Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Annual Howard Family Visit

The Howard Family came to Paducah for their annual summer vacation. It was great to have Dad, Lori, Troy, and Kevin here for a week. It was hot and humid the beginning of the week, so we did not get out much. We watched movies and stayed indoors. Then we had a wonderful cold front come through that cooled it off to the 70's for the rest of the week and the weekend. It was fabulous to be off and with my family in such awesome weather for July. We took advantage of the weather change and went on "Family Time" adventures. One day we just went to the river front and let the boys wade in the water and toss rocks. On Friday we went to Columbus Belmont Park. We packed a picnic lunch and enjoyed overlooking the Mississippi River. The boys had a ball playing on the cannons.
On Saturday, we went to Land Between the Lakes. It was a gorgeous day. We went to the Elk and Bison Prarie and saw several bison, then went to the 1800's Homestead. The boys loved the animals at the homestead.
Next we split up at the Nature Center. Cody, Mamaw, and Daddy went to the Nature Center to see the animals. Cody got to hold a king snake! They went on a 1 mile hike when they finished. The rest of us went on a 2 mile hike around Hematite Lake. It was beautiful.

We had a wonderful time with our family. The boys loved Papaws jokes and fun times. They clowned around with Uncle Kevin and Uncle Troy constantly. Bedtime was particularly special with book time with Mamaw. We miss you guys already!!!


Jim said...

Sounds like a great time! I love that area of LBL around the nature center, and in particular Hematite Lake, and the kids ALWAYS love the nature center!

Kev said...

Had a great time too. Miss you guys! I love the picture with the boys on the cannon. Caleb looks like a frog and Cody a monkey of course. Send me those pics!