Sunday, July 31, 2016

Fun week with friends

This week, DF and Nora went to a day camp called Tanako, they loved it and came home exhausted but really bonded over the week.  DF liked being with Nora and looking out for her and of course, she loved being with her Bubby.  Isaac and I had a good time at home, cleaning out, cooking, and running a few errands.  It was a good week!
He got some new bubbles in (last time to wear these things, but he's my last baby and I'd swaddle him if I still could).   Nora went to help him try them on an came back wearing one herself- I can't believe she is going to Kindergarten in 2 weeks!!!!
Ikey discovered the fun of pop goes the weasel for the first time!

And we went on a snow cone date.  We had some good time together ourselves :)

We went swimming with conner and enjoyed some snacks

And after camp one day Blakely and Ashton came home for a sleepover and we made our own pizza! 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Life's a Beach!

Last week we met the Van Bebber and Hall family in Grayton Beach, FL.  It is on 30A and I have never been before but I now see what all of the hype is about, it is picturesque and gorgeous! We had so much fun, we swam, the kids did contests and plays, we crab hunted, we grilled out, ate fresh sea food, biked to Seaside for lunch on the beach! We went to the Hub for dinner and watched live music, we explored, visited, played lots of Old Maid and made memories and have stories I think we will tell for years to come!  Good for the soul, to be in such a beautiful place, with great friends!!! 

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Johnson Farm visit

We headed north to the Ozark Mountains  last weekend to visit Pops and Lelly and Jack. The kids swam in the river (even though it was muddy from the storm the night before), shot the rapids, rode bikes, we had a weenie roast and shot fireworks, played uno, and celebrated dad's birthday. But the main (or mane) reason for going to the farm instead of visiting them in Fayetteville was getting to meet the horses we've all been dying to see! The kids loved them! Loved feeding them, watching them, brushing them, and riding them. They two quarter horses are older and best friends, Blaze and Devilance. The Tennesee Walker is newer and younger and faster, he's Pops' horse.  I rode Blaze who is a mare and really liked her! Ike rode with Franklin on Devilance and with Pops on Jake. DF rode Jake but Pops lead them with a lead rope. David Franklin was anxious to ride alone and he got to ride Devilance into the barn. Such fun and my dad called it a Grandpa's dream come true.

Even Maple was enchanted by the horses.

DF dressed the part of course and packed his vest and hat himself.

Isaac kept saying, I ride with Pops so he got to do that. He said "again again" about riding the horses.

We went to the Oark Cafe for Sunday morning breakfast

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

4th of July fun!

We celebrated big time this 4th. We went to Spa Blast with the Choates, then headed to number 9 for the weekend. We didn't go anywhere unless it was by boat the whole weekend and it was awesome! We saw old friends, fireworks, swam, played a lot, ate great food, and even had family rest times with meme and grandpa. It was wonderful!!

Saw Miss Arkansas 

Maple is home from 2 months away at training camp! The kids are thrilled!

Swimming with the Allbrittons