Schools Out!

This year for Fall Break we stayed in town. We usually go to Disneyland and boy it sure was hard to resist taking our traditional trip. But, I’m trying ‘really’ hard to cut down on my Disney! 😛

Alayna had never been bowling so we decided to take her for her first time! It was so cute! 😀

(I also must apologize for the poor quality of these pics. I was using a tiny point and shoot camera.)

This was the best ‘group shot’ I was able to get. For some reason they never cooperate all at the same time..LOL!

The boys were so sweet with Alyana giving her tips and coaching her on her first time out.

As you can see her ‘technique’ was more of a squat and push method! Hahahaha! 😛

The boys were so proud of her and couldn’t believe a ball could roll sooooo slow and still make it to the end of the alley!

Alayna was so thrilled when it actually hit most of the pins!! 😀 We all cheered and clapped. It was a great afternoon!


….of our 1st adventure anyway….;P

Friday was the opening day of the Arizona State Fair. We hadn’t gone as a family in probably 7-8 years. Admission was $1 per person and Alayna was free so we decided to take advantage of the bargain!

We weren’t sure where to start first so we wandered around and we stumbled upon Spongebob Square Pants taking pictures with visitors.

Now..let me just say I am NOT a fan of Spongebob and I don’t even let my kids watch that cartoon because it’s so obnoxious and dumb. But, Alayna spotted him and BEGGED to meet him (still unsure how she knows of so I caved and we got our pic taken with the yellow guy.

Her expression pretty much sums up my feelings about him..hahaha!

Next we were off to get in some action! We loaded up on tickets and headed to the bumper cars. My kids mean business when they get in those things. Alayna and I took a pretty good beating! LOL!

After all the whip lash, us girls wanted something a little more gentle so we headed over to the carousel.

I promise she really did want to ride it!! Hahahaha! The horse was really high and I had to hoist her up there and it scared the pants off of her. She was trying her very hardest to smile for Daddy but she was still pretty shaken up!

The animals are always a hit with the kids. They had a petting zoo thing and the kids spent about 30 min. petting goats, pigs, llamas, ducks and a kangaroo! We looked around a the animal buildings for a long time. Then we saw this milk truck and I thought it would be cute to stick my kids in front of it and snap their pic! 😛

The novelty of the animals wore off and we wanted more action. So of course we rode the huge slide. It’s a classic fair ride!

Then we stumbled upon an animatronic dino. The boys were enthralled Alayna was terrified! LOL!

We rode tons of rides and played a bunch of games. We came home with quite the stash of stuffed animals that’s for sure!! 😀

Handsome guy…. I love that man! 😀
(Please ignore stranger who ruined my shot…lol!)

I saved the best for last…we rode on the Ferris Wheel which was my favorite since we all got to ride together in the same car at the same time. I love to watch my kids eyes light up when they experience something! 🙂 The view was great and I have to admit I still get a little case of the butterflies myself on that ride. 😛

We had a fun Fall Break. No it wasn’t Disneyland, but it still was great to hang out together! 😀


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