Heading into the airport. We hate having to pay for luggage, so we just check one and then they all get to lug their suitcases through the airport, which they actually love. :) But this time was nice and the flight was full and they were offering free baggage checking through to your destination, so we took them up on that.
On the plane ready to go
We had a super long layover in Chicago so I had gone online and saw they have a children's museum in the airport! Well, it really was more of a play area :), but it was awesome! The kids had so much fun playing there and it killed some time.
She loved "flying" the plane
This kid (Jonathan), cracked us up, he wanted to go on the people mover but refused to walk on it. He just wanted to ride it. Good thing we weren't in a hurry :)
Finally gave in to a nap
Ready to take off in Chicago
We sat on the plane for over an hour waiting to take off because of a storm that came through. It's only a 25 minute flight to Grand Rapids, so Steve's family was already at the airport to pick us up and we hadn't taken off yet :).
Fun playing basketball on Grandpa's shortened hoop!
We took lots of golf cart rides. Micah was pretty excited to get to drive
We had told Micah if it rained while we were there we could go see Cars 3. Of course that made Micah pray for rain :) and he got his wish the second day we were there. They had this setup at the movie theatre and David wanted to sit in it :)
All ready for the movie to start (it was the twins' first movie in a theatre)
They loved the movie (as did Steve and I)!
More golf cart rides
The boys got a chance to steer
We went to a small wild animal park one day. It was so much fun!
On the safari ride
Feeding some goats
We even got to feed some giraffes
The spider monkeys were one of the favorites and seriously watching the monkeys reminds me of watching my children :)
Going in with the birds
Climbing the elephant
David was bound and determined he was going to climb it all by himself!
He was pretty proud of himself when he did it
Family photo at the zoo
Steve and I got to go on a date. We went to dinner and then headed to the Lake. So fun!
We even got to see the start of a sailboat race
And we're back on the golf cart :). Steve and Micah had gone golfing so we decided to take a ride and ended up finding his grandma's house.
Jonathan getting a turn to drive
Anna thought she needed a turn too, she definitely was the craziest driver
Grandma took the boys to a splash pad and made a stop at Grandpa's work so the boys could see what he does
We visited my grandparents who live on a lake so we took a boat ride
Hanging out with great grandpa and grandma
Micah tried riding a tube behind the wave runner. It didn't go so well, he didn't want to go fast, so we started off slow which meant the tube didn't get out of the water, which meant he got a face full of water and eventually fell in. :) so he decided to just lay on the tube without riding :)
Going for a wave runner ride
Eating a snack on the boat
All the kids with Great-Grandpa and Great-Grandma
My Aunt Jane stopped by too
Four generations of VandenHeuvel women
We got to have breakfast and visit with our good friends Zach and Kasey. We each have four children with Micah being the oldest, so it was lots of kids :).
It was so great to get to visit with them and see our kids play together!
And that was the first week! So much fun!!