Monday, October 15, 2012

A Trip Home

The kids and I spent last weekend in Fresno while Ryan visited his grandparents on Friday night, then spent the rest of the weekend at home doing homework (he's working on his MBA). We went down there to go to my nephew's 2nd birthday party, to visit the Big Fresno Fair, and to celebrate my dad's birthday. We had a lot of fun, but it was a long, full weekend. And the drive home was much more eventful than I would have liked it to be! However, I'm still so thankful that we now live close enough to our families that driving to see them is even an option!

We spent Friday hanging out with my mom and doing some errands

 On Friday evening, we headed to our bestie's house to make some Halloween cookies

Saturday morning we stopped by a pumpkin patch to get some pumpkins for my parents' porch... and to go down this giant slide. Jax was loving it!

Saturday afternoon was my nephew's birthday party. It was a monster party, but I didn't have a monster outfit for this chick, so this pirate outfit had to do. I about passed out from her cuteness!

I made this fun banner for the party

How cute were the cupcakes that my MIL made?!

My SIL and her firstborn. He loved having everyone sing to him!

I have the cutest nephews!

Sunday was my dad's birthday. We ditched church, had a big breakfast, then headed to the fair. It was a lot of fun. I wish we had more time there. 
Jax actually got the rope around the horns!

And "milked" a cow

And we certainly couldn't visit the fair without eating a funnel cake. Yum! (Go GIANTS!!)

This kid would ride the adult roller coasters if he could. He was loving this ride!

And this sweet thing was content to just take in the sights

After such a packed weekend, I was so ready to be home. I came home to a delicious meal of pot roast and mashed potatoes, and flowers on the kitchen table. Thank you to my wonderful hubby!

(Side note: My sweet friend Diana brought her husband home to rest yesterday. Today is his service. Please, please pray for her {and JT (3), Caroline (2), and baby Nate (8 months)} as the life she thought she had comes to an end and her new normal begins.)


  1. I will definitely be praying for your friend and her sweet babies.
    I am so jealous of how close you are to home! Just 6 months and we'll be doing the same though :)
    Do you like the baby wrap you have? Do you feel comfortable going hands free? I'm researching them now :)

  2. You look so cute in your wrap!
    Love the bday party and most of all "wipe me booty"