I'll have to spread this trip out into phases so I won't torture anyone. At the end of June we headed off first to North Alabama to enjoy a few days at my parent's home. The kids love to play there so much...it's like a place of pure release for them in the country. Here is William being told where to drive by Grace:
And here is the turtle they found out in the yard. They kept him for a few days and then released him back into the wild.
That first weekend we took advantage of the Helen Keller Festival in Tuscumbia. First we visited the awesome craft show (where this pic was taken) and then Dave and I took the older ones -- Jordan, William, and our nephew, Drake -- to see the play at Ivy Green, The MIracle Worker.
And now that same little set of cousins is headed our way for a visit. Grace is overjoyed about her birthday celebration and being four "everyday now". It should be a fun weekend.