Thursday, March 30, 2017

Papa's and Grandma's Visits

These boys were very excited to get a special birthday visit from both their Papa and their Grandma, Aunt Naomi, and cousin Grady in March.  Papa could only come and stay a few days during the week because of his duties at his church so the boys could only spend time with him after school.  The weather during the week was cooler than normal and did not cooperate with many of our plans.  After Papa left on Friday, Grandma arrived Friday evening to stay until Sunday.  The weather was just perfect for her visit, and we enjoyed showing her around downtown Savannah and our local beach.   We hope Papa can visit again this summer so he can experience more of what the area has to offer.

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Papa missed his littlest man, Grayson. 

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Brody and Papa always bond over electronics.  Fellow tech addicts. 

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It was a cold day on the beach.  Papa refused to dress warmer because he insisted he could handle it.  Haha! 

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These boys love the beach even on a cold windy day.  Some crazy wind surfers were entertaining to watch. 

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Yikes, these guys got eaten by a large shark! 

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My silly boys pretending they were being eaten. 

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Downtown Savannah with Grandma, Aunt Naomi, and Grady. 

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Evan is such a good big brother/cousin holding hands walking down the street.  Brody and Grady are best buddies. 

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Brody wanted his picture taken with all the monuments.  This one was a sweet memorial to Scottish forbears.  I guess there is a large Scottish ancestry in the area. 

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The obelisk monument to Revolutionary War hero Major General Nathanael Greene who is buried in Savannah. 

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The pretty gold dome of Savannah City Hall and some cannons to impress the boys. 

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An old U.S. Customhouse. 

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I thought this arch was the perfect couple photo spot. 

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Grandma and the boys enjoyed some yummy ice cream from the River Street Sweets shop. 

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Daddy and Grayson enjoyed resting on a bench by the river. 

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The bigger boys enjoyed playing on the little tug boat. 

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Sweet little boat captains. 

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Grayson and Mattox wore the sweet Grandma rocks shirts I bought them for the occasion. 

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Mattox is always taking care of his baby and wanted to be sure Grandma was holding him correctly. 

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Better pictures of Grandma and all her boys.  Mattox was slightly more cooperative this time. 

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Grady always wants to hold the baby. 

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The boys loved watching the Georgia Queen on the move, and the boys were excited to hit the beach. 

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Mattox the pirate loves the beach. Mommy bought all of the big boys some Tybee Island t-shirts that were on sale at a local shop. 

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Brody's shirt was big enough to be a dress so he went without pants. 

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The water was surprisingly warm. 

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Cousins on the beach. 

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Mommy and Mattox taking a stroll. 

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Little Grayson loved the sunshine. 

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Mattox just loves playing in the dirt. 

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These boys were shark hunting. 
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Celebrating the boys' 10th, 6th, and 2nd birthdays together. 

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Sweet Mattox got to celebrate his birthday again. 

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Enjoying their cupcakes. 

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Mattox enjoyed his cupcake sans icing.  
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Grady and Mattox enjoyed some play time together before bed. 

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Grandma giving her littlest man lots of love before she had to leave. 

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