Last Friday, the girls and I loaded up and headed to Yellville, AR, to surprise Papaw! He had NO IDEA we were coming! Macy and Maggie knew, but we had all kept it a secret. He was very surprised and happy to see us.
While we were riding, I looked back and the girls were holding hands. It was so sweet that I had to get a picture!
The second weekend in October each year, Yellville holds an event called Turkey Trot. It is an arts & crafts type festival with live music entertainment. For years they have dropped turkeys out of airplanes, but once PETA found out about that, it has been nixed. It upsets all the locals because it has been tradition for so long. The turkeys generally flew away after they were dropped, but PETA claims that they plummeted to their death. Leave it to PETA. Anyway, there was the Turkey Trot parade on Saturday morning, and the girls were excited about going.
Deddy emceed the parade, so the girls joined him on stage for a minute.
They were SOOOO excited to be with Aunt Maggie!
Sparky the dog showed us how to “Stop, Drop & Roll”!
Aunt Maggie told the girls to wave if they wanted candy, so they waved their little hearts out to each passerby!
Proud of all of their candy!
Selah had to get a closer look!
Deddy’s band played for a couple of hours on Saturday afternoon. I love listening to him play the piano and sing!
Singing “Tupelo Honey”! One of my favorites!
This couple was walking by and then they just stopped and started dancing. I thought it was so sweet!
Joining Papaw on stage when he was done singing. The girls were so excited to have Turkey Trot t-shirts like Maggie!
Climbing the tall steps to go down the bouncy slide!
Sliding down! They loved it!!! Unfortunately it cost $1 per slide, so they only got to do it a couple of times!
She climbed those steps with determination!!
They also won these blow up Doras. They provided a lot of entertainment through the weekend.
Who ya rootin’ for??
Myla had a blast dancing with the drum line from the high school band. She had gone to the football game with Maggie on Friday night, and she had learned all of the chants and motions!
Sleeping through the weekend was interesting! Myla and Maggie slept on the air mattress and Selah and I slept in the twin bed!
Selah was so proud of her “towel wrap” Aunt Maggie made her after her bath on Sunday night!
Maggie treated the girls to manicures and pedicures. Notice Myla on the “phone”. Maggie has several old phones that Myla carried around ALL weekend and pretended to use!
We had SO much fun over the weekend! I’m so glad we went!
Selah didn’t fall asleep on the way home until we got to Batesville (25 minutes from home)! I brought her in, put her on the couch and she slept there another hour. She was WORN out!!!
Now, we are counting down the days until Aunt Maggie comes and stays with us over Thanksgiving!