after we left charleston this summer, we headed north-ish to visit some friends in georgetown. this family has been bff's with my family since the dawn of time. steve, the dad, worked for my grandpa back in the day...when he was 15! our families have been hanging out and getting into trouble ever since!!!! we're never lost for entertainment when we all get together.
the girls were super excited to stop there because they have tons of animals. they have chickens, dogs, cats, pigs, ponies, horses and a bull. oh...and a deer. it's nuts!!! i couldn't keep track of everything out there...
it was a real low key stay...we just roamed around the farm petting and feeding animals. the kids got dirty...we ate a bunch of shrimp and jason got to see his first swarm of lightening bugs. i couldn't believe jason hadn't seen lightening bugs before! i guess i just figured everyone had seen them before...but it was cool to sit and watch jason watch the bugs. ha ha ha...the girls got a kick out of them too.
as we wondered around the farm, i took some pics. take a peek... the farm is located next to a little waterway off the black river. man...they aren't kidding...that river is BLACK! the last pic in the bunch is bill the bull showing off his talents. i bet my 5 year old can do that too!
here's another batch...the first one is cleafus the pony. he's so mellow! aunt kat and the girls with one of the dawgs and then steve took the kids for rides on his horse. rea was beside herself. she looooooves horses.
most of the grand kids. we're only missing one...but he's a teenager and doesn't do photos. ;) all 4 kids were born right around the same time. bates on the end is about a month younger than rea and then baxley is a couple of months older than kinsey. i think they all got along pretty well during the visit too. which is good because we'll be hanging out with them for the rest of our lives!!! ha ha ha.... bates looks so thrilled to be lined up there with the girls! the last two pics are of baxley on steve's horse. steve was walking the horse and then just let the reins go to see where the horse would go...well...it followed steve...right on over to the fence.