Monday, October 28, 2013

Weekend Recap: Grandparents are wonderful things, round 2!

We were so lucky to have Brian's parents here this weekend! When I would tell people that my in laws were coming in this weekend a lot would say.."Oh no, you have to spend a weekend with your in laws?"  But it's not like that, not at all. I adore my in-laws and am so thankful for the relationship I have with them. I am so thankful that they are not in the least bit crazy, mean, or horrible like so many in-laws that I've heard of.  And a huge bonus is that they're great with the kids and the kids absolutely love having them around. The kids were still a little sick this weekend as was I, but we did a lot, had a lot of fun, and can't wait for them to visit again! Here are pictures from our weekend...brace yourselves, there are a ton of pictures.  If you want the quick version, we went to the zoo and the pumpkin patch and had lots of fall fun!

Just a little Saturday morning snuggle

And some picnic time

And some weightlifting with Papa. Can you see the pure joy on Brady's face?

Think they miss having a guy around??

Then it was Nana's turn for some weightlifting!

We just hung around the house and played Saturday morning. watched the Minnesota Gophers beat the Nebraska Huskers (big deal!) and then Saturday night we got in our costumes and headed to the Omaha zoo for Spooktacular!

Buzz Buzz trying out his new wings!

And my sweet little girl in her poodle skirt (just a tad warmer costume than her Tinkerbell one!)

Ready to go trick or treating!

I wore a witch's hat. I'm pretty creative, I know.

Buzz Buzz and my 50's girl just hanging out with the fishies. And just for future reference, those wings have a pretty wide wingspan and can and will knock small children out in a tight trick or treating space.

Layla goes crazy for the penuins every. single. time. So cute!

Brady terrified of the large characters and Layla just trying to get in the picture.

Papa in the spooooky cave with all of the nighttime animals!

Both kids not too sure!

But then we found the area where there was a DJ and of course Brady had to bust a move. This time with no wings. We didn't want him to get arrested.

Papa and Layla joined in too.

And then this cowgirl on stilts rubbed up on Papa. It was his highlight of the night. ;)

After that we went in the jungle building where they had free flying bats. Joy. I put my hat on and scrunched down the whole time. I am terrified of bats. Bats and opossums, my 2 least favorite animals of all time. Which we saw both of during our visit.

Yay for Spooktacular! So much fun!

Clearly Layla is done for.

The next morning we put on our pumpkin shirts and this time Layla joined in on the snuggle session.

Had to get a little dancing in before the pumpkin patch.

We went to the nearby pumpkin patch, the Bellevue Berry Farm and Pumpkin Ranch. It's literally like 2 miles from our house. And all Brady wanted to do was go on this bounce house.

Finally we distracted him and went on a train ride.

And played on a little see-saw. 

And then went on a hayride

Which he had fun on

"Papa, I said no touching my hair. I saw you dancing with that lady on stilts last night and I just don't know where your hands have been."

We went into the pumpkin patch and Layla kept screaming, "PUNKIES!!!" (That's Layla for pumpkins.)

She was determined to pick this one up.

We found the corn maze where Brady was our fearless leader and I flex my arm while taking his picture.

Uhh wrong way maybe?

While we were lost we found this giant slide

Everyone had a blast on, even me! We were also filthy after it.

Whew we made it out!

Fun time at the pumpkin ranch!


This was us last year, what a difference a year makes!

This pumpkin was a little more Layla sized

Brady is terrified of most things that are scary Halloween like (good description, right?) but Layla loves it. It makes her giggle. 

We got home and instantly we started carving our pumpkins. 

It was Layla's first time and she LOVED it!

Having fun getting the yuckies out.

Oh and when I said we I should have said everyone but me. They looked like they were having so much fun, I didn't want to get in the way.

They are saints, both of them.

The finished product!

Brady, pumpkin man.

Enjoying the beautiful fall day

Layla was passed out but I got a picture in with my little man

Thanks for coming to visit, Nana and Papa, we had a blast! :)


Janelle Vannice said...

What a fun weekend! It's great that you are close to your in-laws.. the kiddos look SO happy to have them around! :)

Jenn said...

Man, y'all have the busiest weekends! Our Halloween stuff here isn't kicking in til Thursday. We are wearing and washing the heck out of our Halloween shirts until then though! (Layla and Molly have matching ones of course.) ;)

whit | Black Little Button blog said...

so fun!

Becky Dougherty said...

I love your descriptions of your pictures. They totally made me laugh! Glad you all had another fun weekend. :)

Jenny @ Creatively Blooming said...

That slide is amazing! We played in one like that at a corn maze that we visited in Texas last fall, but it wasn't built into a hill like the one that y'all had. Super cool!

Traci@TheHallway said...

What a perfect weekend! Looks like so much fun! :)

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