July has been a busy month. We started out spending several days in Dickson with family celebrating the 4th. Kevins family farm there has become so precious to us and we absolutely adore spending time there. Our kids have so much freedom to play outside and run around like crazy. We sit on the porch and catch up. We take the kids fishing and Kevin always gets in time to go shooting! We took the kids to watch fireworks, which they enjoyed but were bored of before they were over- it was a long show and they are young! Over all it was an AWESOME few days!
Kevin had to travel to NY for work, so I took the 4 kids 51/2 hours away to Jackson to see my Nana and Papa. I was so proud of the kids and myself for making the trip without daddy. Over all the kids were terrific travelers and we made the trip there and back in good time and in good spirits! We loved seeing Nana and Papa and the girls enjoyed going to VBS all week with their big cousins. We ate way to much good food, stayed up past bed times and PLAYED HARD! It was an awesome week, an awesome week that I took 0 pictures of!
Next we loaded up and headed to Florida to vacation and see my sister and her family. Seriously we havent had a true vacation since Averi was 3 months old! It was so much fun! We spent 2 days at the beach, 1 day at the Tampa Aquarium, 1 day swimming in James' parents pool and 1 evening at a mini amusement park (that was far to expensive but the kiddos LOVED)!It was an 11 1/2 hour drive and on the way down we dealt with a very fussy newborn and a case of car sickness that resulted in vomit EVERYWHERE, but it was worth it for the amount of family time, laughter and fun that was had when we got there!
My kiddos LOVE being outside, like their momma, and loved the beach, also like their momma. They swam and splashed and found seashells and buried one another and built sandcastles. I hope those memories are engrained in their little minds, because they are in mine. Precious time together!