Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Yard Sale (and Lemonade Stand)

Bryson and Ashlyn got this lemonade stand for a birthday gift and they have been begging us to let them sell lemonade.  We kept telling them that we needed to wait until we were having a yard sale and that time finally came.  They sold out in a couple hours and absolutely loved making money!
While going through Ashlyn's backpack recently, I found this story she wrote for school.  It's called "The Yard Sale":
It makes me so happy that Bryson and Ashlyn were able to put their lemonade stand to use and have fun while doing it!!

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!