Michael got to fish a majority of the daylight hours, Gray became Pappa's shadow and I got to hang out with Susu, my cousin John who was visiting form Nashville and the rest of the family we don't see often enough.
Despite having no set agenda, we never seem to have enough time during our visits. I always leave wishing we lived closer than nine hours away.
Gray doing his Angry Birds impression off Pappa and Susu's diving board
Checking out baby birds in a nest inside Aunt Mimi's rosemary plants
This is the pond behind my Aunt Mimi and Uncle Mike's house. It was the first place Michael decided to fish and we tromped around with my cousin John and some of his buddies who came in town.
Gray acting grossed out by the worms, but seconds later was happily playing with them
Michael in his happy place. His toughest decision was deciding which pond to fish in each day. He caught some of the largest bass ever at a different pond the day after I took this picture.
Gray and Pappa enjoyed many rides on the Gator
During our visit last October, Gray painted pumpkins for our family and Susu's Aunt Ida Nell was one of the special recipients. After the season was over, she tossed her pumpkin out behind her house to become compost and to our surprise it sprouted blossoms a few months ago. There are several small pumpkins growing just in time for Halloween this year. So fun!
Ide, Susu and Gray (along with Sweetie, Ide's new cat) next to the spontaneous pumpkin patch
Hanging out with Mama Lou and Papa John
Papa John has a new sporty walker and Gray enjoyed getting pushed around like a race car
I think they were both enjoying the ride
Getting nicely sugared up on the drive home with a lollipop from Susu