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A Fun Fall Trip

Wednesday, October 8, 2008
My wonderful mother-in-law, Kathy, who is celebrating a birthday today, came down to visit us last week. Happy birthday, Kathy! She and I had a wonderful time with the kids. It was perfectly timed - before I had my tests on Thursday - a much-needed distraction. We took the kids out to Boyd Orchards and had a BLAST! It was so nice because there wasn't a large crowd and we were able to let the kids run and jump without any problems. The kids were good, for the most part, and we went to dinner at the Outback afterward. It was fabulous to have dinner out and not have Jake screaming the entire time. It was the first time since late spring that we've gone out and I've actually been able to eat all of my meal without taking him outside to calm down. Yay... maybe he's outgrowing it!

In any case, I had to share a few of my favorite pictures from that day... Thank you, Kathy, for such a great time...

Jake really enjoyed the slide... as you can see from the smile on his face.

Bailey just had to try the tractor out... Jake was not a taker.

Bailey (and Jake) really enjoyed feeding the goats. Bailey actually fed them... Jake really just held the food out and yelled when they got close to his hand. It was very cute!

Jake really loved the horse, or "dog dog" as he called it. That tends to be what he calls all of his animal friends, except the turtles. :)

This is my favorite picture of Bailey from the day. She looks so big... I can't believe how much she looks like a little girl instead of a baby. It's happened overnight.

Jake enjoyed the slide - thanks to Mamaw who climbed the hay bale wall...

He really enjoyed it... :)

I actually got a picture of them together... without tears.

A lame attempt at a joint photo, but a good chance for those of you who haven't been to Boyd Orchards to see what it looks like!


  1. cheryl said...:

    I love their denim outfits, and it looks like such a fun trip! Love your favorite photo of Bailey - she'll probably have a similar senior photo one day (it's what I thought of when I first saw it, sorry!) :)