Monday, October 17, 2011

Weekend Snapshots: {10/16}

This weekend was choc full of outdoors fun. For someone who loves nothing more than curling up on the couch and watching everything on my Netflix queue, I'm kind of proud of myself for spending so much quality time outside. My favorite part about pretending to be outdoorsy is the way I get to dress. Knee high boots and a leather jacket? Don't mind if I do. Saturday, we took my parent's old foster kids and their brother to the Erie Apple Orchard up in Michigan. The orchard was a BLAST. They had animals, pony rides, a pumpkin bouncy house, and some of the most delicious fall food ever. Most of the activities were intended for kids, but that didn't stop me from jumping in the bouncy house. The donuts, apple cider and caramel apple were the perfect midday treat to give the kids a total sugar rush. I left there feeling like a complete fatty, but it was worth it.

After that we hung around the house, then took the kids to Red Robin, their absolute favorite place to eat. Guess what we were greeted with at the door? Hoards of kids going to Homecoming! Lots of glitter and sequins and awkwardness. I loved it. Dinner was yummy and chaotic, as always. Little ones make for interesting dining out experiences. Convincing a four-year-old that he doesn't need an entire bottle of mustard on his corn dog is a tough task. What's an even tougher task is convincing a four-year-old to eat said corn dog after pouring that entire bottle of mustard on it, when he's never before even tried mustard and claims it's "too spicy!" I'm proud to say that I got him to take 4 more "big bites." Yeah, it's like I'm a Mom with pretend children. Indulge me.

Sunday Funday was another Michigan adventure! My parents and I went up to Ann Arbor to have Dim Sum with Diane, my brother Shane's wife. I didn't have to pretend like I knew how to use chopsticks, for once. They gave us forks! God, I love that. After a yummy lunch, we picked up Shane and headed out to go apple picking... Except it turns out the place we went didn't have apple picking. Ooops! It didn't really bother us though. The shop itself was so adorable- full of little trinkets and vintage signs. I could see myself curling up and living in the shop forever. So much cuteness. We enjoyed even more donuts, apple cider and caramel apples. None of us were complaining :)

Today I'm actually off of work and school- it's fall break! They don't give you days off just because it's October when you're off in the real world, acting like an adult. School actually does have its perks. Who would have thought?



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