Friday, October 17, 2014

Mini Golf with the Family

It's always fun to take advantage of amazing weather and spend a Saturday afternoon playing mini golf as a family!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hill Ridge Farms

We celebrated the beginning of Fall by making a trip to Hill Ridge Farms.  The kids love going each year because there is so much to do!
We always start with the small maze and then feed the fish/animals:
Zane and I got to sit down and relax while the kids played in the sand and Brayden was sleeping:
One of the highlights every time is the corn playhouse!  We discover random corn kernels around our house for days, but the kids have fun playing in the corn:
The slide and duck races came next!
We enjoyed some pig and goat races, which the kids thought were so funny!
I love Ashlyn's reaction of throwing her hands on her head when one goat jumped the fence:
Bryson, Zane, and Brayden continued watching the races while Ashlyn and I went to get her face painted.  She was very proud of her cupcake cheek:
After some jumping in the hay for a little while, we headed out to the pumpkin patch to pick our pumpkins!
Brayden had been so good the entire time.  He stayed in his stroller or in my carrier almost the whole time so we finally found a shady spot to let him get out and stretch/play while the kids finished their last two activities nearby:
We intentionally saved this splash pad for the end so that the kids weren't wet the entire time they were playing in hay and corn.  They loved this area!
We love visiting Hill Ridge Farms!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Mudcats with Brayden

Toward the end of August, Brayden got to experience his first Mudcats game!  Bryson and Ashlyn (and Zane) were patiently waiting for an opportunity for us all to go to a game after Brayden was born.  The stressing of how he would do was unnecessary because Brayden was great during the entire game!  I thought he would sleep through much of it but he was awake and happy almost the whole time.  We even had people around us comment on how quiet and content our baby was.  He never cried once! 
Bryson and Ashlyn were very excited to go to this specific game because there were fireworks at the end.  Again, I worried how Brayden would do with this because they are obviously very loud and he still startles easily.  Luckily the long afternoon of baseball caught up with him and he fell asleep toward the very end of the game and stayed this way even through the fireworks (with his ears covered and protected by mommy)!!
Bryson and Ashlyn were very excited to not only see a Mudcats game, but to also get to show Brayden off to all the workers who remember us each time we come.  This was a fun Friday evening for our whole family!!