Life as we know told by Heather

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fair Time

Our county fair was last month, so of course we had to go. We prefer to go in the evening, but Jordis' squad had to cheer so we figured as long as we were paying to get in we might as well stick around. We had to get there early so the girls could get their shoe poms, face tattoos, hair know, important stuff.

Like how none of them are doing remotely the same thing and Jordis is looking around to see what comes next? I love it!

We ate lunch after the cheering and the kids always love getting shaved ice. It was a great day for it.

Then the kids rode rides.

I couldn't believe Jordis got on this thing. She saw her cheerleading friends on it and decided she wanted to go, so one of the girls' dad's got back on it with them. I love the little hand-holding chain they had going on.

I told Jason he better keep treating me right or I might leave him for this sexy guy.

On the way out we stopped to look at the animals and we were just in time for the turkey costume contest. Yes, I'm serious.

Welcome to Delaware, y'all!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Our favorite day

We always look forward to our annual trip to the pumpkin patch and this year was no exception. Luckily it was a beautiful day because Jordis also had a football game. In two separate cars the kids, Jason, my mom and I headed out. We made sure the camera was working and the fun began.

After a few runs on the zip line, my mom and I left for a few hours to get Jordis changed and to her game. Xander enjoyed chatting with the baby animals while we were gone.

After the game Jason went home to sleep since he had worked all night and Xander spent the rest of the afternoon hanging out with the ladies. Our first order of business was lunch. It was a healthy affair.

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With full stomachs we were able to continue on for the rest of the afternoon. Here are some highlights:

And the obligatory annual photos I make the kids take.....

We left tired and with goodies, a successful day indeed.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Over Labor Day weekend our friends from Michigan were here and we were looking for something to do inside since it was cold and supposed to rain. We settled on a trip to COSI since none of us have been to the new one. When I say new, it's been there at least ten years, but most people my age grew up with the original COSI. The kids have been wanting to go for awhile so they were pretty excited. It was the last Monday they were open for the season, and the final day before they closed for their annual two-week cleaning, so we were in luck.

The ball tossing maching in the courtyard was a big hit. You hold these balls up to the machine and they get sucked up inside and then spit out into the air. Then they rain down onto whoever is standing there. I was really proud of the kids because they collected balls and gave them to our friends' little guy, Baby Joe.

Of course you can't go wrong with shootable water.

And submarines are cool

(to some people....if you like feeling claustrophobic, which I do not)

Dr. Jordis loved the little-kid area...

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...and the soda shop in the Progress exhibit.

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Xander was fascinated with this rotary phone. It was really weird to have to show him how to use it.

Giant Lite Brite!

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For dinner we went across the street to have dinner at The Spaghetti Warehouse.
Three active kids made for a wild and crazy dinner hour.

And the food was good, too!