"Mom! This ocean doesn't taste bad when you get the water on your lips!" ~ Micah's comment after diving under the fresh water in Lake Michigan.
"How come this beach doesn't have palm trees or sea creatures to collect?" ~ Grady Lee's question while walking the shore of Lake Michigan.
"This ocean water is freezing and the waves are super easy to jump over. The ocean in Michigan sure is different that the ocean in North Carolina, huh?" ~ Micah's observation after a day in Grand Haven by Lake Michigan.
Growing up, my summers were spent on the shores of the Great Lakes. Grand Haven, in particular, is a short 40 minute drive from my parents home and a wonderful beach town with a lovely pier.
Annalyse dipper her toes and decided the water was too cold and kept far away for the rest of our day there. Miss Priss made herself comfortable on a beach chair and indulged in snacks all day.
The boys, however, were off and running into the water in no time. They dug a huge hole and attempted to make it big enough for all three of them so they could enjoy "a hot tub by the cold lake."
My mom and I, well, we just enjoyed kids happily playing together with the fresh breeze on our faces and the warm sun on our backs. It was a perfect day.