My sister-in-law grew up in this tiny town called Sutton. I love visiting her parents there because it's such a laid back, slow lifestyle which is a drastic change from my go-go-go life here. This past weekend was "Dug Out Days" which is basically 2 days of fun. Declan had a BLAST and we had a great time too. It was fun to see him play with his cousins (and his cousin's cousins...i.e.....lots of little bodies out there).
First thing we did when we got to Sutton was hit the pool.
The awesome thing about the Sutton pool is that there aren't many rules. Declan loved the diving board (not allowed for kids his size at our local pools). He probably jumped off of it 25 times.
 We had a small backfire. He didn't quite understand to wait until Mark swam to the side and he jumped on his head. Whoops. Of course I was there to catch it. ;)
That evening we headed to the carnival. Oh my stars, the boys had a blast.
(And the fun started on the way there...)
 Cousins and besties.
 It was fun to re-connect with my sister-in-law. We've both had busy lives recently and this was a perfect time to hang out and to chat until the wee hours.
I love having this guy around all the time.
 The boys were obsessed with the Tilt-o-Whirl. The funniest thing was to watch the dads get queasy. Not so young anymore. Hee hee.
 This little monkey (my nephew Soren) prefers mommy and daddy to hold him 
but Uncle Mark had the touch I guess. ;)
 Saturday morning all the kiddos got together and dug through the sand for coins. It was a big deal, y'all. Here are the 5 year olds from this teeny town.
 Saturday afternoon Declan and his cousin ran around the farm all afternoon while I read and sipped tea. It was divine.
 That evening we got to experience the famous parade we've heard about for years. It's through the main street in town and consists of firetrucks, tractors, etc. They throw candy out in the street as they go by and the kids go nuts collecting it. So fun!
 All the kiddos!
 Anxiously waiting...
 This is my sister-in-law's mom. She is a special lady and I've loved knowing her these past 10 years. Declan calls her his Mimi and had fun riding around town with her for a couple days.

1 comment:

Sarah M said...

Oh my gosh! I can NOT believe how big Soren is! WOW!
So sweet to see you and Nicole together!
Sarah M