After being at my Grandma's house in Whitehall for a day we drove down to Zeeland to spend some MUCH NEEDED quality time with our dear friends, the Sloothaaks! It had been almost a year since we had seen them on our cruise to the Bahamas and our kids had not hung out together since Christmas of 2010. It was so great to all be together!
That evening we piled the kids into their mini van and headed down to the beach at Holland State Park. Nolan is truly IN LOVE with their mini van! He wants us to get one so bad! Funny boy!
It was scorching hot that day so the evening cooled down nicely and we had a fun little pizza picnic, played in the sand, watched boats, and splashed in the water!
When we pulled up Nolan said, "I didn't know there was a big sandbox at the beach!" I guess it had been awhile since we had been there! Sweet boy, the beach is ONE HUGE sandbox for sure!
Heath has always had weird feet things. He doesn't like you to pick between his toes, he doesn't like flip flops, and this day we found out he DOES NOT like sand! Perfect for a day at the beach. He didn't want his shoes off and wanted to be carried. Eventually he sort of warmed up to it and walked in it a little. Definitely something I hope he grows out of!!!
The kids had fun throwing rocks into the water!
Love this precious three kiddo hug!
I am so thankful God brought this girl into my life! We were instant friends and have managed to stay tight despite space and time!
We sure hope these kids will also be besties for life!
Love this shot!
The Sloothaaks have a fabulous yard that we spent a lot of time playing in!
The next day was overcast and a little rainy so we hit up Deanna's Playhouse for a little indoor fun!
Heath wore this knight's helmet almost the whole time we were there!
It was a big open space with just about every toy imaginable! The kids had a lot of fun exploring and playing!
After long naps the sun came out later in the evening and it was back outside to play! Isn't this shot of Rowan and Heath adorable! They all played together so well!
It was so nice to be together. To talk, to laugh, and to share our kids with one another. John, Jill, Trey, and Rowan are flying out to see us in Parker in just a month! We can't wait to have them here and to spend a whole week together!
Thanks Sloothaak fam for the best 2 days! We love you!!!