It's really strange being on a school calendar now. We crammed so many things into a 3 day period on the days AJ was able to get off.
First we hit up the zoo. The weather was so nice!
I used to shun the parents who let their kids climb up on the big, tall rocks (because I didn't want mine thinking it was a good idea)...but I've apparently become a softy in some areas and now my children are the ones climbing away :)
We were so thankful for nice weather the next day too! Normally we go to Brown County on Columbus Day (banker's holiday!) but that didn't happen because of school. *sigh*
But again...we were SO thankful the weather was great on the only day we could go.
The trees were at their peek of change and the view was just incredible.
The big kids did a great job at keeping up. In fact, they pretty much led the way.
AJ and I were feeling the burn after hauling around these two all day. They loved it!
Downside of going to Brown County on fall break and on a Friday - lots of people everywhere and long lines to wait for a pony ride. After seeing the horse in front of us get startled, Evangeline decided she didn't want to ride this year.
The kids played hide and seek around the big trees while daddy waited in the long line.
On our way out we stopped in Nashville for some fudge and coffee. I forgot my camera and am so sad because we always get a picture sitting on the steps eating fudge. :-(
We also stopped at my grandparents. The kids love going to see them.
I have many great memories of visiting my grandparents in this house. The only thing that has changed is their age...well, and their pets. :)
As if we had enough energy and time in the day to go somewhere else...we went to the apple orchard in Mooresville on the way back to get some apples. (Yay for homemade apple butter!)
This place has a super fun hay tower and playground.
Lincoln seemed to enjoy watching the other kids get filthy.
The hay was in every nook and cranny of those kids. :)
The drive home from Mooresville seemed so long. We were all exhausted, needed some dinner (including Lincoln), and even a potty break. It's only about a 40 minute drive home and we ended up stopping twice! We had doubts that we were going to make it home :) But we did.