Our Visit to Marshbank Park – Finally!

You guys. I’m behind on getting this vlog out, but I finally had time to edit and upload it to our Youtube channel. Better late than never, right?

In this vlog, we visited the beautiful and spacious Marshbank Park in West Bloomfield, MI. This park wowed us, y’all. It was actually the first time my daughter (age 2) made herself right at home by running around without wanting my help. It made this mama’s heart happy.


This park has so much to offer. You could seriously spend the whole day there. From the website, the park includes:

  • Two universally accessible playgrounds
  • Two ballfields
  • A soccer field
  • Multi-purpose field
  • Two sand volleyball courts
  • Oakridge Shelter  
  • Mapleridge Shelter 
  • Sledding hill
  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms
  • Fishing pier
  • Paved paths
  • Canoe/kayak launch

As you’ll see, we had a great time at Marshbank Park, and will definitely be back. If you’re in the area, you gotta go!


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Summer Bucket List | Nature Center Visit (Not One on the List, Though)

We have four nature centers to visit on our summer bucket list, and the one in this week’s vlog isn’t one of them. It should’ve been, though! What’s funny is that we’ve been very close to it — we’ve been to the nearby splash pad lots of times — but never visited the nature center. When I saw that the center was offering a free nature activity and hike, I decided to take the kids to check it out.


The Nature Center is located in Farmington Hills, MI inside Heritage Park. From the website, “(It) highlights interpretive exhibits reflecting our natural world such as a life-sized animal habitat, a backyard habitat bird viewing area, native fish aquariums, a nature library and activity table as well as a hands-on touch table and Discovery Cove. Nature programs are offered year-round and change seasonally.”

When we arrived, the activity hadn’t started yet, so we explored the center. It’s on the small side, but has a handful of animals to view and some hands-on things to do. It’s a good place to kill some time, that’s for sure. The program we attended was about canoeing, which made the boys want to go canoeing, of course. One day, sons! After it was over, the group went outside for a nature story and hike, but my kiddos saw all of the green space and were like…

Soooooo, we skipped out on the group stuff and did our own thing. Check out our adventure below.


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