Since we are members of the Children's Museum, we get reciprocal membership with Frederik Meijer Gardens during May. Unfortunately, we have been so busy this month, we didn't have time to go until today. It was a perfect day to go weather-wise. There were a TON of school groups there, though, which made it a bit annoying at times... with grade-schoolers as far as the eye could see running around the children's gardens, but Rainah kept up and I think only got knocked over once- it didn't even phase her.
Of course, her favorite thing was playing in the gravel pit... had a hard time getting her out of there! But she had a great time and fell asleep on the way home in the car.
As we were leaving we walked by a mom with 2 kids in a stroller and the kid in the front had a monkey backpack. Rainah walked right up and started doing her monkey impression. The mom asked her is she was a chicken, and I pointed at the monkey and said, "she's being a monkey". She cracked up.
Rainah loved watching all the other kids from the school groups
Can't pass by a mirror without walking up to it (and kissing it)
Playing in the treehouse
In the giant bird's nest
Playing in the gravel pit
Takin a cracker break
Smelling the flowers on our way out