Our annual visit from Tim and Holly usually involves a trip to the garden. What can we say? It's nice and when you've been friends for fifteen years it doesn't really matter what you do.
Pocahontas State Park
A morning well spent at the pool. I love watching Andy play with the kids and the kids play with Andy. They all act the same.
Andy took the kids for a morning walk so I could sleep in a little. I would've almost skipped sleeping to see this cuteness.
But then I got to see this cuteness later on. Maybe my new favorite photo of all time.
Near Laburnum probably
Hood ornaments. Spotted while on the job.
Babies meeting babies and showing affection the only way they know how. Ear pulling, nose biting, and pinching.
Just laying with a ladle on the floor half under a 500 pound butcher block. Whatever makes you happy.
Their new favorite spot to squeeze in to. It's obviously funnier when Leena does it because she's bigger and nearly gets stuck.
Getting ready for an epic road trip/LuLaRoe Party to/in Little Rock. By myself. With the kids. He's helping me load the car.
Casey Jones Village
Edwin, the conductor. But I'm going to toot my own horn for a minute: We left Richmond at 3:30 in the morning, have only stopped for meals, and have not turned the iPad on yet (it's approximately 5:30 pm). We made it to Little Rock at 8:30 pm. Toot!
Little Rock, AR
Silas and Leena reunited. They are cute. When they aren't getting at each other.
Bud and Angie's
Family cookout. These visits home are made complete when I get to see my extended family.
Terri and Mike's "Back Yard"
Me, taking a selfie out back, after a successful day of LuLaRoe parties with some of my cousins!
Hot Springs, AR
Leena refuses to wear the pink bib (she always chooses blue). So I couldn't help it with his hair. It's too long to not hang in his eyes, but too short to go behind his ears. He makes a really cute girl too.
Hot Springs National Park
Exploring the sights while Edwin sleeps in the car. It's fun to play tourist in a place you've been to many times before.
Again, touristing in downtown Hot Springs. With Kiki.
The giant turtle doing a walk about. We weren't sure if he was real. Then he walked. Then we weren't sure if he was supposed to be out of his cage. Then we read the sign. All is well.
Overposting for the day. But watching Edwin eat his first ice cream cone by himself was epic. From the folds of his neck down to his toes.
This guy floating on his back like a pro.
Couldn't resist checking out this spot. Both kids fed the alligators, the donkeys, the emus, the goats. It was awesome.
Spent the morning at Mom's friend's house and dock. It was great to spend some time at the lake with my kids the same way I did nearly every weekend when I was growing up.
Tootin' around the lake on our last day of vacation.
On the road again. Another 3:30 am departure. At approximately 6:00 am, something hit my windshield (I think it was a bird) and cracked it. That's just a side story. We pulled off for breakfast a bit later and luckily found a play place.
We finished up the last four hours of our drive and went straight to the fire station to see Andy. And then pretty much got home and loaded up the stroller to go to the garden in time to enjoy the near total solar eclipse with some friends (and strangers).
Finally sharing kid duties (and a bed) with my spouse again.
Leena's photo in the morning. Titled: Edwin standing in a wagon.
Andy's photo in the afternoon. Titled: Edwin sitting in a different wagon.
Leena's photo again. Titled: Mom sitting on the ground.
A visit from the Wikler's definitely calls for lighting up the fire pit and having s'mores! Suzy Lynn is way better at smiling when asked to for photos.
Leena getting her first haircut while I do a pop-up sale in a neighboring studio.
Three Chopt Recreation
Like zombies going for brains. Except they are just little boys going for big sister/cousin's ice cream.
Fashion show? No, just toddler dress yourself day.
A little cousin play date while shopping.
Just now catching up on all the laundry from our trip to Arkansas.