It's a beautiful thing. Once a year Grammy and Pops load up all the cousins and take them on an adventure for exploring, spoiling, and bonding. Since Jude lives so very far away from all the cousins, it's a really, really, special time for him.
They took all the crazies to western Oklahoma and stayed in a cabin, climbed Gloss Mountains, rode Go-Karts, played in a Water Park, explored Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Reserve, swam in a lake, and ate lots of ice cream.
These are the pictures Grammy and Pops took:
For real, I was told he walked and climbed 2 miles all by himself to get to the top of the Mesa, otherwise known as a "big big big mountain Mommy!"
At the top! That's the edge of a sheer drop off! They're cute and brave...
Yes, my 3 year old drove a Go-Kart. I was in disbelief when I saw this picture!
The little boy at the Woolaroc Museum door is my little boy...
And the water park...
Cousin Camp. A beautiful thing. Grammy and Pops are angels from heaven. We dropped Jude off with just the clothes on his back. No suitcase, no snacks, no nothin'. Grammy bought and packed all the clothes, all the underwear, all the swimsuits, all the food, and all the planning, love, and adventure! The Mommies did absolutely nothing. For real. A beautiful thing I tell ya.
Grammy and Pops, thank you so much for the memories that will last a lifetime. Jude is still talking about the spider in the van and he's telling everyone at the playground that he climbed a big, big, mountain. :) We already can't wait for the stories from next year with the twinnies right in the middle of it all too!