The Whompton clan traveled to Owensboro and had a whirlwind day. Raina summed the day up nicely: "We got in the car and then out of the car, in the car and out of the car." We drove in from Nashville, went to my parents' house, then on to Grandma Lillie's farm, then back to my parents', then onto Grandpa Don's house, then to a playground, then to Moon-Lite BBQ with Debra, and then back to Nashville. It was a long and fun day.
A collection of photos from the farm
I admit it, I love this photo. "A multi-generational picture with my great-grandmother?! Who cares? I'm so sick of pictures!" says Lola.
.... And then we were home in Saint Louis. We had depleted all food stores in the house before we traveled to Nashville, so our first action upon returning to STL was to get back in the car and go to Schnucks. For the first time, Lola chose to ride in the car part of the cart with Raina. Raina taught her how to use the steering wheel and honk the horn. The giggling coming from the car was intense.
Schnucks allows each child a free cookie. We started allowing Raina her cookie last year and she always volunteers to go to the grocery store as a result. Lola never had a free cookie before, but since she was a "big girl in the big car cart" she expressed indignation that she was passed over for the cookie. We caved and Lola had her first Schnucks cookie. On our trips since, both Raina and Lola race to the car carts and ride in the front together.