Corn Dawgs

So I have to confess....we cheated on Southern Belle this year! I love Southern Belle and it is one of my favorite places to go. I love the scenery, the people that own it, and love even more their produce I can get from there! Oh yeah....and their blackberry cobbler! O-M-G! It is amazing!

But this year we didn't head there for the fall. We headed the opposite direction on the map to Corn Dawgs in Loganville. My parents took Addy last year and loved it. My mom and I took Landon for the day and he had a blast! He was free to do whatever he wanted! This place is huge! It was super fun! It had gigantic slides, a place for just kids 5 and under to play, a real race car, boat, and bi-plane to get in and play. Animals to feed, hay rides, corn maze for smaller kids, jumpy pillow, big corn pit, cars to ride on, and a million other things that I can't rememeber. It is basically Southern Belle on drugs! We spent all day there having a blast! I will continue to support Southern Belle, but for the fall, Corn Dawgs has won my heart!

Beware....there are a lot of pictures below. I won't comment on them, but they are super fun to look at!

Even Gigi joined in on the fun! :)

Hay ride!

Ms. Farmer and her cow!!

Until next year!

Annual Halloween Party

We had our second annual Halloween party with my co-workers from school. I decided to host this year and it was perfect because we had just gotten our house in order from moving!! :)

The Leigh's, Hoffman's, Collinsworth's, and Colver's game over for the afternoon! We met a new teacher last year that has kids around the same age and has fit perfectly in with our group, but she couldn't make it to the party!

We had the most perfect day for our party! It was so nice outside that the kids played outside 98% of the time! We each made an appetizer or snack and then Chassidy and I made soups. I made chili and she made potato soup! We snacked and played all afternoon! The kids have such a good time together. They all play pretty well together!! Last year we carved pumpkins, but none of the kids were into it. This year we were going to carve them again, but the night got away from us and the adults decided it was too much and the kids weren't interested, so we skipped it this year! We can basically get together every month because there is some holiday or birthday so it is a lot of fun!!

This has turned into tradition to have this cheeseball at the party! It is so delicious!!!
So I got this idea from Southern Belle. They have this huge corn pit and I wanted to re-create it for the kids. I couldn't figure out what to put the corn in, but when I came across this pool at Target for $12, but I grabbed it! They had a BLAST!! It was definitely a hit with the kids, but man did it leave them dusty!

Nothing better than dinner on the kitchen floor! They were all so dusty, we just let them eat on the floor that could be cleaned the easiest!

Parker only wanted to eat cheese by the spoonfulls for dinner. So he did....

Until it spilled on the floor...then he ate it off the floor! haha

In between corn playing, they loved running back and forth and just being kids!

Carson and Parker loved smashing their face on the screen and playing hide-n-seek with Amy through it!

*Sweet face*

I am so blessed to have such wonderful people that I work with, that have kids Landon's age, and that we get along with! The kids love playing, but I think the adults have just as much fun!

Can't wait for our next get together!!


State Fair 2011

Ashley and I decided to take the kids down to Perry, Ga for the state fair about a month ago. We had great time. It was just like any local fair...just on steroids! :) We took the wagon and pulled the kiddos around because they never would have made it the whole way walking. It is a HUGE place and so many people. And it also gave us a place to stash our stuff!

We started off buying tickets and letting the kids ride some of the kiddie rides while it wasn't too crowded. Maddie was not into the rides at first, but we got her to go on all of them and by the end of the day she was happy and holding her arms up in the air. Landon really wanted to go on the roller coaster, but he was about an inch too short, so we will have to go back next year! He is a dare devil like me and that makes me sooooo happy! I see Six Flags in our future!!!!

We got to see pig races, an alligator show, seals, camels, donkeys, horses (I didn't even dare go in the barn....Ashley took the kids), sheep riding (Mustin' Bustin' to be exact), and lots of other animals and fun things.

As the day went on it got PACKED. I have never seen so many people!! We were going to go see the circus, but we would have to waited an hour and then drive almost 2 hours back and we had two very tired kids, so we decided to head on back about 5:30. We had a really fun and long day!!

Going in!

Landon was very excited for his first ride!

haha Look at Maddie's face! She was not too sure!
But it was success!!

Ashley and Maddie

For some reason Landon wanted to do "peace" signs! So we did!

Landon and I

Getting ready to go on the Ferris Wheel

Maddie was actually really excited about this!

He was loving this!

Maddie was very worried about riding the flying elephant, but once it started she loved it!

See the face!

We had a lunch out at the car and relaxed in the shade a little bit!

They got a fun snack later in the day! Maddie got chocolate ice cream and Landon got a slushie!

We went and saw the alligator show with "Dave" the alligator man. They loved it because we were on the front row so the water spalshed on us while he was wrestling the alligator.

After the alligator show, we went to the Mutin' Bustin' show. This was hilarious! This show is where kids ages 3 and up ride on sheep and see who can ride on them the longest. It was the highlight of the day. A four year old came in second and a girl came in first! Landon was dying to do it, but it was expensive to enter him and we didn't want to wait around for the next show.

This little girl was holding on for dear life!

We finished up the day with some more stuff to see and then they wanted to ride the Crazy Bus one time before we left.

We had a great time and hopefully will get to go back next year!