Playing with Brenna

When we were swimming at Charlotte’s this week, June and Brenna had so much fun together that today June & I headed back over there for the girls to have another play date together.  And sure enough, they had so much fun they were NOT ready for their time together to be over. 🙂IMG_20160730_131206

Narroway Theater

Last night Clara, Meg, & I headed to Narroway Dinner Theater to take in their production of “Samson.”  At intermission we got one of the drinks developed especially for this play, First Kiss Frappe – First Kiss was the name of a beautiful song in the play.  It was delicious – and so pretty!  We had a good time.IMG_20160729_210652


The kids were SO excited that Kimbrell was coming over to spend the afternoon yesterday – they had barely seen her all summer long.  They worked hard and created a coronation ceremony/space for Princess Kimbrell of Hawaii to celebrate.  She played her part well :-).  What a fun afternoon.IMG_20160728_143325

Water Play Wednesday :-)

The heat around here has been pretty unbearable lately, so getting in the water is about the only way I can stand to be outside.  I figure the kids might feel that way, too, because they sure do love being in it these days.  Adam and Mason had fun with the hose yesterday.IMG_20160727_095431

That afternoon we headed over to Charlotte’s to play in her pool with her grandkids. Evelyn’s grandson Brandon was in town, too, so they also joined us. Here are the boys taking a snack break together – Brandon in between Adam and Mason. Fun day.IMG_20160727_161829

Narroway Theater

IMG_20160726_111307Yesterday morning June, Clara, Mason, & I headed up to Narroway, the Christian Theater in Fort Mill, to see the children’s production of The Little Red Hen.  It was just cute as could be.  Here are June and Clara, who got called up on stage to be two of the little chicks.  SO cute.IMG_20160726_105035

Afterwards June wanted me to make her picture with this snake, which we figure must be part of the staging for the play Samson, which Clara & I are going to see with Meg this Friday night. I think it’s going to be great.

Our Busy Saturday

What a fun, busy day Adam & I had yesterday.  He came and spent the night Friday night.  It was just the two of us because Jeff was off to Tennessee to his college tennis team’s annual reunion.  We are hotdogs and watched America’s Got Talent – Adam is definitely a fan – and then Saturday morning we just got up & got ready, and hit the road for Atlanta.  First stop was the Fernbank Science Center.  I had originally planned to go downtown to Centennial Park, but it was just too hot – we had to find something inside.  It was a perfect place for us to spend a few hours.  The planetarium show was about the International Space Station, and while as always, I dozed through part of it, Adam loved it.  The dinosaur exhibit, about what kinds of dinosaurs paleontologists think actually roamed the ground where we were standing, was very interesting.  This is a cast of the largest t-rex skull fossil every found (in Montana 🙂 ).  The original is in New York – Adam & I decided we hoped to go see it someday.IMG_20160723_131755

The actual reason for our trip south was to attend the party to celebrate Lynleigh Rose McWhorter’s adoption being finalized.  Unfortunately it started absolutely pouring down rain as we were getting close to their house, but the party was still great fun.  The theme was Family Forever, and they found these perfect Frozen napkins to use for the festivities :-).  Unfortunately, this is one of the few pictures I took.  It was a great party celebrating such a happy occasion.IMG_20160723_163023

Thursday Pix

Thursday morning we did a little cooking – something we haven’t done in a while, since we’ve been so busy getting kids to camps & spending time on activities in those areas.  The kids were ready to get back to making cookies.  We just made cow pile cookies, and I got soy butter to use, so June could both make and eat them.  They were still delicious, and they had great fun.IMG_20160721_103943

Our garden hasn’t done really very good this year at all, but the coneflowers are blooming to beat the band, that’s for sure :-). IMG_20160721_111715

Back at the Nature Preserve

Wednesday we took Mallory back to day camp at Latta Plantation, but this day Clara stayed with Emmy.  June, Mason, & I went on the plantation house tour and then did a little hiking.  As we were waiting for our tour guide to arrive outside the house, Mason found his first of many frogs for the day.  OF COURSE we needed to take a picture of it!IMG_20160720_110238

After the excellent house tour we had our picnic lunch, and then checked out a trail along the lakeside. It was beautiful and not too unbearably hot as long as we stayed in the shade. It took us quite a while, because the kids needed to check out the lakeside up close and personally every chance they got :-). What a good day.IMG_20160720_131520