Easter 2012

The day before Easter, we went to the Bunny Hop event in Oswego. The boys met the Easter Bunny and some real bunnies, had their faces painted, and picked up a big load of candy.

On Easter morning, Kyle & Ian woke up to find baskets of goodies left by the Easter Bunny.

Next the boys hunted around to find the other goodies left around the house by the Easter Bunny.

My favorite part of Easter: the homemade cinnamon rolls I made

Our Trip To Holland

Katra and I had the opportunity to take a kid-free vacation for a few days, so we headed across the pond to Holland. Holland, Michigan, that is. The Holland/Saugatuck area is a big vacation spot on the Lake Michigan coast of the lower peninsula. When we went at the end of March, the weather was starting to warm up but it wasn’t yet crowded with tourists as it is in the summer.

Saugatuck is on the north side of Kalamazoo Lake. Here’s a view along the lakeshore towards the eastern end of Saugatuck.

A panorama of the Saugatuck shoreline

This big old tree grows along the lake behind the Saugatuck Village Hall

We never did figure out what this building was originally for. It has some old, rusted, and very odd looking equipment inside that we couldn’t identify.

Windmill Island in Holland

Tulips and daffodils were already in bloom, about a month early. Not good news for the annual Tulip Festival the next month.

Along the Lake Michigan shore north of Fennville

Kollen Park in Holland, Michigan

The beach at Holland State Park

A NOAA weather station on the pier at Holland State Park

Asleep in the sun


Ian fell asleep reading a book about space, turned to a page about the sun, using the book to shade his eyes from said sun. I think there must be some irony in that.

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