The festivites began (as did the first signs of sickness) on Thursday night. We decided to take the kids to the fair after work/school. We were a little concerned as to how well it would work but the kids had a blast -we rode the ferris wheel (Noah had been talking about that), ate bad food, won some cheap stuffed animals and that was that! :-) I didn't get too many pictures because the crowds were crazy and just keeping up with everyone was enough to handle!
We starte in Kids Zone - Noah liked all the little games there.
Then we went straight to the ferris wheel. The line was long but Noah was adament that he wanted to do it. It was pretty high so I wasn't sure how well he'd do but he did like it. When we got up to the top, he said, 'I'm a little scared but not too much'. It was cute. However, he told me twice in line that his tummy hurt and when we were up on the ride, he started saying it a lot. He said he didn't have to go to the bathroom and didn't think he was going to throw up but I was just envisioning him getting sick all over the ride!! He ended up being fine and said he was hungry and seemed better after we ate so I didn't think much of it. Here he is on the ferris wheel. :-)
Then the eating began - I told Noah - if his tummy already hurt to wait until after he had fair food!! :-) He had a corn dog and Kylie had a hot dog (and they shared some fruit I brought). But mine was the best - I had french fries, funnel cake and cotton candy! :-) Obviously wasn't worried about my diet that night. :-) Kylie, by the way, has a major sweet tooth and loved the funnel cake and cotton candy!! :-)
On Friday, Noah seemed a little run down but nothing too bad. We had plans for that evening and decided to go ahead with them. Daycare was doing a Parents Night Out where they keep the kids from 6-9 after hours. We decided to take advantage and take Waylon's parents out to dinner since they are our 'go-to' babysitters and have helped us out so much recently in particular. Noah was SOOO excited about going to school and must have asked "Can we go now??" every minute for about 30 minutes before it was time to leave! It was cute. He had fun. Kylie, on the other hand, wasn't too happy about being left there but they said she did great and fell asleep just before we came to pick her up. We had a fabulous dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and then went shopping afterwards at the mall for a bit. Very fun!
We got the kids home and straight to bed and it worked well.... until about midnight when Noah woke up blazing hot. He was not feeling well at all and couldn't sleep and ended up in our bed with us. Needless to say it was a rough night for all of us.
Saturday morning, our plan was to spend some time out at our new neighborhood making some choices for the house and one of the teachers at daycare was going to come stay with the kids with her son but since Noah had been sick, we cancelled that. It was strange though because by the morning, he seemed to feel fine and was ready to play. So we decided to load everyone up and head out there anyway. We got some things done... Noah just laid on the couch and watched TV and Kylie played well for a while but then had had enough. So we grabbed lunch and headed home for naps.
That afternoon was pretty relaxed which was a very nice change. Except that Kylie was CRANKY! She's getting her own little attitude and if she doesn't get her way, she lets you know! :-) We think she might be going through a growth spurt because she's been eating like crazy and sleeping a lot too. Last night, I put her down at 8:00 and she didn't wake up until 9:30 this morning!!! Wow.
Anyway, Saturday night was a repeat of Friday night so we were all very tired by this point. We, yet again, had a decision to make because we already had plans to go to Hillridge Farms with Nana, Grandad, and Savannah and fam. In the end, we decided to go and are glad we did. It was so fun and both kids had a blast! Again, they were both pretty tired by the end but it was lots of fun. And lots of pictures of this!! There was so much to do out there.
First stop, jump house!
Bus cutout. :-)
A bunny house
Train ride!! We got in the caboose which was fun cause the kids could get up and walk around and it was all enclosed.
Self portrait of myself and Kylie
There was a huge slide tunnel. Noah and Savannah loved it and both went down twice.
Kylie visited the horses while they were sliding.... next year she'll be right there!
This was a huge 'corn-box'. Not sure what you call this but it was a little house filled with corn about a foot deep. They loved this!
Talking to the ponies again
Savannah and Noah running through the hay maze
She hardly crawls at all these days... walks everywhere!
Hard to get a decent picture of everyone at the same time - this will become a theme in the pictures to come! :-)
Nana and Grandad treated Noah and Savannah to pony rides!!! So fun!
'Duck races' - you buy a rubber duckie for $1 and pump water to make it go. Pointless but he loved it and you get to keep the duckie which he loves. :-)
Walkin' with Granddaddy
The girls with Nana and Grandad on the hayride - we tried to get Noah to sit with them but he wouldn't... the continuation of the photo woes. :-)
The whold crew on the hayride. It was a nice ride that ended at the pumpkin patch. We got off and picked pumpkins and then got back on to ride back.
All the outtakes.... never got a good one of all three! :-)
Love the look Kylie is giving Noah here
Finally at the pumpkin patch!
Kylie found her pumpkin! She was trying to pick it up.
Noah searching for the perfect one.
A family shot - not too bad!
Crankypants with the girls. :-) Noah and Savavannah were being silly.
And Noah found his!
After the hayride, we had a picnic lunch with the family and some yellowjackets - they were all over the place! :-) It was a great trip and everyone had a blast. This is aparent by our ride home....
On our way home, we actually met my mom (who came to town for a few days and rode in with her friend Roz) at our new neighborhood. Roz dropped her off there and she took our car and the kids home (we had dropped off a car that morning). So we had some time without the kids to go through options and make some decisions. That was good and we are almost there with the house stuff. They should be breaking ground very soon! So exciting!
While we were out, my mom said Noah was pretty warm again that afternoon but Sunday night he finally slept better and got over whatever mess he had.
I have other pictures of our visit with my mom and our week but I'm going to continue that in the next post... stay tuned!