it's also birthday season there, too! we went to help my parents celebrate turning 60. my dad is quick to point out that he doesn't turn 60 until the end of this month, but we included him in the celebration anyway!! it was a packed weekend!
on friday night, we met them at the crystal for dinner before heading to the house. after coconut pie (with candles), we went home to put the sleepy little people to bed. once they were tucked in, the 60 year olds got their present. this year, i put together a big basket of birthday wishes from friends and family and former students and co-workers. (thank you to all who participated!!!) they had a blast reading all the cards and stories, and we got to see a few funny pictures from their past. chase and i gave up at 1030, but they were up reading until after midnight! i'd say it was a success!
the rest of the weekend was spent being country bumpkins! saturday morning, the boys got on the motorcycles first thing. reed finally learned how to steer, so it was tough to get him off of them!
they also got to experience cotton firsthand. i really think they could have run up and down rows all day long!
unfortunately, it was the first weekend of picking season, so there were no trailers to play in anywhere. but, they did get to see pickers up close and personal and see how pallets were made.
next year, i'll be sure to call ahead and make sure there is a trailer for us to play in somewhere. walter...you're on notice!!! (ginger, you can bring your kids and go with me!)
we also went to play out at sky lake. the boardwalk goes on forever, and they thought it was great!
there was a fly-in out at mark gary's, so we went to look at all the planes. they got to see helicopters and planes land right in front of them, and there was no shortage of planes to climb on and "fly." conner was so sweet to help william and wes into his dad's plane and tell them all about it. he showed them how to make the wings and tail move and the differences in each plane (they all look the same to me)!!
since they weren't tired yet, they went to play on the canons.
and found some trees to climb, too.
have i mentioned that the way to get around town is not by car? it's by cart. they moved up from the horse and cart to the golf cart!
after supper on saturday night, we had birthday cake made by william and wes. and we should have brought the leftovers home with us. that was some good cake!
after church on sunday, my grandparents came over for lunch. i got no pictures, so just imagine a cute gray-haired couple here!
despite the fact that chase and i could barely keep our eyes open on the way home, those little people in the back didn't sleep a wink. they kept asking to stop and play at every cotton field that we passed. maybe i'll grow some cotton with our blueberries and cucumbers next year!