Sunday, October 19, 2008

Down to Dollywood

Yesterday we headed to Dollywood with the Bensons. It was our first visit so we were pretty excited and didn't know what to expect. After a nice 2 hour roadtrip (thanks to Brent's skillful driving) we finally made our destination. Dollywood was great. The atmosphere was very family friendly and everyone was really nice. Since we went with the Bensons Brandon and I were able to enjoy some roller coasters. It's been over 3 years since we were able to go on rides and it was a blast. Maddie's crush Zach kept Maddie entertained and Sienna was just cute as a button the entire time. It was an all day affair and we've already marked the calendar for our next visit. I can't wait.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Jada's Princess Party

Maddie's friend Jada had a "Princess Birthday Party" today. The girls were told to dress as princesses and the boys were to dress as knights. We had a great time hanging out with our new friends and Maddie had a blast running around being crazy. As you can tell from the pics everyone had a great time. Check out the cake that Leah made. She is in a cake making class and I am always so impressed with her skills. Happy 3rd Birthday Jada!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sharkie 500 and Stickley Farms Fun

This week-end we headed up to the Bristol racetrack to watch the Sharkie 500. You pay $10 for a foam shark that floats down a little creek. The winner gets a boat and the proceeds go to the Children's Hospital. There was quite the turn out, lots of crafts and fun stuff for the kids and it was free to boot! After the race (we are still hoping and waiting to find out which shark finished first) we headed to Stickley Farm Pumpkin Patch to get Maddie a Halloween Pumpkin. This farm was awesome. There was a pumpkin patch, corn maize, lots of playground equipment and a hayride. I'm not sure how many acres the farm sat on, but it was huge. Lots of wide open spaces for everyone to run around and kick back. Plus, the bluegrass music in the background and all the lazy dogs taking their afternoon naps added to the festive atmosphere. Good times.