Thursday, May 10, 2012

Smooth Waters and Mission Point Tulip

On the ferry and heading home!

There goes the Ottawa! (which we rode for the first time last weekend)

The Grand Hotel is open:

The waters of Lake Huron were so still:

Cormorants (not a bird species native to the area and they eat enough to harm fishing business)

Lovely Mackinac Island:

Pulling in to the dock:

We got to school early, so enjoyed the view of Lake Huron and the Mackinac Bridge:

My happy two and a half year old:

Ripples from ferry that recently passed:

God spoils us! What a beautiful world!

The new paint color looks nice!

Mission Point Resort!

The adirondack chairs are out! Definite sign of the summer season!

The tulips became more brilliantly colored since I saw them last:

So many tulips!

It's not everyday that the waters are so still:


View from Mackinac Island Public School's playground (we stayed and played for over an hour after school. Lots of other families did the same and it was nice to have some good conversations!)

The Mackinac Bridge:

The trees have spring green buds:

This was our last bike ride like this. Downtown is getting too busy for my new little cyclist and her training wheels.

Protecting her shell ;) with a Mackinac Island Bicycle helmet! I believe you can buy your own for $30. There was a grant that gave each child at the school their own helmet- thank you Mackinac Island Community Foundation!

"There's finally chairs out there again!!!" she said as we passed the lawn. Even a five year old can recognize the time the tourist season returns! :)

I'm loving the tulips!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Family & Spelling Bee

We went to my parents' church on Sunday. I love sitting with my family! We took up a whole row:

My adorable niece!

After church, my dad took the girls into the woods because a wild turkey was gobbling away. They never caught a glimpse, but my it gobbled loudly!



My sweet niece is one year old:

Phil and I went to the Fraunthal to see the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. My brother played Leaf Coneybear- it was so fun! He is talented :)

That's my brother on the top right:

The Fraunthal was built in 1929 and is beautiful! (I didn't take any pictures inside- doh!)

It was built by a showman for talking movies:

A cool building near Muskegon's Fraunthal:

My grandparents watched our girls. Here's Grandpa's special hotdog!

Then we got to see my other brother's new home! My niece likes her room: