Tuesday, August 27, 2019

A Fun Family Weekend

This weekend was filled with lots of family fun. On Friday night, we went to the Wilson County Fair. We had planned on going on Tuesday night, but as we were heading there it started raining and the forecast didn't look too promising for it to stop anytime soon. Since we live just down the road we decided to change our plans and shoot for Friday night and hope for the best with the weather. Thankfully the weather cooperated and it was a beautiful night with temperatures even feeling a bit mild compared to what they have been recently.

Elijah said the next day that riding this bumblebee with Keziah was his favorite part of the fair.

We all went on the carousel together. Keziah got a little nervous and was clinging on to me once it started moving, but I think she still enjoyed it.

One of the highlights of the fair is of course all of the yummy food that you can't get anywhere else. Bryan had this crazy thing called a Dill Dog which was basically a corn dog with the addition of a pickle.

The kids loved trying cotton candy and funnel cake for the first time.

We stopped on our way out to take a family picture in the giant Cracker Barrel rocker.

On Saturday, we started our morning out by going to Storytime Live at Kiddie Academy of Brentwood. The kids got to meet Curious George and Pinkalicious. They also were able to play on the playground and with the sand table, which they loved. There was a balloon artist and a face painter there as well. Elijah got a penguin balloon, while Keziah got a unicorn hat balloon. Keziah had a butterfly painted on her arm and Elijah had his face painted to look like a pirate. Afterwards, Elijah said he had so much fun at that playground place.

 This is Keziah's face lately when we ask her to smile. 

Next, we went to Cheekwood Gardens to check out the Storybook Houses exhibit that they currently have. It was our first time visiting this beautiful estate. All of the houses are so cool and we look forward to going back to Cheekwood in the future for other events.

Looking cool in the parking lot...

Charlotte's Web inspired house...

Beatrix Potter inspired house...

Dr. Seuss inspired house...

Trains inspired...

Where the Wild Things Are inspired house...

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Lucky Ladd's Construction Day

This past June we enjoyed a Construction Day at Lucky Ladd Farms in Eagleville, TN. The day was filled with dirt, dirt and more dirt for the kids! Elijah and Keziah had the chance to sit in a real excavator and help move dirt from one pile to another.

Another fun part of the day was that we happened to run into our friend Adam and his son James while we were at the farm. They just happened to get into line behind us without either of us realizing that the other would be at the construction day. 

The kids sure had a lot of fun being kids and as their shirts said "A little dirt never hurt".

Here's a video that recaps the day!

Monday, July 22, 2019

Peach Picking

Yesterday, we took the kids peach picking for the first time at Breedan's Orchard in Mt. Juliet, TN. It was a beautiful orchard on a beautiful day but the temperatures made it a little hot to stay out too long. Now that we're raising our kids in the south I guess it makes sense that the first fruit that they pick would be peaches.

We are looking forward to the fall when we can re-visit to pick some apples!

We're all very excited to try the fresh peaches and maybe get creative with some baking!