Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Scary Hill

Saturday night, we headed to Scary Hill with Heidi and her family.  We just didn't want UEA weekend to end and wanted to spend as much time with them as possible.  We are so glad they were able to come because we had so much fun!
All the kids did the rock climbing wall and did such a great job. 


They had the coolest tractor ride I have been on so far.  It was totally worth the wait and the kids loved it! 
I sure do love this handsome guy! 
Who doesn't love bumper boats?!  If I could have fit in there, I would have! 
The maze was another huge hit with everyone!  The kids made it a goal to try to lose us and they did just that. They would run off (but K made sure she stayed with Parker) and try to trick us.  I can't even remember how many times we went through that maze but by then end, I was SUPER tired. 

The blaster game was super fun.  However, I learned that my family is full of cheaters! Eric just started throwing buckets full of balls at us and before I knew it, they were all doing it.  And I don't know how little kids play that game because when those things hit you, it hurts!!!

B is crazy!


We finished the night off with a round of Miniture Golf.  The kids thought it was awesome but I was beyond tired and was wishing there wasn't 18 holes.  It was fun to see how excited they got about all the scary Halloween decorations. 


Annual Adoption Walk

Each year there is an Annual Adoption Walk at Liberty Park and we were so happy we got to go this year.
They had a guy there doing face painting and Parker was so excited to be Spider Man.  He held so still and when it was finished, he just wanted to keep checking himself out in the mirror.  
Annie is most definitely our hero.  She is the answer to our prayers in so many ways. We are grateful for her every single day. 
The swingset was Parker's favorite part. 
The commitee in charge of this walk did such a great job.  We are so grateful for all the wonderful people we have met over the last several years and the friendships we have made. 

Haunted Dinosaur Park

One of my favorite things to do around Halloween is to go to the Dinosaur Park.  I absolutely love it!  We have gone with my entire family for 5 for 6 years but some of my family members aren't loving it as much.  I totally understand because they have changed it since they first started doing it...they used to have a lot of really exciting things and they did the Trick or Treating differently so it's not as awesome as it once was.  So each year, less of my family comes.  That's okay though, I loved seeing how excited Parker was to see the Dinosaurs and I understand that some of my nieces and nephews are getting a little old for these things.  So maybe next year it will just be the three of us but that's okay!

This is their favorite picture to take. 





Also a tradition. 
Parker was just dying to go on the train and Kaylee humored him and went with him.  She is so sweet.  They gave him a train with a number on it and every since then he has been saying, "I rode the number one train with Kaylee!" 

We were so glad Grandma and Grandpa came too!
 


More UEA Weekend Fun!

On Friday, we called my sister and mom to see what they were up for because Parker has been asking for them every single day. They voted for the Aquarium so we headed down there first thing.  My sister had never been there so it was fun to take her.  (Plus it's awesome that my pass got everyone in for free)!
 Parker and K love walking on this

 They thought the snake was pretty scary.  They kept asking if it could get out and eat them.


After the Aquarium, we spent FOREVER trying to decide on a place to go for lunch and my cute sister was extremely patient as we drove around for quite some time.  We finally decided on a place and when we got there, we found out it went out of business. :(  We ended up taking the kids to a "fancy" restaurant (not really, it was the Cantina) but the kids thought it was decorated fancy and they got a HUGE dessert and thought it was awesome. 
 
We headed home so everyone could take a nap and head out to the Dinosaur Park in just a couple hours. 

Garnder Village

We have been so excited to PLAY during all of fall break!  As much as we both love preschool, I couldn't wait to just take Parker out to do some fun activities.  He has been missing his cousins and little buddies that aren't in his class so he was thrilled to get to spend the whole weekend with them. 
 
On Thursday, my cute friend Cori invited us to go with her boys to Gardner Village and it was awesome!  I normally go every year but they had added a play area for the kids and the boys had the time of their lives!
 Parker and his buddy N.  We always laugh at how much taller Parker is because he's actually younger.  They have so much fun together!
 Enjoying their snack by the water.
 They are darling.
 This is what they added this year.  The Witches Wee House or something.  It was worth every penny.  We seriously could have played there all day long.


This will definitely be added to our list of places to go next year during October.  I don't know how we are going to fit everything in but we will find a way! :) 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

Parker has discovered a new love of Pumpkin Patches!  Grandma took us all to her work party at the pumpkin patch and so our porch is over flowing!
He was really picky this time though...he had to look at A LOT of pumpkins before he decided which one was suitable.  


Who doesn't love these?! 
We are getting so excited for our upcoming Halloween Traditions!  Parker is even breaking in his Halloween Costume...a lot! 

A very special wedding!

Last week, Parker's birth mom got married and it was such a special day.  I felt truly honored that I got to help her and her kiddos get ready before the ceremony.  She is like a sister to me and I was so touched that she would allow me to be there as she got ready.  She looked absolutely stunning and I couldn't even keep it together.  We have always wanted the very best for her and have hoped for this day and wanted it to be very special for her and her husband.  It was so fun to see her sweet kids be just as excited!
Walking down the isle


This was really sweet.  He was so emotional when he saw her for the first time. 

They were married up in the mountains and it was really beautiful. 
Parker and Eric had a blast jumping up and down the stairs. 
Love this!  
So sweet.  She is a great big sister! 
My favorite. 
 
It was a beautiful day and we were lucky to be a part of it.  We are lucky to have her in our lives.  I can't express enough how happy we are for her family!