Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Bookworm Gardens and and a new Lake Michigan beach

We had a wonderful day trip to Sheboygan this past Sunday. At breakfast, we made the spur-of-the-moment decision to make the hour-long drive north after church that day. The "Bookworm Gardens" has been on my bucket list and I was still hoping to squeeze it in this summer. It did not disappoint!  It's a lovely botanical gardens based on children's literature. It was so well-done with hidden book clues among the landscape and plenty of interactive areas. Here's just a few snapshots...I have LOTS more to download on the better camera. 
Click-clack Moo

This was a sensory digging table near "Mr. MacGregor's Garden"

Mr. MacGregor's Shed--behind the gate. Everly closed Jonathan in there over and over and couldn't stop giggling,

The Giant's shoes!

Jack and the Beanstalk

The Magic School Bus

After the Gardens closed, we headed to a small beach a few miles away. Sheboygan's beaches are much different than Milwaukee's!  The sand is beautiful and much more like the Michigan side. We hadn't brought swimsuits, but the kids played it in anyway. Grant was so funny...he must never have seen waves before because he kept saying "the water is getting me!", like it was a game of chase.

It was a lovely day and the kids were thrilled to drive thru Burger King on the way home for dinner. They still had plenty of room for ice cream when we got home and it helped everyone feel a bit better about school starting this week.

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