We started off May with a trip to Myrtle Beach, SC with some friends. Jack loved the sand and water until we went on a walk and found hermit crabs. He was then terrified that the hermit crabs would get him in the water. I don't think he really paid attention to how small they were. Oh well, he still seemed to have a good time.
Jacey Rose loved the sand. She didn't get in the water too much but she had fun on her first trip to the beach.
She's definitely a cute beach babe. :)
The water was a little chilly and we had a few windy overcast days. We still managed to have a great time!
On our last day, we ventured out alone and found a wetlands preserve. Jack & Jarred are looking at millions of tiny crabs.
We celebrated Jack graduating from preschool!!
And we made a Memorial Day trip to Athens, TX.
In June we met Jarred's family in Chattanooga for a few days. We crammed as much of that city in 2 days as we could. I think we did a good job.
Jarred's mom, Mamaw & Jack seeing 7 states from Rock City.
The waterfall at Lover's Leap in Rock City.
Trying on new hats while waiting for the tour at Ruby Falls.
Jack is holding up the Sunsphere at World's Fair Park here in Knoxville. He's very strong.
It's not summer unless you ruin Popso's grass with a slip n slide!
Abbott finally got the hang of the slip n slide and he loved it.
Jacey just liked the water. :)
In July we celebrated Jack-a-Roni's big 5th birthday! We had a small party at home a few days before his actual birthday because we were heading to a cabin in Townsend for the week of his birthday. This boy got 3 different parties!
Jack's become quite the Beatles fan.
He got a new John Deere bike for his birthday and the cabin had a huge deck that was perfect for bike riding.
Abbott brought his bike to ride, too.
We had a couple of good rain storms and Jack & Abbott had fun catching rain drops.
Aunt Kelly has made every one of Jack's cakes. He LOVED his Lightning McQueen cake!
Giving Wannie some hugs. These pictures always make me happy.
Giving Poppa some hugs.
Party #3 was with his friends. We built your own cupcakes and played at a park.