Monday, May 6, 2013

Tulip Time Festival 2013

We went downtown this weekend and enjoyed some of the festivities! Fireworks, Fried Twinkies and Carnival Rides :) 
practically running he was so excited to see the fireworks!

Watching the fireworks over the lake, we're at the park across the street from the house! See the carnival lights across the lake?!

Self portrait!

Kyecen trying to take a family picture :) He did a pretty good job!

Good thing we brought the stroller...we walked all over downtown and back again!

Petting zoo

Inside a bubble!

Thumbprint drawings

Which one is the real Kyecen?! House of Glass


Dad patiently waiting...


So happy that he is tall enough to ride all the rides!!!

On the Ferris Wheel! 

At the top! This is where the they shot off the fireworks last can almost see our house across the lake!

Dad patiently waiting for us again...

He had a blast on all the rides!!!

Mal, Rob and Kyecen

Friday, April 26, 2013

Restaurant Impossible: Kalico Kitchen, Michigan

That's right, for all the foodie T.V. that we watch we were finally present at a taping for one of our favorites!
Restaurant Impossible!

We found out too late that they would be in town, didn't make it on the reservation list OR the waiting list...but they told us to show up anyway so we did! We showed up around 7pm

We were disappointed that he never even made an appearance...he didn't come out to greet the crowd, nothing. SO DISAPPOINTED. This incidence definitely takes his show down a couple notches on our watch list...he didn't even stick around through the first seating! 

We did wait around because they thought they could get everyone that showed up seated at some point, and made friends with the people around us. Kyecen had a buddy to play with, luckily I came prepared to wait around with toys and snacks!  We ended up being THE LAST group to be seated! At 9:45pm, we were so hungry! The food was good and so was the company...but no Robert Irvine in site :(

The crowd

This guy was holding up the sign for the better part of an hour...just to make sure everyone had a chance to see it!

Construction tents/crew

Waiting for the doors to open!

The unveiling, taking off the plastic covering the windows.

The doors are finally open! If you have reservations you can start going in...

more sign holding :) his arms were tired!

Clean up!

Robert Irvine talking to the first seating of restaurateurs!

I got "reprimanded" for taking pictures of the inside...they had said no taking pictures when you are inside...not no taking pictures of the inside from the outside..oh well!
The new menu for relaunch night!

Crispy Bacon! (sooo good and sooo bad for you!)

Blackened Catfish with Three Cheese Grits (so delicious!)


The lead construction guy from the show 

The redesigned interior, love the mirror and the name using spoons.

Love the happy foodies,
Mal, Rob and Kyecen