Wednesday, November 23, 2011

State Fair

Remember last post when I said our family was awesome? Here is example number 2, Grandma B took off from work on a Monday to join us at the State Fair, where the corn is always delicious, the animals always stink, the rides are iffy, and NC State knows how to serve up some ice cream:)!

We discovered that Speirs is a maniac when it comes to rides. LOVED THEM. The faster the better. We were thankful he was just tall enough to enjoy them!

Ferris wheel with B

Fire truck ride with Daddy

Mikes Farm

Wow. I love our family. Our boys are really blessed to have two sets of grandparents that really love them and that jump through hoops and drive hours just to see them even if its only for a couple of hours. Back in October, we (my parents, Craigs parents,my bro, sis and niece...see...just awesome) all met at Mikes Farm for dinner, animals, a hay ride, and a pumpkin patch. I held out at buying a pumpkin until we were able to get one here! The boys enjoyed feeding the goats-out of their hand-gross, and that hay ride was a hit.

Presley our niece

Apple Picking and Tire Swings

I really wanted to take the boys apple picking this year and thankfully I have an awesome husband who gladly agreed! It doesn't seem like the most exciting thing but I really want the boys to know that food grows and doesn't just appear in the grocery store. It's a part of God's design and He brings the harvest. Despite understanding this concept, I really take it for granted, so apple picking was a great activity for us all! Oddly enough the orchard we chose had just had the busiest weekend in its history so it was slim and I mean slim pickins' out there. Craig was the awesome dad who climbed one of the trees to get some of the last apples on the trees! I don't know if you are allowed to climb the trees-but to get apples on this day, you had to!

Wyatt was wore out after about the second tree, so all of the pictures show him lagging behind. His little legs don't move quite fast enough. We enjoyed some wine cake and tire swinging when we were done, which was hands down the best part!