Sunday, April 27, 2014

Blustery Sunday

The sun is shining in the Hills again today (which I hear might be the last day for awhile that this happens, boo...) so we decided to take full advantage of it yet again.  For quite awhile now Grant and I have been wanting to take the kiddos downtown and check out the Detroit Riverfront area.  We had considered it quite a few times but something else always seemed to come up.  Today we decided to take Sasha for a spin and head down there this morning.  It was a bit chilly and quite windy down by the water but we all decided we were very glad we went and checked it out.  Both kids are already asking to go back to just sit and watch the boats on the river when it gets a bit warmer.  The whole area is beautiful, the paths are nice, there is plenty of seating to just sit and hang out and we even found the playscape.  We told the kiddos they were closer to Canada than home while we walked and that blew their minds.  On the way back, Grant drove through the downtown area to show them some of the sights, including Comerica Park where the Bean got super excited after remembering she is going to be going there thanks to Grandpa Gary.  I forget sometimes that there is a lot to do/see in the city - you tend to hear so much of the negative about Detroit that its plus sides get missed.  It was a great way to spend out morning.

This afternoon was spent hanging out, playing, reading, spending some more time outside and just enjoying our Sunday.  We've been going, going, going as usual and it was nice to just chill today.  For dinner tonight I made Hawaiian Enchiladas which a fun way to wrap up our island adventure this week. I think we'll all be sad to 'leave' Hawaii, but this afternoon as I made up tomorrow's dessert (rumor has it that making it at least a day in advance makes it that much tastier, so check back tomorrow and see if that's true!) I started getting excited about talking about Kentucky this week as well. Especially with the Derby being this week (though absolutely no doing of my own!).  The kids have already started talking about picking horses for the race!  Thing 1 and Thing 2 aced their Hawaii pop quiz so as a treat tonight after dinner we let them watch Leroy and Stitch which is the follow up to Lilo and Stitch.  It was the perfect way to wrap up our evening.

Like I said, check back in tomorrow as we officially launch Kentucky Week!  Looking forward to thoroughbreds, bluegrass and mountains!  So until then...

Hawaii Fun Fact of the Day:  There are no racial or ethnic majorities in Hawaii. Everyone is a minority. Caucasians (Haoles) constitute about 34%; Japanese-American about 32%; Filipino-American about 16% and Chinese-American about 5%. It is very difficult to determine racial identification as most of the population has some mixture of ethnicities.

Looking across the river into Canada

Lighthouse in the park

US Naval Vessel - Pride of Michigan!

Playing at the playscape

Hawaiian Enchiladas

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