While we were in Grand Rapids we went to the Frederik Meijer Sculpture Gardens, as planned. The Kidlet said it was the most awesome place she had ever gone to! Even MP3 announced, "Fun!" as I put him in the car to go home (he was asleep 2 minutes later....I think hiking all over the gardens wore him out!). We saw all sorts of sculptures, including that gigantic horse she's been talking about so much!
The Kidlet and The American Horse
The Kidlet didn't want to leave!
Even MP3 found a sculpture to love. He called
this one, "Rock!" and proceded to pet it.
(The Grand Rapid's Arch)
After a while, MP3 became a wee bit tired and Daddy put him on his shoulders.
It didn't take long for the little guy to find a comfortable position....
The highlight of the trip was the Butterflies are Blooming exhibit! It was amazing! The Kidlet even had a butterfly land on her shirt! She had a grand time looking through the brochure we were handed, trying to figure out the species of each butterfly. The plants were wonderful too! Such interesting trees and flowers and vines: it was quite the experience.
We are going to have to go back someday. We didn't see even half of the gardens and we completely skipped the indoor sculptures. We were only there for an hour and a half, when you really need to spend a day there. I think that the Children's Garden would have been much more interesting in summer, or at least late spring, when there's actually some live plants to see. Oh, and the Kidlet really enjoyed the Carnivorous Plant House, too! All in all, it was a really good day!
Here is my favorite picture of the day.....
Wait a minute. I was wrong!
THIS is my favorite picture of the day...