Monday, September 29, 2008

our weekend- in the form of MANY pictures.

We are back home and into our normal routine already. Our little weekend excursion was great! I was shocked when Kent told me to pack our bags for the weekend. The drive to Buffalo is just under five hours and was absolutely beautiful! I'm sure it won't be nearly as pleasant during the winter months. Kent and I even still think the toll booths are a little exciting. Zeb was nearly perfect on the drive there and back. He missed his bed A LOT and actually fell asleep in Laney's arms after refusing to sleep in the pack'n'play. He NEVER falls asleep anywhere but his bed at night. When we got home last night he giggled with glee and dove headfirst (from my arms) into his crib.

Zeb LOVED Laney and Taylor's apartment! He ran up and down their hallways and around their sun room. And, of course, he loved Laney. He can definitely tell us apart but likes her a little more than most.

Kent made sure that Laney had the weekend off of work and that he and I could have a night without the rugrat- everything was perfect. Buffalo is quite the happening town (compared to Toledo) and we had so much to do.

We stayed at a little Inn the first night and then met L and T for breakfast and a stroll around the farmer's market. We went to some estate sales in their area and then headed to a suburb of Buffalo for "The Great Pumpkin Festival".

I'd have to say that this was the highlight of our trip. We got to take a hayride, watch people catapault pumpkins in the largest pumpkin cannon I've ever seen (although the one I built in mr. clark's physics class back in high school was pretty stinking cool), peruse the ridiculously large selection of pumpkins, pet lots of nasty animals (a goat nearly bit baby hank-possibly due to the fact that Laney was trying to get him to), and go through the CREEPIEST "kid friendly" spook alley of all time. We even found a little bit of Toledo at the farm!

Zeb has picked up the word pumpkin and loves the orangeness of them. He was so excited to be sorrounded by them all.

The pictures of the very disturbing spook alley need to be viewed in the largest way possible to get the full effect. I canNOT believe the strange creatures they had in this place. They terrified ME.

I'm not sure why we decided to kiss the obese clown woman- she was nast-o.

Check out these emaciated skeletons burying somebody. ewww.and here's the only part that made Zeb cry- the giant talking troll.
Zeb gave lots of hugs and kisses while we were there and actually took some interest in playing with baby Hank. We attended church with L and T yesterday morning where I was mistaken for Laney a zillion times. I just don't think we still look that much alike anymore- apparently I am wrong.
It was great to see Laney and Taylor- and I am so glad that we have family relatively close! Thanks for the trip, Kent!



What a fun get away!! That picture of Zeb with all of the pumpkins is my favorite! Glad you guys had such a great weekend!

M- your favorite said...

Watch Out Leisy the Troll is going for your BUTT. AHAHAH!

Looks like you had a great trip. :)

Amy and Craig said...

so fun! props to kent for master planner! Maybe that'll rub off on craig someday (we've only been married 8 1/2 yrs, it could still happen).

yaya said...

I think you guys looks just alike, but then I'm not around you very much. I even think Hank and Zeb look alike! As long as Kent and Taylor can tell, it's OK..Glad you had a fun weekend!

Cynthia and Steve said...

I am with Lindsay- the pic of Zeb with the pumpkins is adorable.

What a fun trip- I am so not surprised you found a fun festival to go to while you were in Buffalo.

LauraJ said...

Zeb is adorable! He is always dressed so well to - what a cute kid!

Looks like a fun trip.

LauraJ said...

Oh! Embarassing - that should be "...always dressed so well TOO"

They need to add a spell/grammar check to these comments ;)

boysmum2 said...

I just love Z sitting amongst the pumpkins. So very cute