On Tuesday, we were able to go to Tracy Aviary on our pass of all passes. It was an amazing fall morning and we saw lots of birds including the owl hollow, fed ducks, fed swans, fed pelicans, and finally fed the sun conures. It was a lot of fun. I made it through fairly well with only needing to sit down a couple times and since it is fall break for Evan, we were able to go because he could help me with the kids.
If you ever go, feed the sun conures. One of the rules is that you have to stay still because the birds will land on the ground and you don't want to step on them. It was hard for Aiden to stay still and when the birds would fly towards him he would get squirrely. So I held his arms and he had a ton of birds. Kyle was a perfect statue, but the staff still had to bring birds to him, and after a few minutes, Kyle got scared and wanted to be done. Overall though, it was my favorite outing of the week.
On Wednesday, I took the boys to Gardner Village, which is a quaint little shopping village made out of old polygamist houses and historic houses right around the corner from our new apartment. September and October is a big time of year for them and they go all out on witch decorations. For the past several years, since Aiden and Addison were born, my sister and I have taken our kids there in their costumes for some awesome photo ops.
Unfortunately, it was a hard day for my breathing, I couldn't stay long. We got some pictures together---but I am too lazy to try to get them on here. You can see Addison in the corner on the last picture. If you could see Claire (who does not like to smile for pictures), she is the cutest little one year old watermelon around!!!
On Saturday night, we made the annual pilgrimage to Cornbelly's at Thanksgiving Point. Last year, we did more of an afternoon adventure--this year with the boys in love with Halloween and Aiden loving to be scared---I wanted to go in the evening/night.
It was fun. We did the hay ride, see all of us above. We did lots of cutout pictures, we did some activities, and we tromped through the corn maze under the full moon. By the end of a few hours, my body began to protest loudly, Aiden was melting down, but Kyle was still unsatisfied. Next year, I'd like to do our favorites and try to get in more activities (They have so many there). I think we need an afternoon & an evening & a night to get it all done. But it was not disappointing in the least. They got free baby punkin's on the way out and Aiden even slept with his once home.
It was such a nice fall week. It is my favorite week of the year. It was the first we have been able to get out and do some seasonal activities. It was such a good week, and lived up to adding to why I love this time of year so much!