You might remember me telling you that we have a special place in our hearts for Dow Gardens. Hubs proposed to me there - roses, one knee, the whole works!- and we had wedding photos taken there, too.
(Sorry...I use every excuse I can to post skinny pics!)
I also use every excuse I can to get back there when we visit MI, so when my fab sis invited me and the boys to go to the Children's Garden with her family, I jumped at the chance! In the summer, they have a section dedicated just for kids to visit a real garden - complete with vegetables they can pick and eat (but no more than you can fit in your hand). Families can sponsor a garden patch where they can grow and pick all their own veggies...that's where the adorable scarecrows are located!
The big boys teach the little boys how to wash a GIANT pig.
They'll need to know that someday...uh, huh.
E shows me and M a flower
M swiped this cherry tomato while walking by and ate it right off the vine!
Cousin S's favorite place in the garden is a beautiful arch covered in grapevines...M tried a sour grape!
N wasn't too crazy about the sour grapes, either.
Uncle D and N find the goofiest scarecrow!
S shows us how to make the biggest bubble ever!
S as Johnny Appleseed - being the tallest has advantages, you know!
Aunt L and M with a scary Vikings scarecrow
All that gardening makes us really hungry, Mom. How about our first ever Happy Meal?