Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hunting Season

Matt has been talking about taking LL hunting since she was really little.  She's never been before, but we figured this year she would finally be old enough to handle a short trip.  He decided to take her one Friday a few weeks ago.  He went to get her some camo to wear a few days before they went, and Cooper got very excited.  After LL tried it on, he insisted that he wear it too.  :)  Poor guy isn't old enough to go yet, but I'm pretty sure Daddy will have another hunting buddy when he is.  He was excited!  And pretty adorable.

After school on Friday, LL and I met Daddy and Grammy and Pop's house.  After we ate dinner, LL and Daddy headed into the woods and Coop and I headed home for bed time.

This pretty girl was ready to go!

She was truly so excited.

Of course she had packed an entire back pack full of toys to keep her occupied.  :)

Sitting in the stand!

Keeping a look out for deer!

Matt taught her how to use the deer call and took a little video of her in action.  She was actually pretty good!  LL had the best time and has been asking to go again, and I know Daddy had a good time, too!  They didn't end up seeing a deer - but maybe they will next time.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Outside Fun

One Sunday afternoon, I needed some "alone time" to balance our checkbook and pay some bills (fun, right?).  That put Matt on kid duty.  It was a beautiful day outside, so Matt took the kids outside to play on their scooters, play on the playground, etc.  One of Cooper's favorite things to do at Grammy and Pop's house is to ride the "tractor" (aka: lawnmower)  I glanced outside to see that Matt had rigged up a little adventure for everyone.  He was pulling them around the yard on this piece of wood that was chained to the lawn more.  I'll admit - when I saw this it made me laugh out loud.  It was so funny!  I went outside to take some pictures and videos.  It's redneck, I know.  But the kids had a BLAST.  He literally rode them around until the lawnmower was out of gas.

I took two videos.  You can see them HERE and HERE.

I am so thankful for a man who loves to have fun with his kids!  He could have cared less what the neighbors think of him - he was just focused on the kids having a blast!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Honey Bee Festival - 2014

The beginning of October kicks off an entire season of fun and traditions.  The first thing always on the list is the HoneyBee Festival.  We've been going every year since before we even had kids.  This year, we brought Kayla along with us because she had never been before.  

Thankfully, it was not as hot this year as it has been in years past.  We spent the first part of the festival just walking around and looking at booths.  We like to do that first, and then end with the kid stuff, lunch, and the parade.  After walking around for a while, we hit up the petting zoo!  It was a lot of fun until the baby cow they had literally tried to jump over a fence to eat my kids.  Thankfully I had my hands on both of them and I was able to jerk them back before he got to them!

Petting some bunnies.

Cooper insisted on hugging the miniature horse - haha.

After the petting zoo it was time for pony rides.  This is always LL's favorite part!  Last year, Cooper didn't love it too much.  This year he had a much better time!

She's big enough to ride by herself!

Grammy and Pop took the kids on this little carousel while Matt got lunch and I found a place for us to sit and eat.

After lunch we found a great place to watch the parade.

Proof that Kayla was actually with us.  ;)

He was very focused on the parade.

After the parade we headed back to the car to go home for naps.  It was another successful trip to the HoneyBee!

Cooper's HoneyBee trips throughout the years.

You can see our past trips here: