Monday, July 28, 2014

A Week with Grandmama

When I was a child, my brother and I would spend a week with our grandparents every summer to attend Vacation Bible School at their church. Those weeks were spent hiking their many acres, climbing trees, baking goodies, and playing with cousins. As soon as we had Canon four years ago, Grandmama began asking when he could come for VBS. This year, he was finally old enough to attend and no one was more excited than me to spend the week in Reform.

VBS was held in the evening every day so we spent our days doing the things that I did as a child. We explored our surroundings.

Craig stayed the first weekend with us. The weather was beautiful so we pulled out the slip 'n' slide. It was Canon's first time to try it out so Craig had to show him  the best way to maneuver down the slide.

When talking him through the correct methods didn't work...

...he took to demonstration.

When the pupil decided he was ready, he went for it. He ran as fast as he could and dove...and went exactly one foot down the slide so Daddy came to the rescue and pushed him the rest of the way.

Once Craig left for the week, Canon was able to show off his mad slip 'n' slide skillz to his cousins.

We encountered strange creatures while playing in the dirt.

 We ate fresh veggies and fruits from neighboring farms and gardens. These green beans came from my uncle's garden and they were the absolute best beans I have ever eaten.

Fresh blueberries from Grandmama's garden are the best. We picked gallons of them and kept some. The rest were eaten as we were pulling them from the bushes.

Spending the week with Grandmama was such an amazing experience. I am so thankful that Canon got the opportunity to spend that time with her and with his cousins. Not gonna lie - it was amazing for me too.

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