Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Uncle Scott Had a Farm...And Hosted a Reunion

Last year, we got to take Caden and Kaki to Uncle Scott's "farm" for the first time. Most of the Cox family made it to town to celebrate a family wedding, but after having so much fun last year we realized that it was IMPERATIVE for us to do it more often, so the Cox Family Reunion 2013 planning began... 

We were so excited to go visit Uncle Scott and his fam... which includes an intimidating numbers of cats and dogs... :) 

On Thursday morning the kids and I got up really early to get donuts and grab an oil change before our big road trip... these are exciting outings for us... :) 

Then Thursday night we went to the Daytripper Finale showing in the park. It was the Georgetown episode and it was oh so fun to watch it in the park with our fellow Georgetonians... :) We are loving our little small town! AND if you don't watch the Daytripper you should... PBS... check your local listings!! It is one of our favorite shows!!

Caden loved running around until it was movie time... 8:45... it was a late one but the adrenaline carried both of them through!! 

They both stopped running when we said the words BLUE BELL though... yummo!!

Kaki geared up for the movie by buckling and unbuckling her straps in her stroller 18 times!! 

Then it was almost movie time and I attempted a selfie... I need longer arms!

The kids made it through the episode and we had the BEST time! We got home, took showers and hit the hay for our big road trip the next day...

Friday morning came quickly and we were off...

To the BIG D...

Driving through brought back some mems!! :)

Caden loved the "tunnel"

We stopped at North Park Mall for lunch, snacks and TOYS!! :) It was the perfect stopping point!

The dude trying to be stone cold... right?!!

Disney STORE... hey, ho!!

Nap time... fully belly, new toy... she was gearing up for the farm!

Once we made it to TOM BEAN, TX, Uncle Scott was literally putting on the finishing touches of their NEW pool when we arrived... so naturally we got on our bathing suits and tried it out...

Poor Justin had to go and set up the tent though... it was going to be he and Caden's BIG camping debut... 

We swam and swam and swam that afternoon...

Straight into evening...

And then into nighttime... in between the comings and goings of various family members ready to celebrate!

They had all of these lights that changed colors... super cool!!

Then it was time for camping...

First night in a tent!
He's ready!

Snuggled in... :)

After a few deliveries from Mommy the boys were ready to camp... and I was perfectly happy to snuggle up in the A/C with Kaki and the rest of the fam!! :) YES, I threw them to the wolves...

But not literally...

Because look who made it...

Good morning!!

And he was IN the pool by 7:15 Saturday morning! Oh my!

And I was just chillin' with two dogs and a kitten... :) The Basset hound is BUBBA... 'OL Bubba, actually, and he loved following me around, so Justin took this picture as a joke... he sent it to my family with the caption reading, "We found Buford!" Buford was our family dog that ran away after we moved to Dallas when I was in high school. I believe Buford was mourning the loss of his girlfriend who we separated him from when we moved and so he ran all the way back to Corpus Christi where he still resides today with his girlfriend that their mixed-mutt litter of pups! Happy ending!

There were LOTS of extended Cox family members there this year which made it even more special!! Grandma was thrilled to be the matriarch of our rowdy crew and enjoyed spending time with all of her grand and great-grand children! What treasured times!

We also got to start Kaki's birthday week off family reunion style... Aunt Ree Ree made Kaki special chocolate cupcakes with tons of sprinkles on the them to celebrate!

Here she is... the singing is about to begin... look at those eyes...

Red solo cup anyone??!!

The singing begins... insert finger into nose... this is her "I'm embarrassed" go to. Caden scratches the back of his head and puts his tongue in the side of his mouth, Kaki picks her nose... whatever! :)

Time to eat... Nana kindly held Kaki's hair back and she licked every bit of icing off of the top of not ONE but TWO cupcakes!! That girl!

The girls and G-Dawg had lots of fun hanging in the pool while the boys did various farm activities... from four-wheelers to skeet shooting... fishing... and the like! Did I mentioned HOOPS? There were some MAD games of PIG going on... and maybe some violent games of two-on-two! The Cox women showed out strong though... Cori and Mary were champions! I think Caden must get his hoopin' skills from his Aunt!! :)

The dudes on the 4-wheeler... don't worry he did have a helmet on... just not for the pic!

Justin also got to ride in the dune buggy... which caught on fire later in the day... YIKES! Everyone was okay... so no worries!! PHEW!! :)

I made Caden take a break Saturday afternoon... from the heat, the pool and the fun... he swore up and down he didn't need a nap, but look what happened???!! :) Mama knows best!

We did some golf cart riding and shade sitting that afternoon! We shared memories and told tales and enjoyed all things Cox for the rest of the weekend! I LOVE family pictures, legacies, heritage and ancestry so family reunions are a slice of my heavenly pie! I enjoyed it so! It's important for me to know whose name I so proudly wear now and what a responsibility I have to the little man who will carry on that name for all time! It's a big job and I am prayerful we'll do the name proud! 

Sunday morning we topped off our weekend at Cracker Barrel... in the rocking chairs... FUN!

Aunt Ree Ree has some other pictures on her blog too... fam pics... I need to grab those to add for posterity! 

What a fun weekend at the FARM!!

Can't wait to go back next year... and we hear that there is a wedding in the works!!

Love you Cox Fam!!


KK said...

Ahhh,Field Street exit-dad's exit to his office at csw. Long long ago....

Sharla Cox said...

It was a wonderful weekend! I'm so glad all of you were there.