40+ Things To Do In Michigan Upper Peninsula

There are so many family friendly and memorable things to do in Michigan Upper Peninsula. While visiting You might see wolves, black bears, or moose. There are over 400 different types of birds, over 150 waterfalls, you can hike mountains, canoe along huge rock cliffs, search for sea glass along lake Superior, learn to make maple syrup, go morel mushroom hunting, eat the famous pasties, and so much more! For anyone who hasn't visited the UP, this is one place that you MUST visit! The beauty of … [Read more...]

Christmas Around The World

When Christmas time comes I work hard to teach my kids the REAL meaning behind the season. I also try to teach my children about how other countries celebrate Christmas differently then we do. A perfect way to do that is to visit the Christmas Around The World exhibit at Meijer Garden's. We visit Fredrick Meijer Gardens frequently during the spring and summer. I have always had great intentions of going to their wonderful Christmas exhibit, but things always get busy during the holidays, … [Read more...]

Amsoil Arenacross 2015

We recently we blessed with tickets for our family to attend the Arenacross race that was at the VanAndel arena in Grand Rapids, MI as well as tickets to giveaway to one of our lucky viewers. This years Amsoil Arenacross was such an amazing show, it was a few hours of action packed racing around sharp corners, big jumps, and lots of air! We made sure to bring noise canceling headphones for the little boys and earplugs for any of the older kids who thought it was to loud. It worked great … [Read more...]

AMSOIL Arenacross Giveaway~Family 4 Pack

AMSOIL Motocross Coming to Grand Rapids this Weekend For all of my local viewers, I have a family 4 pack of tickets to giveaway and information about a family fun event coming to Grand Rapids this weekend you won't want to miss.  We have never been to an Arenacross show, but let me tell you my boys are looking forward to going to this show!! I will be making sure to bring the noise canceling headphones for the little ones, these type of shows can get very loud for our sensory kids and make … [Read more...]

Eat Dirt Mud Run 2014

We had such a wonderful time attending the Eat Dirt Mud Run 2014 this year! They had options for our older kids to run a 5K race as well as a shorter version for the littler kids. If you follow us on Instagram, you will have seen pictures shared through out the event. Eat Dirt Mud Run 2014 The Eat Dirt Mud Run 2014 isn't you'r typical 5k race, oh no, it's much more fun (and dirty!) The Eat Dirt Mud run offers a course that is challenging enough for the most avid runner, and fun enough for … [Read more...]

Day Out With Thomas 2014

We were so excited to attend the Day Out with Thomas 2014 event again this year in Flint, MI. This event is so much more then just a 40 minute ride on Thomas the Train. We learned that last year we needed to allow most of the day to be able to enjoy all of the activities that are available. Upon arriving we boarded the train, being pulled by none other the Thomas. At the event you get a 40 minute ride on Thomas, which is a very relaxing ride that many fall asleep on. The further … [Read more...]

Largest Volunteer Art Festival ~ Festival Of The Arts

The Festival Of The Arts is a community celebration in downtown Grand Rapids the first full weekend in June each year, this year was their 45th year. It is the longest running festival in Michigan, and is the largest volunteer art festivals in the county. There are free art activities for the kids to enjoy and great food to choose from from many different countries that are operated by local nonprofit organizations. They also have dance performances, music of all types, theatre, poetry, … [Read more...]

A Day Out With Thomas ~ Michigan ~ Family 4 Pack Giveaway

It's that time of year again, the time of year Gabe is asking regularly when we will be going back to see Thomas The Tank Engine in real life.  He is my big train lover, everything is trains he spends half of his day building train tracks and playing with his Thomas and Friends Trains! Which makes this the perfect event for him to be able to attend. Last year was our first year attending the event, and I was so pleasantly surprised as to how many different things there are for the kids to do … [Read more...]

Things To Do In Michigan With Kids ~ Blanford Nature Center

Blanford Nature Center ~ Things To Do In Michigan (with kids) We recently had some friends come and visit from California, and spent part of the day enjoying Blanford Nature Center. It had been a while since we visited, and the kids loved walking around and exploring all that this great nature center has to offer. During the early spring they have the Sugarbush Festival and you can watch the whole process of maple syrup making, which is a lot of fun (and of course educational as … [Read more...]

Lego KidsFest 2014 Michigan

We were blessed to be able to attend Lego KidsFest 1 1/2 years ago when they came to Michigan, the kids had so much fun and knew what there was to enjoy this year so they were extra excited to be able to attend again and even convinced one of their neighbor friends to attend with us!! Our trip starts with a 2 1/2 hour trip to Novi on the other side of the state, with 6 kids. This year we were able to being the neighbor girl with us, which Cody, Anthony, and Ethan were VERY happy about. We … [Read more...]