Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Birthday Celebrations

This past week was fall break and I was so happy to spend it with my parents.  They drove up from Arizona and got here last Thursday.  We had a lot of fun and did a lot of things in those 4 days they were here.  Luckily it was my mom's birthday.  I haven't gotten to spend a birthday with her since... who even knows when!

So here she is!  Happy birthday mom!  Don't you love the cheesy blow up birthday cake.  I do.

We went to see Where the Wild things are for her birthday and while we were waiting we stopped in the arcade.  She played Deal or No Deal and won 503 tickets!  She had actually chosen the case with 1,000 tickets but opted for the banker's option just in case at the last second.  She would have won!

Here she is as she is gathering her winnings!  I'll tell you every kid in the place wanted to be her best friend to cash in on some of those tickets.  I'm surprised we didn't get jumped.

Mason and I playing in the fountain.

Another day we went for a hike up to Battlecreek Falls.  It was so pretty up there with all the changing leaves.

The classic timer pose.

Ryan and I at the top - me holding our subway lunch.

My parents at the top.  I'm so proud that they made it!  It was a little steeper than I remember it being... but they made it none the less!  It was worth it.

I love this picture of them.  I think it's one of the best I've got of the two of them.  I love it when they come but hate it when they leave.  I just wish there wasn't a 12 hour drive in between us.  Thanks for coming guys!


xantogal said...

So fun!! I loved seeing your mom again :)
smizingi: the name I use when I do magic tricks... I am the Great Smizingi

Britta Mosman said...

sounds like a great fall break!! and I do love that blow up b-day cake! Where did you get it? I might just have to get one:)

Stephanie Saunders said...

Awww, I love your mom! She's the best! Tell her happy birthday for me!