when we moved from virginia, my parents kindly offered to come up and drive the boys back to texas for a two week holiday at their house.
of course, we said something along the lines of "sure. take them." and off they went happily :)
below, is all the great fun they had at nanny and paw paw's! :)
my parents have a big orchard and luckily the plums were just ripe enough to pick and eat!
my dad caught this milk snake a couple weeks before they got there and the boys got to catch lizards and crickets to feed it.
and don't worry, they released it at the end of the holiday :)
there was swimming and watermelon...
and window gazing.
on the really hot and/or rainy days, they got to splash in the pool in nanny's greenhouse...
and build a huge igloo out of these old styrofoam blocks that my dad had saved for years.
pretty cool, if i do say so myself!
my parents planted grapes from their balcony and the boys gorged themselves on tiny, sweet grapes every day :)
there were morning walks in pjs...
and a surprise trip to the zoo!
and they even made me a pretty birthday present!
floating, glass fish from my parents' recent trip to venice!
and a mv-decorated birthday cake and fresh-cut flowers :)
when mike and i arrived, we went fishing in a dear friend's pond...
and mike got to join the fun and do tractor rides every day!
the figs ripened just as we were leaving.
they went from a few to pluck a day...
to tons, overnight!
and on our last night, we got to celebrate paw paw's birthday with homemade key lime pie!
we even got to see my grandmother, "gaumy" and enjoy her for a few days!
a wonderful trip and hopefully many more to come!!