Labor Day Getaway!

5 09 2013

The boys had barely 8 weeks off of school this summer and between work, photography, and all the school meetings due the the school closures that I was a part of, we never took a family vacation.  On Labor Day weekend we planned to take a camping trip with the twins, but all campgrounds required a 3 night stay and we weren’t really wanting to do THAT long with them just yet!

So instead, we decided to take a day trip up to Holland, MI.  We left Kingston with my mom and Carl and headed to a great little petting farm called Critter Barn.  It’s a free petting farm that uses volunteer children over the age of 8 to help care for the animals and teach visitors about them.  They were so friendly and eager to show us all the rabbits, chickens, goats, pigs, cows, etc.  It was such a fun experience for us all and honestly would’ve been my dream job as a child!  🙂

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The main barn

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Linc feeding the baby goats.  They give us free buckets of hay for all the animals…

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Some animals were more aggressive than others!

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Malachi’s favorite was the calf.

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Lincoln loved the rabbits and the goats.

We then hit up lunch in downtown Holland and got some great icecream at Kilwins.

Afterwards we took them for their first go-carting ride, bumper boats, mini golf, and arcade.  The loved every minute of it!  Except the mini-golf!

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Malachi was literally squealing with delight the whole ride!

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His form is a little lacking…

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Trying to teach them the rules and form for mini golf.  Lasted about 3 holes and then we let them do what they wanted.

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Arcading

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So glad we took a day with our Kindergartners!  They were so happy the whole day and we love seeing them experience new adventures.

 

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