Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Arkansas Visit

We had such a great time visiting our family!
First we went to Grandpa and Grandma's and the kids played with all of their cousins-Coby, Kaolin, Parker, Garrett, Gracie, Jordan, Johnny and Jace. This was our first time to be there in a year! It was so nice to see Grandpa, Grandma and all of Jordan's brothers and their families! Jackson was a Grandma's boy!
Our first night there, Nathan, Jordan's cousin, had a fish fry for us! All of Jordan's family and some of the Lincoln, Campbell, Tappe and Mosher crew were there and the food was awesome. It was nice to be outside and be with everyone.
At Grandpa and Grandma's, the kids got to jump on the trampoline, swim in Grandpa and Grandma's pool, see their new goats, sit on Grandpa's tractor, and just had a blast playing outside with their cousins. Kennedy and Jordan even managed to go off on an adventure towards the woods to hunt for deer until their daddy's noticed! Another favorite thing for Kennedy and Jordan is to sit in the kid sized rocking chairs and watch movies. They were big buds this trip. Also, Johnny and Jackson were big buds, too. They loved playing outside together. They also got to play at Parker, Garrett and Gracie's house and outside on their play structure. The grown ups enjoyed visiting and playing our traditional game of Trivia Pursuit after the kids went to bed. One of the highlights of the trip for everyone-Grandma's home cooked meals-yummy

One day we all went to swim at the Lincoln's new pool. It was so much fun! And it was great to be with Allison and baby Elisha, Jeff & Laura's family and Nathan & Kacie's family.
Our last night at Grandpa and Grandma's we had a Weenie Roast which was too much fun. Kennedy helped Grandma bring out the food and set it out on the table. Kennedy got to roast her own hot dog and marshmellow. We got to see Uncle Michael and Aunt Shelley, too. The homemade ice cream was the perfect ending. Everyone had a great time!

Then we went to Papa, Gigi's and Uncle Kyle's. Jordan left the next day for his annual golf tournament in Glenwood with his brother, John, and friends from Harding- which was the reason for our trip. Aunt Belle, Aunt Bobbie, Nonna, Precious (Nonna's dog that Kennedy fell in love with), Uncle Steve and James all came to meet and see the kids. Uncle Steve's motorcycle was quite the hit with the kids.
The 4 of us had so much fun being there. I had so much help with the kids which was nice! Of course, Kennedy is a total Gigi's girl-she always has been. We all got a kick out of her going from calling her Gigi to Gig to G! Gigi is so good to play whatever Kennedy desires-from Dentist to Surgeon-which she is always the patient! Jackson takes turns being a Gigi's, Papa's or Uncle Kyle's boy. Papa and Gigi are so good to play with the kids. While at Papa and Gigi's the kids played with Hoover (Papa and Gigi's dog), cupcake party for all 3 of their birthdays,read with Gigi, played water guns, played tee ball, rode the big wheel, had popsickles, play dress up, put on talent shows, danced, and played catch with Papa. Kennedy got to help Gigi in her flower garden, help her with laundry, make a casserole, and wash the dishes. They took baths in Papa and Gigi's huge tub, and just soaked up all the attention from Papa and Gigi and Uncle Kyle. They had a ball. Jackson and Chandler Grace were in the beginning stages of being sick at Grandma's, but it was full-blown at Papa and Gigi. I was so sad they were sick no more than we all get to be together. Thankfully Chandler Grace felt better the last 2 days. She was quite fond of her Papa. Bless his heart, he kept after her and soon won her over! Poor Kennedy was sick on the drive home. But, seemed better the next day.
All in all it was a great visit. I don't know when we'll go back, but we miss everyone already!


Collins Family said...

Glad you got to go home and visit. I know it is so wonderful to go and see them and so hard to leave them. I am glad you all had a fun week.

Whitney said...

Glad yall had such a fun time! It was kinda weird looking at the Searcy pics- I recognized a few of those faces :) I can't believe that Laura is old enough to have a baby... I feel old. You'll have to post more pics of the adults- I'd like to see how everyone has changed!

Holly said...

I loved all the pictures with both families. It was so good to see pictures of your parents, Kyle, and your grandmother. It has been a while since I have seen them all. It looks like you had a fabulous time.

April said...

Glad you had a wonderful visit with everyone. Does Laura have a blog? I haven't heard from her in years; I'd love to know what all is going on in her life. I enjoyed your slide shows, Kim!