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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Rock Ranch - Photo Extravaganza!

You were warned in the title, there are a lot of photos in this post.  We made our 2nd annual visit to The Rock Ranch with the Ruplins!  What an awesome day it was!  We packed our lunch and dinner, double strollers, blankets, pajamas and pillows and took off for the day!  We rented a campfire so we had a place to relax and re-group throughout the day, then come back and cook hotdogs and roast marshmallows for dinner.  The weather was wonderful, all the kids were a pleasure to be around (for the most part), and everyone really had a great time.  We had so much fun, that we all had "out-in-the-sun-all-day-chasing-children-hangovers" on Sunday!

 Walker wasn't too find of the rides at first.  This photo was snapped just seconds before the lawnmower pulling the "cow train" spun out in the dirt and filled the air with dirt.  Walker proceeded to start screaming and trying to bail out of the train car.  Needless to say, he did not ride the cow train!

 self-portrait for Daddy and Marlee

 Take Marlee's word for it,  Angie's kettle corn is the BOMB!  We get ours at Costco (the bag is always a different color).  It's one of those snacks that you should not eat alone, because if you're like me, you'll eat the entire bag by yourself!
 rest time!  I so wish I could have crawled in there with her!
 Marlee's first horse-back ride.  She rode twice and seemed to really enjoy it!

 I can't take credit for these baby blues, but i sure am in love with them!

 Once the wind died-down and the sun started to set, they brought out the hot air balloons.  The kids were THRILLED!  I was too:)

 The kiss of enthusiasm and excitement!
 sweet brothers!
more joy and excitement!

 that's our campfire in the background.  Beautiful place, huh?

 The Bowen family was at The Rock Ranch too.  Walker just ADORES Canaan.  When they arrived, Walker was jumping all around saying, "come wook mama, I found Canaan, come wook and see"
Once the sun set, they did a hot air balloon glow.  It was absolutely amazing.  The photos really don't do it justice but here's a glimpse if you've never seen it.    

Hopefully we will get the opportunity to go back next year!  It's well worth the drive!   

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