The kids and I decided, since TBird starts school this fall, we ought to cram in one more trip down south before Labor Day. That, at least, was our excuse. In reality I think we are all a bit homesick. Yearning for a bit of familiarity...people, places, ACCENTS!
We started our jaunt in Talladega with Mom and Dad. Mom learned the hard way that when you tell the kids we will wake up early and go to the pool, they will take you quite literally. This was Rivers first time in the deep end cast-free. Couldn't help posting a little video to make you grin.
We were pretty pumped to have a few of our dear friends from Birmingham drive over for the day. It was so life-giving to watch the kids play and interact with their Birmingham buddies. I haven't heard Riv laugh so hard in months as he and Jake wrestled and tackled in the yard.
It was, as most Alabama summer days are, a hot stinker of a day. The condensation running down your leg kind. Not to be deterred, we brought out the hose...and the bubbles!
Nee-Noo takes her swimming pretty seriously. No messing around here. No soap in the eyes, either. Smart girl.
Leave it to kids, right?
And Nanas. They can be pretty random, too.
Sweet medicine to the soul.
Especially a soul a bit weary from transitioning kids with far too few ensuing giggles.
I am treasuring it. Along with the sound of Riv laughing so hard he can hardly catch his breath. Love that boy's breathless laugh. Sheer joy.
And crazy hair. What would a bungee be without crazy hair???
Even Pipe got in on the bungee action. Ever heard of a Johnny Jump-Up, people?
What a gift to have one last opportunity to run around in Nana and Popaws back yard with some of our favorite people (not all, but a good sprinkling). With ensuing giggles. Ok...that's kind of over the top. I'll stop.
I'm full. A full Day 1. More to come.
And in the spirit of ensuing giggles...couldn't resist this clip of P loving the bungee.