I took Thursday off to go out with Ava, my mom and my aunt to decorate family graves. Ava did great driving out to all those rural cemeteries, and I learned a lot about my family history.
Friday Wynston and his dad left for their annual father/son camping and fishing trip. We sure missed him, but this is something we're used to and we sent lots of cute pictures. :)
|Watching Daddy pack the truck for camping.|
|When asked to smile, the girl smiles.|
|Someone's learning to pose.|
Saturday we got some yummy drinks at Mama Jeans - their lattes are amazing and Ava tried strawberry milk for the first time. Then tires and a sticker book were bought, shoes were tried on while out shopping with me and Grandma Janie, yummy Acambaro Mexican food was eaten, and a babydoll was cared for so sweetly by Little Miss.
Ava spent that time nearby at a family pool, being watched by the kids of our friends. This was the first time I'd left Ava with teenagers/young adults...but one was a certified life guard and I hear Little Miss had the BEST time, all snapped into the safety of a life jacket. :)
Monday we went to the lake with most of the folks we'll be vacationing with...working on building up our pre-trip tans and spending some nice fun time on the water with family. Ava loves the lake and was talking about it first thing that morning. She even hung out with her cousin Mitchell on a big floating mat. I'll have to get that picture off Wynston's phone and put it on here sometime.
This year's Memorial Day weekend was great. It will be a hard one to beat. But while we had some great family times this year, we can't forget the freedom that has been secured by our troops. Someday as Ava helps us decorate those graves, we'll make sure she understands the true reason for the holiday.
I hope you all had a nice long weekend as well!