Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summers in Michigan Can't Be Beat!

Now I see the true lure of Whitehall, Michigan.  Grandpa Kerschen and Grandma and Grandpa Cooper live in kid paradise!  I've always loved visiting our Michigan family. But last week was EPIC!  The kids could not have had more fun swimming in White Lake, Duck Lake, Aunt Cathy's pool and Grandpa's pool.  They got to ride in motor boats, jet skis, kayaks and paddle boats.  They learned to jump off docks, go fishing with Daddy, roast marshmallows and make S'Mores. They skipped naps, took late naps and tried to stay up later than the sun (which isn't easy in Michigan - it stays light till after 10 o'clock!).  Grandma Kerschen treated them to an indoor Play Palace that had every toy under the sun!  It's no wonder, they didn't want to leave!
This girl could not love her grandpa more!  He got a lot of snuggles just like this one throughout the week.
Both kids warmed up to the lake right away.   
We played "Momma Watch this" over and over and over again, as they jumped in the lake and climbed back up on the dock.
Jak wasn't too sure about walking on the dock at first, by the end of the week he was running up and down those planks!
Who doesn't appreciate a perfect toddler footprint on the beach?
The view from Grandpa Kerschen's deck can't be beat.  Especially in Daddy's arms.
He shoots...he scores!!!
"Grandma, Can you make Daddy build me a race track just like this?"
Johnny Guitar....AKA Justin Beiber and Heart kept us entertained one rainy afternoon in East Lansing!  Their back-up dancer wasn't half bad either!
We spent a wonderful day with the Allan side of the family.  It was so great to see Uncle Jim and Aunt Louise, Father Jeffrey and two of Lynn and Chad's girls.  We missed Lynn and Chad and their other two girls though!  
Unwinding at Grammie Kerschen's house after a very busy day swimming and dancing!
We sure loved our time with Aunt Cathy, Johnny and Layla!
"The Godfather" AKA Cousin Phil - thanks for making the drive up to see us! 
Lil's First Fish!!!!!
Practicing for future..."Long walks on the beach..."
"Wait up guys!!!"
Happy 70th Birthday Grandpa!  
I wonder what the common people are doing today?
"Jak, You want to go faster Buddy?"
"I don't know what a S'More is but I can't wait to have one!"
Hard at work

"Hey Mister, Did you check the gas?"
"Where can I fly you to today Ma'am?"

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