We got to make a trip to Guymon in September to see Chris' parents. One thing we did while there was check out their fun park and lake. We fed the ducks, played on the playground, paddled on the paddle boats, and even rode the cute little train around the lake. It was a fun trip! But I think the kids enjoyed being at Grammy and Granddad's and playing with all of Chris' old toys the most.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Both kids like Thomas, but I'd say Todd is really into him right now. So of course we had to go see him when he came to OKC. I didn't buy the train tickets this year because it's too expensive to really not go anywhere or see that you're riding Thomas. But, there's plenty of fun free things to do there, even putt-putt, although I'm still not sure what that has to do with trains.
We were blessed to get to go to several pumpkin patches this year. First up was Orr Family Farm. It was neat to see how they had recovered from the tornado damage, but we probably won't go again next year. I would say this is more a fall amusement park than pumpkin patch. It's fun, but expensive.
We also went to Carmichael's in Bixby, which we've done several years now, and I've gone a lot since I was little. Lots of fun memories here and it's free, besides the pumpkins.
I found WINGS this year, which I didn't realize was a cute little patch in Edmond. I think it's a fundraiser for a special needs organization. Todd loved milking the cow and Elle loved the bunnies. They had great prices and this is where we got our pumpkins for our pregnancy announcement picture.
Last, but not least, we went to Pumpkinville again this year. It's so beautiful and unique. It was cold, but the kids loved it! Makes it worth getting the yearly pass to the Myriad Gardens.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Elle and Todd had several chances to wear their costumes and get candy. First, they did Trick or Treat the dorms here at OSSM. We had a small, but good turnout from other faculty and alumni families. And the students enjoyed dressing up and the dance afterwards.
They even found Waldo!
Trunk or Treat at Mayfair was a big success! We had wonderful weather and the kids enjoyed trick or treating, playing games, and the inflatable haunted house.
They also wore their costumes at school to get some goodies, and we did Storybook Forest again. They had added a few new fairytales, but it was really busy this year so we didn't get to go around with half our group. Elle's really into reading fairytales with Chris so this was a good treat for them.
The Lewises are such great friends that they drove to Branson to meet us for a visit. We rented at 3 bedroom condo and had a good time catching up. The weather was beautiful and so were the leaves! We hiked a little, explored downtown Branson, played putt-putt, took in a show (Dixie Stampede), and a christmas light trail (Shepherd of the Hills). I think the kids enjoyed the condo the most, but my favorite was just being with wonderful friends! Even if we're breaking the rules in line to use the bathroom! Love you Erin and Justin!