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September 6, 2011

Sweet Home Alabama

We made our annual Labor Day trip to Sweet Home, Alabama...where the skies are so blue...

Well, at least the skies were blue for the first couple of days until Tropical Storm Lee decided to tag along on our adventures!

It was no matter, though...we still had such a great time...spending time with family and friends, and packing in some adventures along the way, too!

We got to Alabama on Saturday afternoon and headed immediately to Noccalula Falls State Park. The girls had a blast with Granddaddy and Emme in tow!

Exploring the animal exhibits and petting zoo...

B marveled at her hands having gotten dirty (gasp!) after feeding the goats!
The girls loved the cut-outs...
...from both sides!
One of their favorite parts was the little train that circles the park!
After a good night's rest, we headed to the River Walk on Sunday morning.
Looking at the water, the girls kept saying, "We're moving!"
Sunday night, Granddaddy and Emme hosted an awesome barbeque. The girls were surrounded by lots of snuggles...
...and lots of hugs, too!
Monday morning, it was time to pack up and begin our journey home. We were so excited to meet "Aunt" Alison and her wee one for a mid-morning snack.
The girls were so sweet, playing fingers with their little "cousin", who is 16 months old.
We finished our trip with a visit to Aunt GG's house. Sadly, I didn't get any pictures...my little boogers were running pretty fast, and this mama was slowing down considerably by that point in the trip (!!!)...but we had such a fun time with Great-Great Aunt GG, Great Uncle Tommy and Aunt Janet.

The girls put on quite a show in GG's den, singing and dancing. They were a little too wound up to fully enjoy the amazing dinner GG cooked for us, but they sat perfectly still to eat her famous Grecian Orange cake.

Since I began this post with a song lyric, I'll end with another, from Bon Jovi...who says you can't go home? :)

7 comments:

Just Another Mom of Twins said...

What a great weekend!!! So happy you all had fun!

Deanna said...

Fun trip!! We went to Noccalula in the spring for a BBQ festival, and the girls loved it. Particularly the train, of course! We are planning to go back in the fall. Maybe next Labor Day we could visit together! : )

strongblonde said...

looks like you guys had a great time. i still can't get over how long their hair is!! we have not been on a train yet, but i'm guessing they would LOVE it! :)

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I love your vacation wrap-ups - and you get them out so quick :)

The girls' hair is VERY long and they are adorable

Andrea said...

Wow!! What a fun filled trip!! So wonderful you got to visit with your BFF Alison and her baby!! You got to see so many family members, awesome! Thanks for sharing Mandy! Hope you are recovered from the fast and furious & fun trip!! :):)

btw- this has nothing to do with anything really, but every time you say Sweet Home Alabama I think of my all time favorite movie with the same title!!

Shanda said...

What? No goat-boogered-finger pics? Bwah ha ha!

Love you, Friend! And love my girlies too!

reanbean said...

Sounds fabulous! And such great pictures too!