We spent six days in Tennessee visiting my parents. They went by quickly, and we spent a lot of time at my parents' house, because it's such a lovely place to just hang out and play games, do pottery, cook, bake, and just walk around the property. But we made a trip into Franklin to check out the local skate park and for some frozen yogurt. We also spent a day on the river, kayaking and canoeing. It was a lovely visit.
We arrived just in time for birthday cake and candles.
A little Lilli love from Otto.
Grandpa and Cady (Lilli's little sister).
We spent a good part of three of our days down in the studio, working with Grandma on some pottery. We threw some things, and then Otto hand built a TARDIS.
Max decided to make one too.
On Thursday, we went kayaking along the Duck River. We had a guide, and it was a four hour trip along the river, flowing with the fairly strong current for much of it.
It was great, because there were several spots to stop and swim (to cool off in the warm day), and it also gave us a chance to switch our kayaks/canoes, so that everyone could try all the different options. Both kids really liked the single kayak.
But even the canoe was really fun.
Grandma and Grandpa in sync.
Max tried to catch some small fish.
Otto and Grandpa canoed the last leg.
Cady waited patiently for us outside the studio (and was probably also telling Lilli to stay back). She is a good guard dog, just like her sister.
Checking on some of the things we fired.
Grandpa and Grandma made a glazing guide to demonstrate all the different glaze combinations.
Grandpa made another one for the red clay.
Grandpa and the boys picked some vegetables from the garden for us to take with us.