There's a common saying in Michigan that you need to walk out of your house with the following items at the ready: sunglasses, an umbrella, winter boots and galoshes because you never know what the weather will be like. This week, the sun was shining brightly with few clouds in the sky making us think it was summer all over again!
On Friday evening, we hosted cousins JJ, Jeff, Libby and Coco for dinner. Delicious food and lots of laughs made for an awesome evening.
On Saturday, Cam was a bit under the weather, so he missed his baseball game, but Oma and Opa still came to visit and had lunch at Cam's house so everyone could hang out.
'Auntie' Karen joined us, driving all the way from Chicago to stay for the weekend. Cam had a tough time sleeping, but rallied during the day, eager to get and do things in the nice weather. Karen, Jane and Cam headed downtown to explore ArtPrize (Click here to check it out!) on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning. There's always so much to see because the art contest covers three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids. Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown, and it’s all free and open to the public. The sailboats pictured were hand-carved out of marble.
At the Gerald R. Ford Museum, Cam really liked the train picture which seemed to be coming off the wall.
By far, our favorite find of the day was in the Amway Grand Plaza where there were a series of mirrored kaleidoscopes that offered a glimpse into how one would look inside of the intricate mirrored display. Karen took our picture from one end while we looked at her through the other opening.
We barely scratched the surface of things to see but were thankful for the time we had. Many thanks to 'Auntie' Karen for making the trek and staying with us. At lunchtime on Sunday, we made our way to the Downtown Market where we dined and browsed and couldn't stop smiling because of this awesome boy!
If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. ~John F. Kennedy