We got ready and hit the road headed to Wedowee for Taylor's 5th birthday party. Taylor is Clay's cousin's little girl. I can't believe she is already 5 years old. Tonya was very pregnant with her at our wedding. My how time flies! Tonya always throws a great party and everything is themed. This year the theme was the Little Mermaid. Tonya decorated sand bucket for each child and then had a treasure hunt in the sand box. The cake was Ariel. It was so cute and so good!
Rockin' his new shades.
Digging for "buried treasure"
I was so glad to see Clay's Mawmaw because she had been in the hospital and I am glad she is okay now. Also, I was happy to Clay's Uncle Al. He has been out of the country working. It was good to catch up with them. Funny story about Uncle Al. He was trying to entertain Taylor and Will and was going to let some balloons go. He tied two balloons together and then tied an Ariel party streamer to that. The first time the he let the balloons go, they landed on the awning over the door. Uncle Al retrieved them and then the flew into the power lines. Not good. Finally they broke free and flew off!
Will and the face he makes when he says "cheese"
Mawmaw, Taylor, and Will watching the balloons.
After we visited with Clay's Mawmaw, aunt, and uncles, we headed a little farther south to Roanoke to visit his Grandma. We had a great time sitting out in the front yard chatting and watching Will play. Clay's Uncle Greg came over and took Will for a ride to see the cows. Clay said he called them dogs. Every animal regardless of what it actually is, is a dog to Will. Will also got to taste his first blackberry. He didn't like it--no surprise there.
Playing in Grandma's front yard.
Once they came back from seeing the cows, Aunt Shaun came home from shopping with Krista. Krista is due to have a baby boy any time now. I know she is going to be a great mom. She laughed and played with Will and she let him climb all over her even though she is almost 9 months pregnant!
Aunt Shaun letting Will really drive. She pushed the gas petal and Will steered!.
We stayed for a long time just catching up. That is one of my favorite things to do. Just to sit around and talk with family. There is never a dull moment! I wish we lived closer so that we could see them all more often. Who knows, maybe we will end up back in Wedowee one day? It is where Clay and I lived when we were first married.
We headed home and fell asleep before we got to the end of their road.
Sunday was busy too. We got up and headed to our church to teach our Sunday School class. After Sunday School, we headed over to my brother's church. My brother accepted the position as a Children/Youth Minister at another local church and they were having a welcome lunch and invited us to join them. It was a great service and the lunch was delicious! John had to get up and introduce us and the whole time Will kept yelling "John, John" and wanting to go to where he was standing. Will absolutely loves John and always lights up when he sees him. John is the only name that Will says consistently.
Sunday afternoon we took a short nap. Will had some tummy issues so he didn't sleep very long, then it was time to get ready to head back to our church to hear my brother speak. He was filling in for our pastor. The message was great as always. I am always nervous when John speaks. There is no reason for me to be nervous, because he is not nervous. I am insane, it's okay! He always does a good job and is definitely getting better and better.
I was glad to crawl in the bed Sunday night. The weekend went by too fast, but we are looking forward to another great weekend at the lake with my family! I can't wait.