Grayson and I had so much fun visiting with Mimi and Papa. They bought him a little pool for the backyard, so each morning he played outside for a few hours while it was still cool. He loved the water hose and got pretty good at watering the plants (and grass) for Mimi.
One morning we headed out to a state park nearby. Grayson enjoyed wading in the water near a small waterfall with Papa. After a quick swim, we enjoyed a picnic. Mimi let Grayson pick some flowers. And Grayson got some much needed bonding time with Uncle Willy. We enjoyed visiting with William and Bonnie one night. Grayson also got to spend some time with Grandmama and Daddymac--I'll post about that soon.
Last week, Grayson and I headed to Anderson, SC for the day to hang out with some of my friends from college. We try to get together at least once a year, so this year was definitely different!! Our little group of 5 has quickly multiplied over the years, and this year we had 8 little ones!! Despite the craziness, we managed to get in a few conversations, but we're already planning our next getaway without kids or with the hubbies to "babysit"!! Grayson enjoyed swimming and playing with his new friends.
Grayson and baby Rory didn't make it into the final picture because somehow they were napping amongst all the noise!!! After we left Anderson, Grayson and I headed to Clinton to spend the rest of the week with Mimi and Papa. I'll post pics of that trip soon.
Grayson is getting really good at walking! I guess since he waited so late to walk, it just all progressed really quickly. He does more walking now than crawling. So the past week, we've seen quite a few falls. Before the weekend was over he had a big purple bruise on his forehead and today he got his first busted lip. I'm thinking... this is only the beginning!! He loves walking around the house with one of his favorite toys--a balloon!! And Poor Daddy--he fell this weekend and broke his foot. He's in a removable cast for about 6 weeks. Hopefully, he will heal quickly!! And here he is--he is so proud of himself!
Bentley and Ella came to stay with us for a few days this week. We had so much fun just hanging out and catching up! Grayson really loves Ella and they play so well together.
We took them swimming one afternoon, so here they are before their big day. Here they are taking a break for lunch! And this is what they looked like within 5 minutes of being in the car. How sweet!! They truly are good buddies and we miss having our weekly play dates!! Bentley, Ella, and Adam--come back soon!! We miss you!!
We celebrated the 4th of July by walking to the square here in Marietta for the parade. It was Grayson's very first parade and the thing he loved the most was waving his flag and pointing to all the balloons.
By the way, he is a walker now!! He's getting more and more confident each day--it's been so fun to watch him start toddling around on his own!!