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Monday, January 10, 2011

Clayton's Parents Come to Michigan!

Clayton's parents came to visit us in Michigan in mid-November for a few days. We had a wonderful time enjoying the warm autumn weather and discovering a few new places. On the first day everyone went to Patriarch park to play. Well, I stay home to enjoy morning sickness.

Rex & Kathy
Swing time. It's a miracle every time we manage to get her off the swings. Man she loves them.
Grandma fixing E's hair. She never holds that still for me.
Bronners! We traveled to Frankenmuth one day to check out the world's largest Christmas store. And they aren't kidding, it's enormous! And I think we all hated it. It was like WalMart on Black Friday on crack. You would think that 7 acres of buildings wouldn't get so crowded, but wow. Ok, so a lot of our friends love it, so I am guessing that WHEN you go makes a big difference. Mid-November probably isn't recommended. Kathy bought us a sweet nativity souvenir and one for them as well. I think anyone living in Michigan has to go at least once.
However, we loved downtown Frankenmuth! It is so pretty and charming, all done in a Bavarian style. We stopped along a bridge across the Cass river to take some pictures.
Eleanor was super giggly for grandma & grandpa.
Giggly and wiggly. Why do kids get crazy-wiggly in dangerous areas?
We stopped for lunch at a crepes place that was amazing. After Frankenmuth we headed to Uncle John's Cider mill for donuts and cider. But the mill part is closed after October 31st so we just bought some cider to take home and enjoy.
Here Eleanor is getting kisses from grandma.
We also introduced them to our favorite Pho place and played a lot of cards. It was a really nice visit and it was fun for Eleanor to get to know the Firth grandparents a lot better.

3 comments:

Tiff said...

I didn't know they came to visit! I loved it when parents came to see us in MN! Good one-on-one time. Oh that E is so darling!

Aubreydoll said...

You need to go to Bronner's in mid-summer or after Christmas, there's no one there!

Ann said...

What the Pho!?!?!

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