Friday, October 29, 2010

Fall Family Fun Day

I love having a large family, but one of the drawbacks is that we don’t often get to go do fun things as a family that cost money.  We do a pretty good job of finding free stuff to do, but on occasion we are able to get out to some place special.
A couple weeks ago, I got a really great deal from Groupon for the local corn maze.  Paul didn’t have to work that Saturday so we were able to just go and spend as much time as the littles would allow before turning into growling, screaming, beasties.
It was pretty fun.  It was kind of small, yet just big enough to keep everyone from being bored.  One note…corn maze + little children= much anxiety!!  The littles did NOT care for the corn maze much.  Silly Mommy made a comment about what if we get lost and have to stay there all night…NOT very funny in small child standards…lesson learned ")

They had a couple of inflatables.  One for the little boys, a much bigger one for the girls, and then there was this jumpy deal that the big kids wanted to do…
I really thought Dai would be able to do some tricks because he really rocks it on a regular trampoline, but he just wasn’t able to pull it off.  When I asked him why he didn’t do any flips, he replied “I’m too fluffy.” Haha!
Rylenn was flipping like a crazy lady.  She even got in a double right at the end.

After everyone got to do their “ride” of choice we headed over to this GINORMOUS corn pit.  It was really fun to play in.  The only problem was that some of that corn went into places it shouldn’t!
Rylenn buried Sophie up to her neck.
Not sure if you can see it, but if you look closely, you can the last of the corn kernels going down Rylenn’s shirt.  Haha!
Got some corn in places you shouldn’t, Bud?
So while playing, I see some people pointing and laughing…I looked in the direction they were pointing only to find dear Monkey with his pants down around his ankles trying to get the corn out of his diaper.  Yes, I took a picture before I went over to pull his pants back up. Smile
Audri corn surfing
Ummm…I would NOT except any corn this kid tries to give you!
Here’s a classic shot I caught as we were getting ready to move on to the next area. LOL…The funnier thing is, there was a lady on the other side of Paul that was diggin’ in her pants, too! I wanted soooo badly to snap a picture quick, but I chickened out.  This place was open for a couple months, I wonder how much of that corn was in places it should not have been!
After the corn pit, we moved on to the petting zoo portion.  There wasn’t a lot of animals, but those critters had enough personality to fill a zoo! Especially one of the calves and this very sassy llama.
This llama was kind of a turd.  It almost knocked me over once when I was trying to catch a picture of it.
Ha! This cow was hilarious.  This isn’t a very good picture, but if you look, you can see a BIG bunch of saggy baggy skin on it’s neck.  When it moved over Elijah, for just a second, that big bag of skin was sitting on top of Elijah’s head.  I almost fell over laughing.
This is the same cow soon after thinking I had some food, almost plowing over Audri!
IMG_6741 They had little cups of food to feed the animals.  You would think these animals hadn’t been feed in days by the way they were acting!
Dailan was so gentle brushing the animals.

After the animals, everyone but Paul and Dailan went down the big burlap sack slide.  Then we checked out some pumpkins and let the kids play on a big playset before heading home.  It was a great day with only minor meltdowns.  Not getting to do activities that cost money very often just makes them really appreciate it even more when we do. Smile

Friday, July 9, 2010

It's Been A Long Time!

Gosh, it looks like my last post was two years ago... Wow, does time fly.  I have recently gotten very involved in photography.  I am still sewing when I have time, but I think my main passion at the momement is photography.  Soooo, since I already have this set up, I think I will be using this as my all around, family, photography, and sewing blog.  I would like to spruce my layout up a bit, but I have forgotten how in the last two years. HA I will have to find some time to figure that one out soon.  I hope you enjoy it and I hope that it doesn't take me another two years to start posting!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Lukey Learns To Drive

We have come to realize our little Lukester (18m) has quite a liking for anything with wheels. One might say even a borderline obsession. With that in mind, I would like to present to you what I saw this morning when I went to check on the kids in the back yard.

(The beginning is a bit choppy and I couldn't edit my fat mouth out of it, but it gets better :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Phrases heard recently at our house

  • The dinner table is not a playground, guys!
  • Don't you dare drink out of that planter like a doggy!
  • I mean business lady!
  • Mommy watch what I can do!
  • She's copying me!
  • Please don't drive the motorcycle on your brother's head.
  • Hey guys, let's tape your noses up with scotch tape like little piggies and take pictures!



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S1050304 Of course, we didn't leave the tape on for very long, for fear that their noses would stay that way!!! (;P)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Angels left the hose running & the girls' stage debut

Today it has been really strange weather. The was a tornado about 20 miles from here. The sirens went off three times, but there was barely even a sprinkle. The sirens stopped sometime ago, but it is now raining in sheets. There is standing water everywhere, which I suppose isn't so bad since much of our grass is a not so lovely khaki color. Anyway, I was in the kitchen fixing the 7,643rd bottle I have made in my lifetime when Sophie came up to me and asked if the Angels were using the hose again. LOL! I said something to that effect last summer I think. Rain is when the angels forget to turn off the hose and the thunder is when they are trying to carry too many watermelons or other crops and drop some because their hands are so full. I know, that's the best I could come up with at the time. Gimme a break, I've been sleep deprived for the last 5 years straight!

I thought it was very cute how matter-of-factly she asked and quickly assumed it was true. It also reinforces the fact that our little ones are listening to our every words. Whether they are right or wrong, they listen and eventually they will repeat them.

The girls' stage debut

My good friend and I have been taking our kids to different shows that the county libraries put on during the summer. This week was called Wendy's Wiggle Jiggle and Jam. Can I get ah Whoop! Whoop!

The lady sings and plays guitar and has the little ones taking turns upstage being involved. Sophie and her friend got to go up first and shake their maracas. Audri ended up going last when everyone who hadn't gotten picked yet got to go up. The poor thing. She was a bit nervous to say the least. Everyone was just wagglin' their little fingers away, but not Audri. She was playing the violin on her face! Watch and see.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Elijah's second photo shoot

Ok, so I think my babies are cute, what can I say. I was trying my new camera out with Elijah sitting on a big piece of black fabric in his baby papasan chair. I think they turned out pretty well for me not knowing what the heck I am doing. I edited them with photobucket. I sent some to my mom through Walgreens 1 hour photo and the lady behind the counter made one shot into a christmas card just to show mom how nice it looked. Anywho....






Poppies, Hollyhocks and Worms Oh MY!

Here are some pictures I took in Indiana with my new camera and some with my old camera. I think they turned out pretty good.

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P7010064 Marigolds

P7010068 Poppies

P7040127-1 Purple things with spider

S1050129 Catoppa (sp?) worm and tree

S1050140 Campfire

P7060163-1 Cute baby with pretty blue eyes