Further investigation turned up the fact that there are a few other free splash pads like the one at Heritage Park in the 'area' One was actually at the Lake St. Clair Metropark. Sounded like it would be worth checking out.
We never even made it to the splash pad as we ended up spending the whole time we were there at the Beach area. The kiddos and Grant went 'swimming' in the lake and then we played in the sand and hung out on the beach. There was also a pool with a huge water slide, lots of playgrounds, a mini golf course, and tons of open space. How come we hadn't stumbled across this little gem before? And Dad, I so thought of you; ESPN2 was there filming the Bass Fishing Tournament that was going on! We will definitely be heading back there again.
We got back here just in time for dinner and to celebration National Whiskey Sour Day. While the kiddos abstained from the actual drink, I made a whiskey sour steak for dinner tonight, as well. It got a 'meh' overall. Mom, have to share that the hit of the meal was the yellow squash casserole I made with the squash you sent me home with the other day. Ritz Crackers and Cheese apparently even make squash appealing around here ;-) Wait 'til you see what I'm doing with your tomatoes tomorrow!
One more week of summer. They're both chomping at the bit and would start tomorrow if I'd let them. We're going to live up the last week in high style, though and enjoy every moment of being together. Cherry popsicles (I came up with my very own version - just put them in my freezer to set up about an hour ago, so excited!) tomorrow! Until then...
The Bean ready for a swim
Nosey Josey, too!
Heading down to the lake
Filling buckets to take back to use for sand castle making
My little architects creating
Whiskey Sour Steak