Friday, October 14, 2011

Fun-filled Day

I'm a fan of fun.  Who isn't?  And last Saturday we tried to pack as much fun into a single day as we could.

First, Caroline had her best little girlfriend, Mia's, birthday party.  

It was packed with music, dancing, dress-ups,
and pink cupcakes.  Little girl heaven.

Between these three girlies, that's a whole lotta curls bouncing around!

As soon as we got home, we headed out for Brandon's previously mentioned soccer win.  Woo hoo!
When he finished up battling the giant on the soccer field, we headed out to our friend, Maggie's, parent's house.  They live out in the country on a gorgeous piece of land and have a big fall party every year.  We jumped at the chance to join in.

Enjoyed the first signs of fall along the drive.

At the party, we took a little ride on a paddle boat,

 the girls had fun throwing hay at each other,

 we went on a hayride,

B and Drew tried fishing,
and we roasted hot dogs for dinner.
(By WE, I mean the rest of my family.
I ate chips and cake for dinner.
But I don't think I'm supposed to publicly admit that.)

We zoomed home and were *almost* late for our babysitter. D'oh!
Thankfully, she was running a little late herself.

Andrew and I rubbed shoulders with the cultured population
by attending a Relevents Wind Quintet concert.
 It was beautiful.
And entertaining.
And relaxing.

Afterward we went out to Q-Doba.  Turns out chips and cake are NOT a very satisfying meal.  I gorged myself on Mexican Gumbo, one of my favorite fast food-ish meals.  If we can't have Cafe Rio here, at least we have that soupy deliciousness.

I was completely exhausted by the time I got home from dropping the babysitter off.  And I loved every minute of it.


  1. That does sound like a busy, but fun day!

  2. What do you guys do in your spare time?
    We were exhausted just reading this.

  3. Mexican gumbo...i need more info!!! i love seafood gumbo and mexican so that sounds like something i would gorge myself on.

  4. Lynnissa--Next time you guys are down in the valley, look up Qdoba and try the Mexican Gumbo. It has rice, beans, your choice of chicken or steak, and tortilla soup all mixed together. You can top it with cheese and/or sour cream. I like eating with chips. Sooooo good.

    They also have locations in Vegas and Farmington, NM. :)

  5. i love qdoba! haven't seen the gumbo, but will have to check it out! : )

    looks like everything was FUUUN!

  6. I love reading about your fun events - you have the secret to enjoying life figured out. (Not "THE" secret, like Oprah...
    Mom Sweat