Well after we got home from Alabama, I was ready to stay put for a little while. But that little while didn't last quite as long as we thought it might. Just about three days is all. I found out that due to committee members being too spread thin with their duties, this could be the last year that my hometown puts on a festival, affectionately know as Jumbo Days.
Here's a little backstory for you: The first year we were married, Jumbo Days weekend came and it was kind of an unexpected harsh reminder to me that I didn't live there anymore. And I cried. And cried and cried. And decided that we would for sure make the occasional visit back on Jumbo Days weekend. The next year I was in the hospital having Summer and the one after that we were camping with Danny's family. Typically the festival is on Memorial Day weekend, which is when we were in Alabama this year. But for some reason this year was different. So that combined with the fact that it's possibly the last one spurred me to go! And Danny decided to join in the fun which made me happy:)
People would jokingly ask if we came back just for the festival and I would tell them YES! Not jokingly of course! I got to go on the ferris wheel, which is the only ride I can handle and even that's a little iffy. But it was great! And riding with my niece was really fun- she's just so grown up and mature these days.
Summer got to take a couple rides too. She loved them!
And then my parents took the kids home while we stayed and listened to the gospel concert.
Saturday morning was parade day! It's a very short parade, but a parade nonetheless. Summer loved the candy part of it.
The sirens however, she was not a fan of. And I actually had a picture of her very sad face on here but I just didn't have the heart to publish it!
Sawyer got to just chill and get a stroller ride the whole time so Jumbo Days suited him well.
The rest of the weekend was filled with cousins, baby turkeys, water balloons, and bubbles.
A glorious family filled evening!
Oh and we tried a few of my old dresses on Summer.
It was funny, but they sure didn't made the cut to go in her permanent wardrobe!
And now this weekend we have no road trips planned. Phew!