Friday, June 25, 2010

When the cat's away....

The little mice do play! 9 days without parents will just about ruin any 4 and 1 year old. The first days of fun consisted of festivals, crawfish and Airplanes...and that is just the beginning.
This is what the kids did while we were in Mexico.

A Grand entrance was made by airplane. Special delivery from Birmingham. The kids rode with Jason's parents to my mom and dads in his dad's company's airplane. It was Lincoln's 1st flight and I was a little surprised when I found out they came in by air!

Paw Paw really knows how to kick off the fun. Last year, Linc rode on this 4wheeler while still in my belly. This year we've had a hard time keeping him off of it.

Roxy met the boys at the airport too! Thanks to Mom and Dad for keeping her during our block leave. I love my baby girl and her big tongue!

Next up is pudding painting. Oh yeah, Nana knows how to have a good time, Toddler style. Mess and Sugar mix well only when at Nana's.

This is our "going away" present for the boys. I got them a slip and slide to use while at Nana's because we can't use them here on our sandy soil. Note: I have tried it here and sand on the slip and slide makes for a really BAD exfoliant. Ouch!

I love this picture. I think it could make the USA Today paper in their summer photos. Life is good when you are 4!

This is the creek at my uncles land on the mountain. It's a retreat about 15 minutes away in the woods. This summer they have constructed a hunting cabin up there with a large front porch. Jackson has decided that since it has a loft for sleeping, that it is actually HIS cabin. They spent lots of time up there. They would bring the 4 wheeler to ride in the creek.
Jackson can catch and HOLD crawfish straight out of the creek.

That's my boy and the essence of Summertime in Alabama.

That's my sleeping little forest baby. They play and play more until sleep in unavoidable, no matter where you are. Again, only in Alabama do babies nap on the Polaris.

Lunch is regularly consumed on the large porch at the cabin. It usually consist of a bag of Krystal burgers and Mt. Dew (which would NEVER happen in NC or with the rents!)

There is even an awesome sand pile at the cabin. They say it has something to do with the construction but as far as the boys know, it was put there just for their enjoyment.

Lincoln getting in on some of the pudding painting action.

Ok, so this is the cat that showed up on Mom's doorstep during their visit. Jackson fell in love with it and named it Batman. They were in the process of trying to send it home with us. Jackson carried it around for several days and even taught it some new tricks, like hanging on his shirt (above) and balancing it on his head (to which he received a few scratches to the face!) But, sadly, the cat ran away before we got back home to meet him. I wonder why in the world he'd ever want to leave this great 4 year old master? Hmmm...

Ok, Nana, get my kid out of the gutter! You can even play in the rain at Nana's house, in your pajamas no less.

In the rain, in his pajamas, with a PINK dora umbrella. Does the fun ever end?

You think he'd be upset about the dirt on his face but he's not. Oh, no, he's mad because no one will put him on the John Deere lawnmower behind him. It's torture if you ask me.

I love my brother...when Nana makes me so that she can make a picture of us during local storytime.

Storytime was a demonstration from a diver on a dive team. Now Jackson can add diver to his list of Doctor, Football player and Astronaut. He better start studying now.

Forget saying "cheese", everybody say "cheetos"! A mom's worst nightmare, bright orange powered cheese.

Another day was filled with the local park and splash pad. Where were these things when I lived there as a kid? I was deprived. Ha!

Lincoln checking out the other kids through the porthole in the tube. We all know that I wouldn't have let him get in there for fear of him getting his outfit wet/dirty. It's good to have a Nana!

My little fish checking out the undiscovered splash pad that just opened in my hometown.

My other little fish, taking his turn.

Rock climbing at the park. Now these were the playthings that WERE there when I was a kid. I guess somethings never boulders.
Jackson was warned right before we got back into town. "You better finish that last chocolate doughnut for breakfast, your mom and dad will be back today and that will be the end of that."


  1. I just love this posting! Such great times with the grandparents! My time is coming up in July!

  2. This is the coolest post ever! The chocolate doughnut comment cracked me up. I completely forgot what life was like in the summer with the grandparents. I agreed that Jackson's picture would have made the newspaper, and so will little Linc's sleeping on the fourwheeler. I'm so envious that you have a personal photog to document your kids' fun time even when you are away!