We spent some time out in the gorgeous sun after our fantastic family session out at Eagle Ranch. The kids weren't really in the mood to follow orders after having been in session for an hour and a half - but some of the pictures aren't bad. :)
So Jimmy took the little kids to WalMart so I could get some Sojourn Tours stuff done. I get a call that they've had a "mishap". Apparently, Jim felt that traffic was having to wait on him too long, so in order to expedite his parking lot crossing he set about to "ride" the buggy. One push off. Great. Second push. Disaster. Jim falls and rolls. Phillip is unrestrained in the basket and rolls safely out. Poor Sissy is strapped in the seat of the buggy and literally nosedives into the asphalt. She didn't even have her hands out in front of her! A quick check by the doc found her to be none the worse for the wear, but won't she look pretty for Easter pictures??!!
Literally. It rained and tornadoed and rained some more. My kids hadn't seen the outdoors in days, so when the storm broke - we took advantage of the leftover puddles. Notice how closely Phillip follows Tripp - anything Bubba does Phillip repeats.
It's official. After numerous attempts ending in either our bed, or in the crib, Phillip spent a successful night in his new big boy bed. Granted, it felt rather early when those little feet padded into our room at 7 a.m., but I'd say it definitely counted as "all night" in his bed. He is also snoring on the floor beside me. Evidently 7 a.m. was a little too early for him to make it all morning without a power nap. :) NOTE: Phillip came to us and asked for his "big gun" to get the "spooky man". Go figure.
THIS IS MY FAVORITE PIC OF ALL TIME!^ Jim likes this one below Our first trip out on PawPaw Jim's boat! I promise they're safer than they look! (Mom, Daddy Page look away - look away!) Notice I am still holding onto Sissy. My summertime crew! Selah was a water lover from the get go! That water was cold too! Out at PawPaw's river house at sunset. Ditto. Those crazy Hunts. Daddy and the kids on PawPaw's boat. Our trip to Florida was a great success. Our scheduled departure was delayed by the passing of our Beloved Aunt Pete. Margaret Oleeta Bramlett Raiford died at age 82. We celebrated her life and her reunion with the Lord Jesus Christ. The funeral in Ellijay was Friday. Jimmy sang with his cousin Jennifer.
Following Aunt Pete's celebration we literally jumped in the car and started driving. Jimmy's sister Alicia is moving to Utah and her going away party was Saturday night. We knew in order to make it in time, we'd have to really push ourselves. God was with us, and even though we were a little ragged and weary, we made it to our hotel in Cocoa by 3 in the morning. Unfortunately our kids thought that this was morning. Much to the chagrin of our complaining neighbors they enjoyed playtime until 6 a.m. when we all finally caught an early morning nap.
Alicia, Lars, and Kaleb's going away party was a good time for all. PawPaw has lots to do out at the river house. Golf carts, alligators, dogs, cousins, airboats, and even a jumpy castle. It was a long, fun night.
The next few days we spent time with family, rode on PawPaw's boat, spotted dolphins, and even squeezed in an hour at the beach. We woke up at 4 a.m. and made it home in record time. Glad to be home!