Having lunch with Malinda. She chose Mexican and it was good.
Friday evening we attended the Junior Auxiliary Street Party in our hometown of Crystal Springs. It was kicking off the Tomato Festival that was taking place over the weekend. We made sure our trip home fell during this weekend so we could attend the festival. We knew it would be a great opportunity to see a lot of familiar faces and it sure was. There was delicious food catered by Penn's Fish House, fun games for the kids, live entertainment, and lots of people to fellowship with. We had a fun night.
riding the train at the street party
Ben in the bounce house
we enjoyed seeing Maggie and Mason
throwing darts to win a prize
more dart throwing
he chose a rocket ship
Cruz on the bull
The Wipe Out was popular with all the kids.
We ended the night with snow cones.
On Saturday morning we were back uptown for the Tomato Festival. It is always the last Saturday in June. It was a miserably hot day to be outside but we still had fun.
Ben on the slide
one last time in the bounce house
On Saturday night we had a family party at the local fish house. I will share those photos in another post. We went to our home church on Sunday morning- Harmony Baptist in Crystal Springs. Afterwards we were invited to lunch with the Sojourner family. We had a huge, delicious meal with them and then spent the afternoon letting the boys play and swim. The invitation was last minute so we did not go prepared but thankfully they had a lot of extra swimwear around for the boys to use.
swimming at the Sojourners
Cruz loved getting to take a ride on this!
and he also loved getting to ride the jet ski.
ready to ride the tube
Their first time to fish. They didn't catch anything but they enjoyed trying.
Their cousin Ryder was there teaching them what to do.
Later that afternoon we visited with Jackie and Nickey and their sweet twin girls. I cannot believe I didn't get a photo with them! We ended the day with a yummy Mexican meal.
sitting on the horse at the Mexican restaurant
It had been a full weekend but most certainly a fun one. We are squeezing in all that we can on this trip. After being away for two years there is just so much we want to see and do. We are tired but we are loving it!