In the beginning of the month, Rod and I packed the Durango full of what seemed like everything but the kitchen sink and loaded the kids in for our trip to Walla Walla to visit my parents. For any of you who know me, going to Walla Walla is such a treat for me. Not only because I get to visit with my parents (who I don't get to see nearly as often as I would like) but because nearly everything about the town feels refreshing to me. Things just seem to move at a slower pace in Walla2 - something my family could really use a large dose of. Although it is not in the cards for us to move to Walla Walla, I am so thankful it is a place we get to visit and a place I can still call home.
The kids had a blast with Grandma and Pappa. Brock especially liked helping Pappa mow the lawn (a tradition Pappa has started with his grandchildren). Reagan isn't old enough yet to help with the lawn but she loved escaping the heat by playing in the pool. Actually, Reagan loved just about everything to do with Grandma and Pappa and their house. While we are usually struggling to keep Reagan entertained at our house, I don't think she ever stopped exploring my parents house or yard while we were there. She also surprised us all by signing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (or at least her version of it). Since then we've noticed that she sings almost all day long. Perhaps we have a prodigy on our hands!
One of the most special times we had during the visit was getting to meet and spend time with the kid's new baby cousin Cash. What a tiny bundle of love! He did so good throughout the weekend. I was able to get my baby fix for a while (much to Rod's relief).
Although Reagan couldn't stay up for much of the fireworks, Brock got to enjoy the fourth of July in all it's glory. The fireworks his cousin Xander shared with him were about the coolest thing since sliced bread. We even let him stay up late enough to enjoy the town's firework display show. He was a little uncertain about the big fireworks at first but ended up really liking the whole experience.
Boz also loves going to Walla2 and now my parents actually have a dog who will play with him!