Caden, Mama, Kellan, Mommy & Garren
We left Friday afternoon & spent Saturday, Sunday & Monday with my dad & Marie. Saturday, dad lead us to a Fall Festival. We took the boys on a hay ride & let them wander around the pumpkin patch. It was a lot of fun seeing their reactions and watching them explore. On the hay ride we stopped to pet a deer, the boys were more interested in the BIG tires on the tractor than they were the deer, but we enjoyed seeing & getting licked by it.
Club Lake Plantation in Apopka, FL
Caden, Garren & Kellan
Kellan picked his pumpkin :)
He isn't too sure about the hay though.
Garren picked his pumpkin...
and tried to pick it up :)
He then though this one might be more suitable for carrying.
Caden liked the idea of a smaller pumpkin
but just to hang out with, not to carry.
Grandpa, Garren, Caden, Mama, Grandma & Kellan
Sunday, Donna's parents came over for lunch & spent the afternoon visiting. My parents hadn't seen them yet since returning from NY for the winter.
Monday we did a little big city shopping. We'd been wanting to go to Ikea so we went there & we also went to a BabiesRUs/ToysRUs to get some Christmas ideas.
Tuesday we were suppose to go see our triplet bff's, but they woke up with fevers & runny noses so we had to hold off on that visit & we headed to Donna's parents a little early.
We spent Tuesday through Friday at grandma & grandpa Tilyou's, ransacking their house & spending some time running around outside.
Garren running outside at Grandma & Grandpa Tilyou's
Garren's first encounter with stairs & he didn't even have to think about how to climb them.
Kellan running around outside
All 3 boys discovered their VERY LOUD voices while on vacation, Kellan though this was an apprpriate place to use it :)
Caden checked out the place from front to back...
Lucky boy found his favorite thing, a wheel :)
Thursday, one of Donna's best friends, Rhonda, came up from Tampa for a visit.
Saturday we had Fall/18 month photos scheduled with a good friend of mine who was in town from Utah.
We had intended to head home after pictures Saturday but the boys had an agenda of their own in mind & we didn't have time to get packed back up AND get the 5 of us dressed & ready or pictures by 1:30 so we hung out one more night & got to see my bonus sister & her family.
A late night visit with cousins,
Clark, Kellan, Tucker, Caden & Garren
Meggan & Aaron got in right as the boys had gone to bed so we got them back up so they could visit with their cousins. All 5 boys seemed to really enjoy each other. I have no idea what time they all ended up going to bed. Sunday morning we all visited some more & the boys all played outside for a little bit while Donna & I packed up to head back home.
Tucker in the swing (backwards) Caden at the top of the slide with Grandma & Kellan walking.
Tucker & Clark playing catch
Garren & Grandma
This little Monkey really likes to climb, we may need to get something like this for inside :)
Caden going up the slide & Garren
It was a good & exhausting week!!! Being out of your element with 3 toddlers that get into EVERYTHING is a challenge, the boys kept us on our toes for sure. They came home with a couple new tricks, talking at the TOP OF THEIR LUNGS & climbing on the couch & chairs.
I love seeing the boys with family, interacting with their grandparents, aunts, uncles & cousins. I love how their personalities are unfolding & think it is so amazing how children have a love for each other & those around them so innocently & easily.