Tuesday, July 29, 2008

First Visit!

We are so excited to have our first visitors to our new house! Grandma and Grandpa Gray came to Michigan for the weekend, and we had a blast showing them some of our favorite things. When they arrived Friday the kids were very eager to take them to Culvers, their favorite restaurant. Friday night we had a picnic with my uncle Dave (my mom's brother), cousins, and their significant others. The kids had a great time with all of the attention. Caleb just loved playing baseball with the big guys.
Saturday we went to Millenium Park. It's a man-made lake that's just the right size (and temperature) for our gang. This was the first giant-water experience for Avery, so it was fun to see her explore and test the elements. There is also a splash-pad there that is great to hose off in.
Sunday we went to see the Grand Rapids baseball team (I'm assuming they're AAA or something), the Whitecaps. It was hot and also happened to be "Bring Your Dog" day. I don't know that I've ever met a dog that liked watching baseball, but whatever. At the end of the game Caleb and Addie were able to go on the field to run the bases. Of course that was the highlight of Caleb's weekend! We had a great time and it was sad to see them go, but we are looking forward to the rest of the summer. This weekend was a great way for us to see just how much fun we are having here in Michigan. We can't wait for more guests!

My Uncle Dave and Addie

Caleb digging in the sand - we seem to have the same picture of him every single summer.

Avery laughing in the sand

Playing with her shovel

Enjoying the game

A view of the stadium - Fifth-Third Ballpark, I believe.

Caleb running the bases

Matt and Addie running the bases.