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Road trip

We just returned from a few days visiting with family in Michigan and Ohio. We ended up doing many special things but the two primary events during the week were our grandson Drew's kindergarten graduation and our granddaughter Maddie's baby dedication.

Drew turned six in March and has lost four teeth in the last month! Here he is trying to eat with a big gap in his mouth:


We got Maddie a doll for her birthday and weren't sure how she would like it. Fortunately she seemed to love it!


The kindergarten graduation was held on Thursday evening. Drew and the eleven other children in his class had obviously practiced their lines and songs for the program quite well.


After the first part of the program the children left the stage to change into little white caps and gowns and while they were gone we watched a power point presentation of some of the highlights of the past year. Drew was quite the little ham and seemed to thoroughly enjoy the evening.


Here's a picture of the whole family with the proud graduate:


On Sunday Megan and Jim had Maddie dedicated at their church. Here are Maddie and Megan dressed for church:


The pastor did a very nice job and explained that the purpose of the dedication is to encourage people to pray for Maddie and her parents as they strive to care for her and rear her in a way that pleases the Lord. Pastor Berlin said that he likes to have all the people in the church actively involved so he appointed Maddie to be the secretary of the nursery. 🙂 She is quite the little character:


On Friday we took a trip down to Ohio to visit with Rob's mother and his sister and brother in law. We had a pot luck lunch at the nursing home and had a nice time visiting with all of them. A local pastor who often visits with Rob's mom came by and we were encouraged by his visit. Here are Rob, his mom, and his sister:


On Saturday we drove to downtown Detroit to visit the Eastern Market.


I have always wanted to visit there, so this was a special treat for me. It is huge and although we spent a couple of hours there we barely scratched the surface.


There were some musicians and this clown was making balloon creations for the children:


We ate lunch down there and Rob bought a catnip plant for Buddy and I bought some delicious cookies. We also ran into a family who used to live here in Greenville.

Memorial Day was cold and rainy in Michigan. Jim had to work early in the day but we all were invited for supper at the home of Megan and Jim's good friends, Kevin and Kristen. We had a really nice visit with them. There were several other families there and the children kept things pretty lively. Maddie enjoyed circling the open floor plan. We had to station someone near the stairway to the basement to make sure she didn't leap down them. There were several little boys who thoroughly enjoyed playing together and during the course of the evening a couple of them got locked in a bathroom and a small flood ensued when a commode overflowed. Fortunately no children were harmed during the course of these events. 🙂

Those were the highlights of our week. I hope your week was a good one too.


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