“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
When the unexpected situation arises, try to have a backup plan, or an Oma.
On Monday, Cam's grandma came into Grand Rapids for an appointment and to stay the night with us. Her plan was to leave Tuesday a.m. after Cam boarded the school bus. The thing is, Cam did not get on the bus because school was closed due to icy back roads! Oma graciously agreed to stay until late afternoon so Jane could attend scheduled work meetings. Since our son loves school, a cancellation is not his first choice, but spending the day playing games with his grandma sure was fun!
School was in session the remainder of the week and Cam and classmates had a field trip to hear the symphony. He is pictured here with his friend, Addisyn.
On Saturday it was time for a family road trip! We traveled northward to meet Oma and Opa at Country Dairy for lunch. It is one of our favorites. Not only can you order lunch, but they have all different kinds of cheeses, ice cream, dairy and meat you can purchase. We think the most unique offering is the "bottomless" chocolate/white milk, meaning you can refill your cup as many times as you wish. It truly is the best chocolate milk we have ever tasted!
Afterwards, Cam asked if we could use google maps to direct us to the cottage. It took us a different way we had never been. We were exploring the open road all because of our inquisitive boy.
We were excited to be at Oma and Opa's to see the newly formed ice on Lake Michigan. It is much less of a frozen tundra than in past years, but still a sight to see.
Cam and Jane worked to assist Cam's grandparents with passport application completion online. It was a bit of a history lesson with them trying to remember dates and birthplaces. Even though the wind was brisk, the sunshine was inviting and we were reminded that spring is not too far away now!
Luckily, Cam's dad is incredibly handy and is able to manipulate the different areas on the chair when others may need to take it to a professional. After Chris was finished with the changes, Cam tried it out.
"Dad, I fit great. Thank you for going the extra mile!"