Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Trains and Pumpkins

A few weeks ago, we planned a family trip to the pumpkin patch travelling on a train. What could be better than a pumpkin patch and a train ride?  The kids were so excited. 

Waiting to board the train.   

All Aboard

Daniel talked about Tom Tom train all week long.  He was so excited.

Getting our ticket punched. 

Once this "speedy" train started, Daniel was not too sure what to think.  He would not move. 

Langdon checked out all of the "wildlife"(aka concrete animals)   along the ride. 
About 5 minutes after we left station, we arrived at the pumpkin patch yard. 
Daniel was all about picking up the pumpkins and then throwing them back down. 

Katie Lee was very disappointed with the pumpkin patch.  After going to Tate's and Lyon's farm, a yard of pumpkins is a great disappointment.  :(

Our attempt at a family picture before we were told that we could not stand in front of the truck because we were not paying customers.  (You would have thought what we paid for the train ride would have included using an old truck for a picture.)
Kathryn, Zeb and Langdon with their big pumpkin. 


The train cars were actually really neat old passenger cars. 
All smiles with their pumpkins. 
What's a train ride without singing the Wheels on the Car with everyone in the on the train. 

The men had a swell time, but were pretty good sport. 

Overall the kids had a great time.  The adults were disappointed in it, but the kids' smiles was worth it. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Date Night Party

One of the sweet kindergarten teachers that I work with got married over the summer. She had a quick engagement so we did not have a shower for her before she got married. We recently celebrated her marriage with a Date Night Shower.  The kindergarten team had a super cute shower.  They had a tree to tie the gift cards on.  I wanted to do something different than to give just a gift card even though she got lots of really nice ones.  My team gave her a date night at home basket.  I filled it with all kinds of treats for a great movie night at home and then we added a Steak Out gift card.  This sounds like a great date night for a Friday night after working all week.  I hope that they will enjoy it.   

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Happy Birthday

We celebrated Donnie's 37th birthday.  He is such a wonderful husband and daddy. 

We had supper and cake with the family.  The kids loved singing Happy Birthday and blowing out the candles.

They each had to take turns. 

After lighting the candles for them several times, we finally got to eat. 

Watching a little Disney. 
The adults enjoying cake and coffee.  Nothing like a big bag of sugar sitting in the center of the table.  HA
Time for gifts with lots of help. 
Katie Lee and Daniel gave Donnie a Tennessee mug that Precision Masonry made. He loved it. 

Wishing Donnie many many more happy birthdays. 

Fiddler's Convention

One of our favorite fall things is going to the Fiddler's Convention at Athens State each year. This year it was very hot compared to last year.

This was Daniel's first time and he loved it and was sound asleep by the time it was over. 

Daniel found Mr. Frank soon after we got there and they had to talk a walk.   
Katie Lee loved sitting and listening to Uncle Freddy and the other sing and play. 

Lots of groups singing and playing all around the campus. 
Katie Lee could not wait to make sand art.  This is her tradition each year. 

Langdon had a list of things to do.  Listen to Freddy play, eat good, get lemon-aide, and get his face painted.  He loved it. 

My sweet littles. 

Daniel playing his guitar stick. 

A little buck dancing. 

Ready to listen to some of the competitors. 


Wonder what these two are up to?

Bet it did not make one of them happy.  :)

Loving fall!!!