The first night we stayed in Daphne, Alabama. I found a wonderful outdoor mall where we could eat dinner, eat dessert, and work off some energy. We walked about the mall area and some stores for almost 3 hours. There were several cute statues that the kids liked. It was just what we all needed after many hours in the car. The best part was discovering an amazing cupcake store. I really could have eaten every single cupcake in that store. Words do not do them justice! We all enjoyed them!
On Tuesday afternoon we arrived at my Aunt Janet's house in The Villages. The Villages is quite the place....lots of golf carts, pools, dancing, and fun. We were able to spend lots of quality visiting time with my aunt and my grandfather. He is 97 and enjoyed so much watching the kids be crazy and silly. On Wednesday we had a lovely lunch at his retirement home. My mom, dad, aunt, my grandfather's special girl friend, and all of us dined in a private dining room.
We spent tons of time at the pool and Samuel learned to swim to without his puddle jumper while we were there! It was so exciting for both of us and now he is just like a fish! I was so proud of him. We swam so much that Elena even took a short nap one afternoon!
Swimming was fun, but I think the highlight for the kiddos was riding in and driving Aunt Janet's golf cart. Golf carts were everywhere. It seemed to be the preferred mode of transportation in The Villages.
|It was pretty fun!|
Of course, we went to the park. No trip would be complete without a fun trip to a park.
|My super cool bunch!|
|They also played "duck, duck, goose"|
|Just melts my heart....|