We started out our week at Dollywood and Splash Country with cousin Emmie. These three always have the best time together. You can bet that a giggle-fest occurs many times throughout the day!
It was much too hot to stay at Dollywood for long, so Emmie and JJ rode the new Barnstormer ride while Tori and I sought refuge in the play area nearby with spray fans. Tori was very happy to meet up with Strawberry Shortcake, too. A big "Thank you" to Mamaw Sandy and Paw Estel for the season passes they buy for both families every year.
Ahhh...Cool relief from the heat was found at Splash Country! Although we had a small storm while we were there, it brought even more relief from the oppressive heat and humidity.Emmie is such a help with Tori.
Wednesday was the last library event and awards day. "Quackers" from Cumberland County Library came to entertain. The girls loved it...the boys, not so much.
It took us all summer to get there, but we finally went to the Roane County Park splash pad with the Jones and Harvey clans on Thursday. Of course, they had a ball!
Today was more fun at Roane County park at the Harriman Utility Board annual family picnic. (Chris joined the board this year.) JJ and Tori loved the water slides they rented for the kids. Then, later in the afternoon, Mamaw Teina hosted a back-to-school pool party for cousins and friends. Another great time...and Mamaw even had a treat bag for each of them with some school supplies! Thanks Mamaw Teina (and Big Paw, too!)
It was a great week indeed! The kids and I packed in fun with some home-time, too. Next week is JJ's last full week of summer break, and I start back on Thursday. Hopefully, I can give you a update on our kitchen redo and my craft/scrap booking space on our upstairs landing. I have also been working on the decor in the kid's beach bathroom. Have a great Sunday!