Saturday, November 15, 2014

Kate’s Birthday Party

Mommy was on a girl’s trip in Gatlinburg and Daddy was going to the Mississippi State Game with Aunt Jen, so Grandma and Pop took the kids to Kate’s 6th Birthday Party! It was at Oak Mountain State Park and had a “Doc McStuffins”  theme…the kids were SO EXCITED!! Gwynn insisted on bringing all of her Doc McStuffins animals.

The kids gave their stuffed animals check-ups…

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They got to see cool animals…

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They made bird feeders…

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And they ate yummy food!

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Happy Birthday Kate!!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Visiting Aunt Jen in Georgia

We decided to take a trip to visit Aunt Jen for the weekend. The kids were looking forward to spending time with their cousins (and Aunt Jen and Uncle Jack).

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The air mattress was a big hit!

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On Saturday we went to the “Yellow River Game Ranch.” It was a little depressing seeing the animals fenced in or in cages, but some animals were allowed to roam free.

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We were all pretty terrified of the chickens. They were very aggressive!

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We all loved feeding the bunnies…

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We spent about 10 minutes trying to figure out how to get food to this bird. Since the bottom of his cage was opened we couldn’t just throw food in there and feeding him out of our hands was out of the question (he was a little scary).

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Still trying to figure it out…

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Finally got it!  Jackie created a diversion on one side of the cage and I stuck a piece of food onto the side ledge of the cage. It took 4 adults with multiple college degrees WAY TOO LONG to figure that out!

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BEARS!

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The last time Jeff and I visited the Game Ranch the deer were allowed to roam free…I wonder what happened??

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Gwynn really enjoyed feeding the deer.

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Exhausted after a long day!

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Griffin Farms Pumpkin Patch

With Halloween being on a Friday this year we missed out on going to a Pumpkin Patch before the 31st with all the other activities we had. However, we did find one on the way to Tuscaloosa that was open on November 1st.

It had all of the regular Pumpkin Patch activities – like a petting zoo.

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Luke thinks goats are funny.

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Gwynn finds them hilarious.

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They both love bunnies.

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We had the hay ride all to ourselves.

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Lookin’ for pumpkins.

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It was a pretty day to start November.

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The kids decided on smaller pumpkins this year.

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Luke loved for the corn crib.

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“Forget a waterbed, I want a corn bed”

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Inflatables = kid gold

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Luke had a harder time getting up, but he eventually made it.

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They also had a slide that didn’t have such a soft landing, hence daddy’s pained expression.

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Gwynn is queen of the hay stack.

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Daddy contemplating a zipline ride.

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It wasn’t too scary.

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A corn maze. Or a “maize maze” if you will.

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If push came to shove we could have just walked through the corn.

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Luke preparing for a future career as a farmer.

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Yup.

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