This is the first week I have ever had my kids in daycare. We are at a 50% success rate. A.P. absolutely loves it and Maybelle absolutely hates it. And by hate I don’t mean cries and clings to me – I mean kicks and yells. It’s only day 4 so we’re going to hang in there. I am a woman with a book entitled “Daycares Don’t Care” on my book shelf, and have taken her to several rallys and protests in her young life so I can’t say I am entirely displeased with her response. I am one stop shopping for the Mommy Wars. So that’s fun.
The good news is that I am totally focused on making the most of our family time. It’s fall, y’all. It’s the best time to be in West Michigan. Although the tomato harvest stunk this year, the apples are everywhere and the crappy weather has resulted in a bumper crop. This summer (seems so very long ago) the kids and I picked cherries at Robinettes, and someone there was very excitedly telling me about a new maze being created. Top secret stuff. Now that it’s corn maze season, the secret is finally revealed. Big shocker – it’s an apple. And it’s Robinettes so another big shocker – it’s expensive. Grab a coupon from Grand Rapids Sudden Values to make more room in your budget for their yummy donuts here.
I am itching to get back to Meijer Gardens for Colorfall, which starts this weekend. It is gorgeous there in the fall and I can’t wait to get back even though I went about 100 times this summer. It’s the beginning of all things fall this weekend; including lots of orchards and orchard-related activities. Check this website or Kent Harvest Trails for great info and details.
This weekend we really have our pick of fun things to do. The Meijer Animal Festival and Wag-n-Walkathon is Saturday the 19th. Check out the link for more details on that; if you are an animal lover it is a must do.
The Mayor’s River Clean Up is this weekend too. Someone please give George a big kiss for me, because we can’t make it. I’m sad; it’s the first time in three years we haven’t attended. It’s been a family tradition and we’ve enjoyed participating for the last several years.
This isn’t next weekend, but you should make plans now. Next Thursday, head over to Coldstone Creamery for the World’s Largest Ice Cream Social. From 5-8PM you can get a free 3 oz. “Make A Wish” Creation with a donation to Make A Wish. Ice cream for a cause – how can you not love that?
I plan on trying to win Maybelle’s heart back over this weekend. What are your plans?