He is screaming, "Help! I can't do it!!!"
And when the kids sent us over the edge...there was punishment.
Believe it or not, there were actually no meltdowns or bratty fits...
They were simply feeding Mr. Ducky.Family photo op...just happened to be after the most drenching water ride Dollywood has to offer. The new River Battle.
I did not know until we got home that Evan is super cheesin' in this picture. What a silly boy.
A sweet picture of Ella...
We hired a couple of sitters Saturday night so we adults could go out of one peaceful meal. Peaceful. If you could only see this group together. We bring out the crazy in each other.
This is the group that had a contest to see who could make someone laugh so hard they'd pee in their pants. (I believe I won that contest.) This is the group that likes to pretend they don't know the others when around other people and pick a 'fight' with each other to freak those people out. (oh yes, it works.)
We had the best time.
It's our chance to act like children...without our children watching.
We ate at a place called The Farmer's Daughter. They have certain veggies, meats and desserts each day. You select two meats for the table to share and they bring out all the veggies for the table to share 'family-style'. It's all you can eat!! Yummy stuff...as close to homecooking as possible, folks. And you get to top it off with your choice of dessert. I chose Peach Cobbler with ice cream and hubs had Chocolate Peanut Butter pie. It's a good thing we don't live anywhere near this place.
Before we left, we had a little photoshoot on the porch...
This is one of my favorite pictures of us ever!
In the end, Hubby and another guy in our group pretended to get in a fight over a checkers game. Checkers were flying...people were laughing. What a hoot!
And just when we thought the fun was coming to a close, we were headed out to the car when D pushed her husband into a sign in the parking lot. It was a nudge, really, but he milked it. He hit the ground and rolled in the gravel...all the while, my husband was kicking rocks on him. I am not kidding, there were about twenty people standing near the doors...and every one of them turned around to see what was happening. They stared, pointed and laughed...and that makes our day!
This post wouldn't be complete without showing you a picture of the 'twins'. Just before church Sunday morning, we sat them down for this little jewel.
They are so cute. Someone at church asked if they were cousins. It's very funny that they're not related at all...they both just happen to be gorgeous!
We had a fantabulous time with our East TN Mountain-Dwellin' friends. The hospitality was amazing...and the company was even better!! Thank you SO much Mark & Lori for having us in your home.
(too bad Ella and I are prone to carsickness...we would have a very hard time living in the mountains!)