Same story, different day - always behind! I just noticed that I have not posted Ella's birthday pictures!! She turned 11 this summer. How is that possible?! She is maturing into a beautiful, tender hearted young lady.
We started our day with pedicures and a manicure for Ella
Then we had lunch together, followed by shopping!
And a yummy strawberry cake with her cousins, Kelli and Bryce. (Taylor was at work - she works every weekend!)
Grandma hiding in the back. Uncle Jim was there too!
It was a beautiful sunny day - but it made for bad photos with the windows open.
I have lived in Michigan all but two and a half years of my life and have never been to Mackinaw Island. As a kid I walked the bridge one Labor Day but had never been to the island. Ella has always wanted to go. This year we had planned a camping trip and decided to add on two nights at Mackinaw beforehand. We had a wonderful time! It was a long drive and that 'Mighty Mac' was a glorious, welcoming site!
This lighthouse is right by the bridge
With a name like Weinerlicious, it has to be good! And it was! Only it was pretty pricey - $6 for a chili cheese dog!
This statue man was very cool! Ally loved watching him!
We went to the Island for Ella's birthday. It was pretty windy on the ferry going over!
No cars, only bikes and horses. I loved that!
The Grand Hotel
We walked from one end to the next, we ate pounds of fudge and walked almost 18,000 steps!
3D House of Glass. However my kids are geniuses....that's my story and I am sticking to it! They finished in 6 minutes flat. Fastest $20 I have ever spent!
I have been having problems with my Blogger App on my phone. It is great when it works, and so very frustrating when it doesn't! At this point I will never catch up on life. Ally participated in the Cheerleading week at school and I think I could see her pursing this activity later on in school. She loved it!