After the wedding in PA, Colt and I flew with my parents to South Carolina. Michael had some work to do in Brazil before coming to visit but then he came for a few days before taking off again for work in DC.
South Carolina was H-O-T so a lot of our time was spent playing in water — blow-up pool in the yard, playing with the hose, swimming at our cousins’ pool and my grandparents’ house at the lake, playing in the sprinklers at the park and even playing in the rain!
The morning that Michael arrived in SC, we took Colt to get his first hair cut! He didn’t have a ton to take off but since he was almost 2 and it had never been cut, it was a little messy and long in some parts.
The salon, “Hair Doodles,” is for kids so they had plenty of toys and more importantly, a giant tub of animal crackers, so Colt was happy to sit still during the cut.
That afternoon, some innocent playing in the backyard…
Soon turned into this!
One fun thing about visiting my parents is that Colt always gets to play with my brothers’ and my old toys. Here is a cute shot of him playing with my dad on my brother’s old “computer.”
Another fun thing – my parents live super close to lots of fun parks including one that my mom went to when she was a little girl! During the hot summer months they turn on an awesome sprinkler system that kids love to play in.
And then I just love this little series…
One night we were fortunate to have our cousins, the Longs over for dinner. Colt loved getting to play with Henry and especially Margaret.
The next morning we visited the Longs to borrow their pool for a couple hours and Colt loved it!
We spent Father’s Day weekend with my grandparents at the lake. Michael, Colt and I spent Saturday night with them and after dinner we took a boat ride around the lake. The night was so beautiful, weather was perfect and Colt loved it. Then we were able to go to church on Sunday with my grandparents – the church where Colt was baptized – so that was a treat. Sunday afternoon my brother’s family, my mom (my dad was traveling) and aunt all came to the lake for the day to celebrate Father’s Day. My Aunt Sheryl came fully loaded with everything to make a fantastic shrimp boil followed by homemade ice cream – both peach and cookies & cream. To die for! Such a fun day!
After that weekend we were sad to send Michael off to DC for work but we continued to have a blast in SC.
One last visit to the park with grandparents & great grandparents!
Before Colt and I took off for Colorado, we made one last visit to Charleston where we got to spend the night with Brad’s family and bonus! I got to meet up (albeit briefly!) with bestie Bess too!
It was such a blessing to get so much time with my family, to watch them love on Colt and to watch Colt fall in love with them even more.
** Up Next: Colorado!**