Monday, September 18, 2017

Visiting With Children and Grandchildren Downstate

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September 18, 2017

When I posted the first day of school photos I did not have this little guys available. This is Jonah waiting for the bus on September 7th so he can head off to his first day of pre-school.

His mom said, the dandelions in his hand he
picked for his teacher.

September 15, 2017

We headed downstate around noon on Friday to spend some time with our son and his family.

This sign just keeps standing even though the restaurant burned
down several years ago.

The leaves are beginning to show their color in the UP.

Driving along Lake Michigan the water was a beautiful
blue green today.

You are on a curve coming down a hill when you first
spot the Mackinac Bridge.

Crossing the bridge.

Surprisingly we saw more color below the bridge.

I do not know how many times over the years we have went by
this sign. It is just past Gaylord, MI. I finally remembered to
have my camera ready and snapped a picture.

September 16, 2017

Our grandchildren playing outside on a beautiful Saturday in
September. It was 80 degrees.
(Noah (7) in the orange shirt, Jonah (5) in the blue shirt,
and Marcella (3) )

September 17, 2017

On Sunday we went to mass at St. Margaret's Catholic Church the parish they belong to. It is a beautiful church and is certainly family oriented. At their 10 o'clock mass they have a nursery for the little ones and a Catechism class for pre-school and kindergarten age children. Plus, they have a children's liturgy of the word during mass for the younger children.

A prayer area at one of the entrances
into the church.

The Altar

The Tabernacle in a prayer area next to the altar.

Baptismal Font

September 18, 2017

Today was Nathaniel's first day of Early Head Start.

Waiting for the bus on his
first day.

"Life is short.
Do stuff that matters."
~Siqi Chen

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  1. It is great seeing the little ones growing up and seeing how they develop.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. It is fun watching them grow up. The problem is it is happening way to fast.

  2. I remember crossing that bridge a few times years ago. Such a wonderful area to explore. Gotta love spending time with the grands.

    1. We do enjoy spending time with our grandkids.
      It is a great area to explore. I remember when my parents took us to see the Mackinac Bridge when it first opened.

  3. Love the pics of Jonah and Nathaniel. Such cuties!
    Your fall leaves pictures are very nice too.
    Glad you pointed to the bridge, I would have missed that first sighting.
    Interesting sign of the 45th Parallel!

    1. Thank you.
      Years ago it was about who had the first sighting. I had not taken that particular picture in awhile...:)