We just finished a lovely vacay to the ole stomping grounds...or as I like to call it, The Motherland.
The Land of my Mother.
Prior to arriving at Camp Motherland, a detailed agenda was set forth. There was much to do in the Big Town and so little time.
Agenda Item #1: Get Buster inside a firetruck.
A little background information for you. Buster Boy is obsessed with 2 things presently: all things fireman related and baseball. Those 2 things have to make it into his bedtime stories. So I began telling him a nightly story about a little boy that played baseball, grew up to play for the big leagues and then retired to become a fireman and save people.
And then it hit me. I knew such a boy!
And this "such a boy" married one of my dearest friends from high school. A phone call later, a date was made and we were getting Buster into the fire station to meet the man of his bedtime stories and a chance to "drive" the firetruck.
He LOVED every second of being near that red fire engine! Fairy tales can come true.
Here's the boys club...
"Such a boy" Brannon with his smushy baby boy Wade, The Husb and my boys
And the girls club...
Melodie and her little Kenna, me and my girls
Agenda Item #2: Visit with some of our favorite people in the world.
Memomma - my grandmother
Uncle Henry and Aunt Betty
Agenda Item #3: Take Buster to his first "Big Picture Show" - Toy Story 3.
Big Sis accompanied and we had a marvelous time of popcorn, drinks, Buzz, Woody and crying. Lots and lots of crying. The Tenderheart (Big Sis) had a hard time watching Buzz and Woody almost get thrown into the fiery furnace. And as if that wasn't enough, Andy went away to college leaving his toys in the hands of a sweet young girl down the street. This, along with sappy sentimental music, put Tenderheart Bear over the edge and there was much weeping. Loud weeping. Loud weeping that caused the neighbors to stare.
Agenda Item #4: Celebrate D-Daddy's birthday.
The grandkiddos giving the old man some extra puffs.
Agenda Item #5: Spend the day on a boat and try to keep our sanity.
My brother rented a boat for the day on Lake Arrowhead - a most glorious pristine lake with beautiful mountain views. We loaded his family, my family and my parents on the boat and set sail. I was very worried about how Wild Man would fare for so long outside of his comfort zone, but he did exceptionally well. The kiddos swam in the lake, fed ducks that got uncomfortably close, fished with a pretend rod, ate snacks and enjoyed the outdoors. I CANNOT WAIT to do it again!!! We've already decided this needs to be an annual event.
Agenda Item #5: Family Reunion in Montezuma, GA.
No pics because I might have passed out from the heat had I burned up energy getting my camera out.
Oh I kid. It was only about 115 degrees.
I was able to see family I had not seen in about 15 years, while the Husb and kiddos met many family members for the first time. I was amazed at how much people change in 15 years but I'm guessing I changed a little too since the last time many of them saw me, I was 18. That was a husband and four kids ago.
I done growed up, people.
And finally, Agenda Item #6: Return home EXHAUSTED but so full of fun memories from a week of camp!!