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Alexa and Lillian Travel The World–Welcome to Michigan

3.19.2012

Dawn from Mom-a-logues has a fun new segment on her blog to teach her daughters about how  people live in other parts of the world. Titled “Alexa and Lillian Travel The World” – you can read all about it on Dawn’s blog.

My family and I were thrilled to host Alexa and Lillian at our home this past week! :) Here’s a peek into our week…

{They’re here!}  Miss I*, who is four, was especially excited about Alexa and Lillian’s arrival!

Hello New Friends!  Welcome to Taylor, Michigan.
We live in Southeast Michigan; Taylor is a suburb in the Downriver area of Metropolitan Detroit. Our community has comfortable neighborhoods, and a variety of shopping and recreation opportunities. Our city has two beautiful golf courses, an ice arena, and a number of parks. Our family favorite is Heritage Park, which features a mini historical village, Petting Farm, soccer and baseball fields, as well as bike and walking trails and a nice ice cream shop; it’s a great place to spend an afternoon.

Michigan is a great state to live in!  Located in the Great Lakes region of the United States; Michigan is the only state in the U.S. to consist of two peninsulas. The Upper Peninsula (aka The U.P) and Lower Peninsula are connected by the Mackinac Bridge. Michigan is bound by four of the five Great Lakes and has the largest freshwater coastline of any state in the country. It’s fun to note, the lower peninsula is shaped like a mitten!
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Michigan is a rich agricultural state. Living in the Detroit Metropolitan area, people here take great pride in coming from the “Motor city” – our area was the birthplace of the automotive industry! Detroit is also known for being the home of Motown Records. In the 1960s, some of the most popular and influential music groups began their careers and shaped the “Motown sound” here; including Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and The Temptations!
 
Our days here in Michigan are probably very similar to yours in Minnesota! I* and V* enjoy playing dress up, coloring and drawing, playing make believe, reading, helping in the kitchen and dancing.

We are having an early spring and are enjoying playing outside! It was so lovely this weekend, we were able to visit the zoo  (… in March, this was an extra special treat as it is typically still cold and snowy in our area until April!)



Alexa and Lillian, we enjoyed showing you around our town and hope we were able to teach you a little about life in our area and our state.  You are off to Texas next, and we can’t wait to read about your adventures there!

If you would like to host Alexa and Lillian in your hometown, contact their mom Dawn :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting Alexa and Lillian in your hometown of Taylor. Looks like they had such a great time playing with your daughters. Lilli was so excited to have taken a wagon ride and Alexa's jaw dropped when she saw the Lions. We are excited to see that you are experiencing the same type of spring/summer weather that we are here in Minnesota. It sure is nice to spend so much time outside. Thanks again for such an informative post. We are anxious to get started on our Michigan poster.

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