Sunday, April 19, 2015
We took a weekend trip to Detroit to see our friends Shawn and Becky (and twins Ben and Max). We had a great trip. We visited the amazing Henry Ford Museum. I had never heard of this museum and it was absolutely fantastic. Exhibits included full size old steam trains (shown above), presidential limos (including the one Kennedy was riding in when he was assassinated) and steam engines from the dawn of the industrial revolution.
Detroit is a car-city so of course there was car repair shop playground.
Shawn reads the Hungry Caterpillar to Max and Axel....
At Axel's pre-school the kids get awarded colored cards according to behavior. Axel has a competition - I think primarily with himself - to see how fast he can collect 20 green cards. Then he gets to pick a surprise from the school treasure chest. We are grateful that he hasn't yet been awarded the dreaded red card (for "being naughty" as Axel says).