Oh what fun! The last week of school was a busy one for me! I wrapped up a school year and prepared for my parents' arrival (with my niece, Abby, in tow). They stayed for a fun-filled week. On Monday and Tuesday (June 7 & 8) the girls played at home and at the Splash Park. I had training both days. The rest of the week was filled with lots of play, a visit to Chick-fil-A, a trip to Jumping Party, shopping, lots of giggles, and FINALLY a trip to Lion's Park to ride the rides and train. I think they had the most fun there. Abby had so much fun at Lion's Park, you would have thought she was at Six Flags--she was precious! And it being one of Hallie's favorite places, she was just as giddy. :o)
After visiting for a week, we prepared for the long car ride back to Alabama. When you have 5 people in an 8 passenger vehicle with all the STUFF that goes with those 5 people, it's a little crowded. We made it work, though. Mom and I made Abby and Hallie some little "Busy Baskets" to keep them entertained on the long ride. We also made personalized lap desks for them so they'd have something to write/color on. They turned out great!
We made many stops along the way from Texas to Alabama. One of the stops was at the Mississippi River. I got a few great shots before it was just too dark. We left Texas around 11 am on Saturday--we left from IHOP (always a good, less sad departure location). We got home around 4:30 am. It was a LONG ride! Somehow my dad managed to get up on Sunday morning and preach. Hallie and I didn't wake up until noon!
We spent the following week enjoying the pool and seeing some friends. It was very relaxing! I loved every minute of it. :o)
My memory card was full, so I emptied it onto one of my dad's laptops. Then we (really, I) forgot to get them off the laptop before heading home, so I don't have the pictures to post individually. I uploaded them to Facebook while in Alabama, so I was just able to upload them to a slideshow from there. When my dad mails me the pictures, I'll upload some of my favorites. :o)
Lots of pictures in the slideshow. If you want to see them individually, just click the scrolling pictures and a new tab/window will open up. :o)