Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Block Leave Adventures

The time we had together on block leave was simply put, FANTASTIC. I couldn't think of anything more that we could have managed to cram into such a  brief time together to ourselves. Who ever came up with the idea that two weeks was enough?? We went to Topeka zoo, Oktoberfest, the playground what seems like a billion times, fishing, bowling,the nature center, had a movie night, and a pumpkin patch. I was going to detail each trip but that'd take a lot of time. A run down of it all is Tristan loved playing with Daddy, Brianna loved convincing her Daddy that she has to be held or snuggled in order to sleep. Tristan loved only about three things from the zoo trip... the train,playing peek a boo with a baby oragatanun, and the zoo playground. Oktoberfest would have been a complete bust had it not been for all the kiddie rides in which Tristan rode multiple times. He even received a compliment from a ride conductor that he was the most well mannered, smart, and mature two year old he's ever seen. Fishing was fun for Daddy, while the rest of us pretty much just provided support. Daddy thought it'd be fun at the nature center to rock Tristan on those bouncy rides on a playground and instead flung him to the ground. At the Pumpkin patch Tristan insisted on carrying aka dropping his pumpkins, thought every one he saw was his. He also wanted to feed the animals but didn't want them to touch his hands so we had quite a dilemma . Brianna was a poop for the last bit of the Pumpkin patch but all in all after all the places we've been she was a good sport almost every where we went. When we went bolwing I apparently was wrong that I was good in High School. Tristan and Jesse raked me over the coals for two games. If we had put in bumpers Tristan and Jesse would have probably beat me even worse. We had a lot of fun on movie night, even though Brianna didn't cooperate. Tristan tried Sprite for the first time and ever since has insisted on getting more of it. I also discovered that they make Charleston Chew minis ...AMAZING, I think I'm in love.

Tristan found this ring and insisted on putting it on Mommy

This Little Guy and Tristan were like two peas in a pod

They had a HUGE park across from the Zoo with a Train

Tristan sat like this for nearly 30 minutes, and his expression stayed the same while he looked at EVERYTHING!

Perfectly folded, and I didn't even tell him to:)

Such a Trooper, she was happy like this in her Stroller all Afternoon at the Zoo

One of the many attractions at Grant Park in Topeka was a rose garden, with over 16,000 different roses!

She kept me Company while we waited for Dad and Brother at the Carousel
Found him like this after his morning Trip to the park...on the couch, only a few hours after waking up!

Tristan took full advantage of finally having Daddy around for Bed time stories

He told me he was calling Grandma

When Jesse first was on leave Tristan would sneak out of his bed after bedtime and into Jesse's spot, just in case Daddy decided he wasn't going to stay haha!

I tried to channel my inner child by going down on my stomach and my fat ass got stuck at the end

Tristan went down after me and gave me a good shove off the slide:)

Even though it was kind of cold , he insisted your suppose to lay in the sand, or as he called it the beach

Love this because it looks like Tristan is already starting PT

One of the many times she convinced Dad he was the only way for her to get some sleep

Park Bench Bum:)

He is such a good big brother , he was so careful and had so much fun taking her down the slide with him

Yet another nap for Dad and Brianna, she has him hypnotized, and I secretly think he uses her as an excuse to nap himself

Jesse found this little guy hiding on the tall slide at the playground

He's got such good balance

He got a fat lip and wouldn't take ice, so I gave him a popsicle ...looks like Dad isn't the only sucker in the family:)

haha this is the ride Jesse tried to bounce Tristan on and instead launched him straight into the ground. I love giving him a hard time about it because he felt soooo horrible about it.

First ride of the little Kiddie Motorcycles at "Oktoberfest"

He was the only kid who actually thought he was driving the boat, he was very focused

Our little eager beaver didn't take long to figure out how the ticket thing worked

He rode this little roller coaster twice and each time followed directions and held on the entire time:)

Watching Mom and Tristan on the Ferris wheel

Tristan went down this slide once with Daddy and once with me, this slides scare me to death so I can say I conquered a fear at "Oktoberfest"

LoL I wish I could have got a good shot of Jesse and Tristan actually on the ride, Jesse was on the verge of barfing the entire time and Tristan was so focused I couldn't tell if he was going to throw up, cry , focused or all three! It was soooo funny to watch!!

They had a fire engine with the Ft. Riley Fire Department. Being on an Army base Tristan doesn't really care much for none Army stuff, on the engine the only thing he found interesting about it was a piece of candy he found while he was up there!

Enough Crap for an Army, I swear we probably put 2 extra pant sizes on Mommy! Those Charleston Chew minis though are probably my new favorite candy, only trumping.....Charleston Chew Orginal Candy Bars haha!

Our Movie night layout, the boys rough housed in the pillows A LOT!!

Proof I wasn't lying when I said Brianna was a POOP for movie night, but upside is we could press pause, no one else was affected and the night went on without any money wasted!

Tristan Ready for the Movie, the whole gang is here.
Could our footwear be any Sexier??

Our Family Balls....hahaha

Didn't take long in a game for me to start to get my butt kicked!

She was perfectly content as long as she could see us bowl, and no one stopped her from blowing her bubbles!

Loved the little baby calves at the petting zoo at the Pumpkin patch.

This picture might trick you into thinking he fed the animals. False. However, he did everything but because he refused to let the animals eat off his hands.

This was the good part. He loved getting into the tractor, sitting in the Tractor seat. After realizing how high up he was by himself...he was a little less enthused.

Daddy home also means I finally get to be on the other side of the lens once and a while.

Telling everyone about the Tractor stamp on his hand while we were on the hay ride.

Picking up pumpkins

Every pumpkin was his pumpkin. He'd pick it up carry it , see another one, drop his and pick up another.

Very protective of his pumpkin.

Everyone's Pumpkin except Brianna's.

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