Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Anniversary Vacation

This past week was Donna & I's 10 year wedding anniversary, we decided to take the whole week & go to FL to see our parents.

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.
 Hay Ridin'
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.


  1. Looks like u had a blast. Fantastic Photos!!

  2. Our girls recently discovered their voices (to put it nicely!). They shriek/scream constantly now! I'm trying not to make a big deal so I don't encourage it!

    Looks like it was a great trip. Happy Anniversary!!



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