We’ve got cabin fever! My sister-in-law Claire was already singing that song 40 minutes into the trip. Not a good sign. 😉 Here the kids have just gotten their first surprise pack from mom-mom.
The Mississippi River bridge with the Welcome to Tennessee sign up ahead.
A couple of happy city kids holding chickens
Kathryn, Mariah, Patterson and Caleb.
During the rainy drizzley times in TN, the boys found playing with these waffle blocks on the front porch entertaining. Titus and Patrick built a jail house for the kitty cat. If you look closely you can see the poor kitty inside.
Caleb, Patterson, Patrick and Kathryn working hard in Aunt Bethany’s future garden [they got paid $.50 apiece!]
Buddies, Patterson and Caleb.
A trio of trouble, Eva, Annabelle and Jessie.
Annabelle and Eva, who apparantly love shoes. I knew they were related to me!
Another time during the persistent spring rain/drizzle the boys [Patrick, Patterson, and Caleb] played “War.” They decided to shoot any blue “federate” cars that drove by. Apparantly in Tennesse the war isn’t over. 😉
Here starts the fun playing in the rain run off creek. Note that Jessie is still happy and mostly dry.
Pierce riding the bike through the runoff creek.
Mariah stops long enough to give me a pretty smile.
Jessie fell down in the creek a little, is now wet and no longer happy.
Annabelle and Eva having fun throwing rocks into the water.
Caleb smiling his usual mischevious smile. Nothing to see here!
Striking a silly pose.
Peyton and Pierce having fun.
Doing the long jump over the runoff creek?
Boot dumping time. This happened so many times!
Moving branches to let the runoff flow more freely.
Kathryn gives me a cute smile. Note that she is still mostly dry too.
Sweet little Annabelle. Could she be more darling??
Patrick riding the bike through the water.
Patrick stopping long enough to give me a cute smile. We miss you mom-mom!!
Clearly another mischevious boy… Titus is a cutie!
UGH! WET SHOES and SOCKS!!!
Looks like the bucket boat got the better of him!
Riding downstream in the bucket boat! What fun!
A still mostly dry Patterson forging upstream
What a cute baby Samuel, braving the drizzle to come play!
Caleb and Kathryn forging upstream.
Pierce pushing “Admiral Peyton” around in another bucket boat.
Bucket boat wins again! Or was Patterson somehow involved…
Admiral Peyton rowing with a shingle oar…
Caution: boys at play in a very fun runoff stream!
Buddies Patrick, Caleb and Patterson.
Very cold and mostly wet Vaughn children trying to pose for a cute picture.
A happily mostly dry Jessie comes back out to play. This time she is content to just throw rocks in the stream without walking through it.
Having fun, throwing rocks in.
Giving mommy a cute smile. [man, am I loving mom-mom’s Nikon]
Here is Uncle Paul helping Kathryn learn to milk a cow. When it was Aunt Claire’s turn to try, Kathryn promptly said, “If you want Aunt Claire, I can show you how to do it.”