On Friday, we went on a quick trip to Pigeon Forge for the weekend. Since Champ was still on the mend, he was able to stay at the vet while we were gone.
We met Cy’s parents at a cute little cabin in Pigeon Forge. The best part of the cabin was the forest surrounding us and the creek at the bottom of the mountain.
The boys spent HOURS exploring the creek and woods!
Luke began digging in the mud searching for crawdads.
Jonathan spent time moving rocks around and creating new dams and waterways.
I love the sound of water rolling over rocks, don’t you? It was divine!
Did I mention the boys spent HOURS in the creek and woods?
Luke showed us one of his largest “catches” of the day…
They caught a pan full of crawdads.
Then they boiled them over the campfire.
Then they ate them. Not kiddin’. It grossed me out, but I loved seeing my “boys being boys.”
We spent a lot of time of the porch and back deck just hanging out. Eli showed Grammaw his drawing game on my iphone.
Cy and Pop discussed everything from cars, to spray foam, to politics, to family memories. These two are a hoot together!
Jonathan got a hold of my camera and took a picture of me working on a post on my computer. I had to include this picture because it is my total “mom look.” You know, the “I’m gonna kill you with my eyes” look? Do you have one of those?
Here are the boys early in the morning warming up under a blanket on the couch…
On Sunday afternoon, we went to the race track so the boys could ride the cars.
I love this picture I got of Cy, Pop, and Eli on the way into the park.
Before racing, Eli, Luke, and Jonathan climbed the rock wall. They all did great!
Here’s Eli riding a car on the junior race track…
Luke, Adam, and Jonathan were able to race together on a faster raceway.
Luke stayed in first place during the whole race. Jonathan was right behind him until the kid in the yellow car bumped Jonathan and made his car get stuck. Not good.
Adam had fun racing and was even able to give me a thumbs up as he drove. “Two hands on the wheel, Son!”
He got on the junior roller coaster and didn’t like it during the first couple of laps.
But as he got used to it and received some cheers from Pop and Grammaw, he began having fun.
He also got to ride this ride. I can’t remember what it is called, but it takes you up and drops you down small little distances at a time.
We finished off the day at the tracks with some Dip n Dots. Cy won a UK basketball at one of the basketball games. He made the basket on the first shot…”nothin’ but net!”
It was a short but very special trip. We had so much fun together, and we will remember this trip for a long, long time.
Moments with our family are the most precious moments of all!