Sunday, September 30, 2012


Well, going to Cornbelly's has become quite a fun little tradition in our family.  And this year not only was my mom up, but my dad was able to come up and go with us too!

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You wouldn't believe it by Lilly's face, but she absolutely LOVED the slide.  As soon as she got to the bottom, she'd turn around and run to the stairs to go again.  I took about a million pictures of her trying to get one of her smiling because I knew how much she loved it, but instead I got this face every. single. time!  Maya on the other hand was all dimples!  :)
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Watching the animated...animal band?  I think the twins were disturbed.
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Little puzzle maze.
According to Addison, we spent way too long here, but the bigger kids seemed to like it quite a bit.  :)

There were these huge pillow trampoline things that were AWESOME!

Dad and Stacy even got in on the action.  I really want to send that first picture to my dad with a speech bubble that says, "Daddy daughter dates are great!!!

 Every other year I've gotten an awesome picture of my mom at Cornbelly's.  But this year, this is all I got.  :(  Next year mom, no cell phones allowed!  :)
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According to Maya & Lilly, we didn't spend enough time here.

Apparently I'm not giving Bart enough affection.

And according to Bart, we didn't spend enough time here.  Boy loves his carnie food.  He's a bad influence on my dietetics-studying sister.


Toy duck races...always a favorite.
Right before we left we went to the kiddie corn maze.  There was a giant spinner every so often that had different directions for what you were supposed to do as you went through the maze searching for the next spinner. Bart got very into the "Pretend to ride a horse and chant 'clippity clop, clippity clop'" one.

Can't wait to do it again next year!

Sunday, September 02, 2012

The Way I View - Playtime

Well, it appears my little blog circle has dwindled down to me.  :)  But I'm still going at it, and if someone posts, I'll add a link at the bottom later.  In the mean time, I'll give you a link to another blog circle doing the same theme.  They're pretty incredible, so be prepared to be amazed.  I'll link you in at Leah's blog.  I'm not sure where their blog circle officially starts, but hey, It's a circle, so you'll be able to see them all.  :)

Update: Candace, who just had an ADORABLE baby, posted her take on Playtime.  You can see it here.

Anyway, the theme this month is The Way I View - Playtime.  And really, with the move and Addison starting kindergarten, and soccer, and EVERYTHING.  I completely forgot.  Fortunately, playtime is something I regularly try to photograph, so I actually had a plethra of photos to choose from.  These are some from about a week before our move.  I was out packing the POD and Addison and Hannah had gotten ready for bed and were waiting for me to go in and read them a story.  They asked if they could play on the neighbor's swing set and I said sure (they had given us permission to use it any time.)  Addison absolutely LOVES these pictures.  She keeps asking me to show them to her again. I'm glad they bring her as much joy as me.  So here's a little view into a spontaneous before bed play time.

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