Today we went on a playdate with MOPS to Vollmer Farms. Nana tagged along to help keep up with the boys. It was very cold but we still had fun. First we went on a hayride, then we learned about various NC crops like cotton, tobacco, soy beans, corn, and of course pumpkins.
Peyton on the Big Boy John Deere Tricycle Isn't this an awesome picture of them? Pickin Pumkins
This is us hanging out in the "Corn Crib." It's my personal favorite thing at Vollmer. We came home loaded with corn in our socks & pants! Yummy Corn...Peyton couldn't resist trying some!
Over the weekend I cleaned the house - well some of it anyways and so I decided to get out today. Kent found my boots in my newly organized closet and just had to wear them. I had to draw the line at him wearing them to school though. I took Kent to school and bundled Peyton up in a soft hoodie and we parked at Home Depot in Knightdale and walked to the new TJ Max and then walked back. The exercise and fresh air was good for us both. Then Jeff and I made steak & shrimp kabobs...aren't they gorgorous?
Kent had his girlfriends - yes you read that right there were 3 of them - afterschool today and they had a blast. First they shared a nutritous lunch from MickeyD's, then they played, watched Wubbzy while sharing popcorn and played outside. After they left Kent said, they're coming back tomorrow right? LOL!
Here are some cute pictures of Peyton in my favorite winter outfit so far this year.
Today we went to the Railroad Museum in Spencer, NC to meet Thomas the Train & Bob the Builder. It was a wonderful family event and MaMaw & Papaw went with us. We got to ride on Thomas and see Bob in action. There was lots of things to look at but it was a little crowded so we're planning on taking another day trip sometime in the future to check out the museum.
Meet Thomas the Tank Engine Here is Kent and Mamaw boarding Thomas Waiting for Thomas to "Go Train Go"
Meet Bob the Builder
This is an awesome replica of Thomas made out of Legos. Kent is the conductor and telling everyone: "All Aboard!"
Kent and Mommy on the Red Caboose
This is part of the museum that we were able to explore. It contained old automobiles, airplanes and other antique transportation vehicles. Kent is doing what all children do at some point and that is standing behind the rope that nobody is supposed to cross. He is standing in front of a Highway Patrol motorcycle and car. Kent the airplane pilot - scary isn't it?
Kent going down the slide on the Thomas Bounce House
The only picture I was able to get of both boys together all day.
And last but certainly not least, Sir Topham Hat. We didn't get to meet him but I was able to catch a shot of him from the sidelines.
Since the boys were in such good spirits, we left Spencer and headed to Concord to check out the mall. It is incredible. We shopped and picked up a few things and then we ate at Macado's where Jeff's cousin-in-law, Jeremy (I guess that's right) works at and had a great dinner. We left threw the Bass Pro Shop and saw the biggest catfish I have ever seen. Below are pictures from inside Macado's & outside the Bass Pro Shop. Tree in Macado's - The Lion from the Wizard of Oz is hanging from it. Dinosaur coming out of the wall at Macado's Kent posing outside the Bass Pro Shop before we head home Now Kent is a race car driver...it must be fun to have so many exciting careers at the age of 3! Peyton is ready to head home to his bed.