Reflections of a Mom's Life

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

a day at the farm for birthday party fun!

One of the very fun things we got to do on our vacation to VA was celebrate birthday's with Josiah, Jacob, and Anderson! They combined their birthday parties and had a BIG celebration at Hunt Club Farm! It was SO much fun! The food was FABULOUS, Katy and Heather made some yummy chili and hot dogs. The kids fed the animals in the petting zoo area, jumped and jumped to their hearts content on all the fun inflatables, played on a HUGE swing set, and the MOST fun of all was had on the big pile of hay! You'll see most of my pictures are in the hay! It was lots of fun. Sure got me in the fall mood! :)

It was fun to see Sue again! Madeline and Addison are very close in age and Sue and I both ave two older boys as well. We're having fun in all this pink! Addison and Madeline are holding hands in this picture, how cute is that??? :) Katy and I also had a GREAT weekend together! It was jammed packed full of fun! New things too, like running together! A first for us and me getting to go to her race and cheer her on! A first for me, going to a race! So inspiring! :) Callie loves Addison and I'm sure they're gonna be close girlfriends some day! They're mom's are, so why wouldn't they be?? :)

All the kids enjoyed the petting zoo! Isn't Erin looking like such a big girl too! I wish I had gotten pictures of all the kids but everyone was running in a million different directions! The kids were having so much fun and you just had to get the pictures you could, fast, before they were off again!

This one inflatable was hilarious! You entered through the stomach, I guess, right under the head and then exited out the bottom. You can see that woman prying it open to find her child probably! Hilarious! All the boys loved that! I think they thought it was sort like coming out as poop! It did look a little strange seeing the kids pop out like that! :)

These two pictures are hilarious! Jacob and Jackson are two peas in a pod! So much a like it isn't even funny! They both were all about wrestling this weekend but after a bit couldn't take back what they would dish out! They got into it on the hay pile a few times and I actually caught it on camera! They would throw hay at each other, in fun at first, and then one of them would get mad. Here is Jackson hitting Jacob in the face with hay. The next picture was the two of them getting up from a "fight". At one point Jackson tackled Jacob, and then Jacob got on top of him and was pounding on Jackson! Some of you mom's are probably appalled but they LOVE each other and I just found all of this so funny! It's clear they both have two older brothers and are used to holding their own! Hilarious!

There was sign in the farm for Addison Fire Department. Anthony held Addison up, we had to get a picture!

It was such a fun day and we are so glad we were able to be in town for all the fun! :) Happy Birthday Josiah, Jacob, and Anderson! :)


Jen said...

What a fun fall day. SO glad we got a little time with ya'll and the boys. Erin always loves seeing Harrison!

Katy said...

you got GREAT pictures!! I felt like I missed some of it when Heather & I were clearing out the barn room, so this was GREAT to get to see it through your lens! The picctures of Jacob & Jackson crack me up. They are two peas in a pod and SOOOOO good for each other!!! I'll plan my parties around your trips ANYDAY! :)

Vonda said...

I feel like I've just been to a party on a farm! Looks like y'all had a blast! So glad y'all had such a great weekend celebrating Josiah's, Jacob's and Anderson's birthday and what great memories y'all are making with your sweet friends! And I love the pix of Addison and Madeline holding precious is that! And isn't that sweet that they named the fire department after my favorite niece ;)

Amanda said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful visit, and what a great idea to have a party at a little farm! There is nothing like friends and family. And congrats on the awesome work with the running, you are doing great. Keep it up!!

Jennifer said...

Awesome that you got the chance to see so many friends in one place! I thought of that farm when we went to go get pumpkins a few weeks back. What a fun place for kids although the goats will always freak me out.

Heather J said...

We were sooo glad your family got to come - it made it that much more special for all. I'm always sad I don't have more time to chat with you & catch up when you are here - and I always feel distracted (watching after little boys you know!). Can't wait to have another visit with you guys!!!!!!!

Heather said...

looks like so much fun...and look at you tilting your camera:)

Linda Williams said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful time! I sure wish I could have been a fly on the wall and watched all those kids....I bet it was a hoot! Keeping up with your own plus whoever came for yours.