For the past 4 years we have made sure that every summer we road trip down to Alabama at least once to visit my husband’s Great Aunt Joyce. She is a very special lady to both my husband and my son. Hubby spent weeks with her and her husband in the summer when he was growing up – and he loved those days. She was more like a grandma than an aunt in some ways. And then there’s my WeeMan – we took him down to visit Aunt Joyce for the first time when he was 3 months old – it’s been love since then. His most treasured critter – the one that goes everywhere with him – is Aunt Joyce Bear, a big soft well loved dingy white bear.
During the past two years, visiting her has changed. We used to visit her at her house. Now we spend our time with her in the nursing home she lives in. See this sweet lady is in her 90s and she just can’t live on her own anymore. It’s more challenging to entertain a 4 year old for hours in a nursing home – but it can be done. No matter how difficult it is there is no way we could deprive him or her of their visit time.
So here’s the highlights in pictures of this year’s trip.
Squinkies – hours of entertainment