⭐ WEEKLY UPDATE ⭐
It was a busy week for our family last week. My youngest turned 8. I tried to convince him that we should just skip his birthday and enjoy another year of him being 7, but he told me "it doesn't work like that!" It is so true that the days are long, but the years are fast. We took a walk down memory lane looking at favorite photos from each year of his life, and it's amazing how quickly they grow up. I'm proud to be his mamma, and he's turning into a wonderful young person even though he's not my "baby" anymore!
We also taught our kids about hard work and manual labor. We had two trees taken down, and that equated to a lot of wood to split. At first glance, we didn't think it would take very long, just a few hours. Well, 9 hours later, it was all split and stacked. We have enough bonfire wood for the next two decades! We also had some fun fishing (my youngest daughter caught a big one!) and exploring new hiking trails.
This week we look forward to more time connecting, enjoying the outdoors, and cranking out more academic time. My oldest daughter will be finishing up her junior year online, and the younger kids will continue their academic time through the summer in hopes of it increasing their retention and helping them be better prepared for 3rd and 4th grade in the fall.
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⭐ FEATURED ARTICLES/EVENTS ⭐
Phew! Doesn't it feel good to know we're all in this together? Here are some articles to check out to find your family fun at home:
- Hit the road and check out out the West Michigan Macaroni Kid Food Truck Selfie GIVEAWAY!
- Voting is OPEN for the 2020 Pet Photo Contest! So many cute pets you'll want to check it out!
- If you're a maker, baker, or crafter, you won't want to miss the opportunity to be featured in our Maker Marketplace!
An Update on Events:
- It's still unknown what summer will bring for events, but we're keeping a close eye out and will update our calendar and newsletter as information becomes available.
- Stay tuned to our calendar and Facebook as we share events and happenings around town that are either virtual, drive-through, or are outdoor activities. And remember, there are many ways to find your family fun at home. If you haven't check out our 100+ at home activities, it's a great place to start.
⭐ LOCAL BUSINESS SHOUT-OUT ⭐
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