Sunday, October 28, 2007

Grandma and Papaw come to visit!


We had a great time with my parents this weekend. Again, it made me think how nice it would be to live closer to family. The boys just ate them up. Felix would absolutely not leave my Dad alone. "Papaw, I wanna ride big traccor", is what he said ALL WEEKEND. They left a little while ago and now Felix is pouting on the couch, muttering "I wanna ride big traccor". I don't know why he got in his head that Daddy has a tractor, unless he is confusing Papaw (from Florida, who lives in the suburbs) with Papa (in Mississippi, who has a big tractor). Either way, he wanted Papaw to hold him (and he's no lightweight) or to be with him wherever he went. Mom and I got to go shopping yesterday and we got to eat out quite a bit. We tried Red Robin yesterday, which was good (great onion rings and all you can eat steak fries), but a little on the pricey side (8.99-9.99 for a hamburger). Friday we went to The Whistle Stop Cafe, which has been on my mother's "list" to eat at for a long time. It was good and the prices were ok. Friday night was Sol Azteca and you can absolutely never go wrong with Sol Azteca. We went to the one in Vestavia, which has the best atmosphere and it was packed. The best salsa around! Saturday were Soccer Games and then the Moody Fall Festival. The festival was fun, but I think it's absolutely REPULSIVE the way people charge for stuff. A pony ride was 5.00 per person and some jumpy thing was 10.00 (WHAT!) per kid. To jump on all the other jumpy things (unlimited- but not on the first jumpy thing, which was separate) was 15.00 per kid. Needless to say, my kids didn't get to do any of it. Pump It Up in Trussville is cheaper on its play days (5.00). I'm not paying what it costs to get into Disney for a day (or an hour and a half) at the festival. Fortunately, they handled it well (I guess they know I'm cheap). All the booths were handing out candy, and the Christian Motorcycle Association booth was giving away spooky cupcakes (very cute) and coloring books. I love free. They even let the kids sit on the motorcycles, which was better than a jumpy thing. The kids were content with their bags and tummies full of candy and cupcakes. The music was, um, karaoke-like and I kept thinking how much I would love to hear Stokes, Connie, Adam, Wayne, Jessie, and Elizabeth jam (praise team from our church). Maybe next year. All in all, had a great time and am looking forward to going to Florida on the eleventh for two weeks. Woo hoo!

10 comments:

Virginia said...

Love those pics... the boys look so cute (as usual).

I do have to say- yowza, do I look enormous in that pic. Blech! I was going to ask you to do some maternity portraits of me soon, but now I'm having second thoughts - it may be too late for me to want to "memorialize" my fatty fatness! ;)

Rachel Garcia said...

you do take incredible pictures. .you've had a class or two right???

Marsha said...

That's outrageous, Kim! I get so disturbed with price gouging (spelling?). This past 4th of July I think it was, Missy and the kids were up and our church had a booth at a festival where we did really fun games for the kids. Next to it was a set of those bounce houses, etc. They had an all day ticket for all their stuff (about 4 or 5 things) for $12 for an all day ticket, or $5 for one item. I thought that was high! I did end up paying for Lana to jump on the one closest to our booth (right next to it) because she just wandered into it and decided to start jumping. Poor thing was naive enough to think that everything was free just like our booth! At least that money went to a good cause. It went to a missionary a local church supports.
Glad you had a good time with your folks. Did they bike up? Has he ever come up here? We get bikers by the thousands in a month, a lot of them are Christian associations.

Melissa said...

Good pictures, Kim. Your parents look like they were having fun. You look like your mom to me, but now I see where you got those killer locks of yours! Seeing your parents kick back and watch the boys playing made me think of my mom and dad watching Brandon. He doesn't leave my dad alone for two seconds either. But I really think dad wouldn't have it any other way!

Missy said...

Glad you had fun with Bill and Brenda. Glad you got to eat out alot. Glald you got some good pictures. Glad you are a good photographer. Glad it was nice weather. Glad you didn't give in to the ridiculous prices. Glad you are cheap. Glad you are my friend.

Do you see a key word here today?

michelle said...

man! your mom looks exactly the same! ...as 10 years ago.

Linda said...

Great pictures! So glad y'all had a wonderful time with your parents. I know it makes you want Thanksgiving to hurry up and get here! Quinn has a nice new haircut :)

Linda said...

Great pictures! So glad you had a wonderful weekend with your parents. I know it makes you want Thanksgiving to hurry up and get here! Quinn - nice haircut!

-C said...

http://jas.familyfun.go.com/recipefinder/display?id=50457&CMP=NL_Recipe ... this totally made me think of you ... you'll have to cut and paste. :)

care-in said...

How fun! X likes some burger with a fried egg on it at Red Robin. We've only been once, very pricy!