They were funny.

 We had a family reunion (in which I only knew my parents and grandparents) but it was held on a farm and the kids enjoyed seeing the animals and eating lots.
 It also included an auction. The kids each got to buy something at the auction.
 After the reunion we went a little further north to my Grandma's house to stay for a night. My sister was burried there, at the foot of my grandfather, so we went to visit the grave. It gave me a good opportunity to tell the kids about the aunt that they never got to meet.
 The kids seemed happy to talk about her, except Mercedes. She refused to be in any pictures and got really introverted. I think she was having a hard time coping with her feelings.
 We showed the kids where their great-grandpa is buried,
 Along with some other distant relatives.

 Then on our way home we decided to have a little fun. We stopped to ride go-carts. They had these little tiny ones for little kids.
 It took Sadie a little while to figure out what she was doing, but then she did great!

 Avri, as always, was the cautious one.
 Then the adults got to have a turn driving while the kids rode.

 Round 2...

 Avri thought this was more fun than driving!

It was a great weekend, and the kids really enjoyed themselves. When we got back home, we got home about the same time as Kendall did, and then we got to jump right into a birthday celebration for a little 2-yr old. But that's the next post. :)

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