As I have mentioned, we spent last week with my parents.
While the Peach and Melon Festival Parade is always one of the highlights of the trip, there are so many other things that we enjoy, too.
We always go back to school shopping while we are there. When we got home, I had the littles all try on their clothes and perform a little fashion show.
Summer is all ready to shine in Kindergarten.
Ethan seems very prepared to be the class clown.
And, Gabriel is very relaxed about it all. He is not necessarily ready for the routine just yet, but he will get there.
The littles and my nieces all did a lot of swimming in the tank. They put on diving shows, surfed on rafts, and played water games.
They also discovered a new, ingenious way to fish.
Throw in the food,
watch the fish swim to the top,
and use the net to catch them.
They had the best time, and I loved watching them enjoy their new fishing experience.
I loved the watermelon slicing. I always enjoy taking pictures of it because the melons are so colorful, and the scenery is so lively and bright.
This year, our sweet dog, Dakota, and the chickens got in on the action, too.
In addition to all of the fun that we had while we were there, we were also quite spoiled. My mother did all of our laundry and all of the cooking. She knows that we work hard every day taking care of our homes, and she loves the opportunity to just take care of us for that week. We are very blessed.
One of the things that she made while we were there is her famous cinnamon rolls. While I do bake, I do not make her cinnamon rolls. They are reserved for our vacations on the farm because they are a huge treat. When she makes them, they are beautiful, soft, delicious, and just perfect in every way.
Recipe by Gold Medal flour.
Thank you for a wonderful vacation, Nonna and Gran! We loved every single minute of it.