Sunday, July 25, 2010

Weekend Update.

First of all, thank you to everyone who responded to last Wednesday’s post! I think my friend appreciated it, although some of it may have been difficult to read. Again, thank you!

We had a long weekend this weekend, which started on Thursday afternoon. Before I get to that though, a few pictures from during the week!

This week was the National Baby Food Festival in Fremont, my hometown. When my girls got wind of this, they just had to go. I hate to say this, but if you’re ever in Michigan the 3rd week of July, the Baby Food Festival is not a must-see. In fact, a few years ago Reader’s Digest listed it as the “#1 summer festival to avoid.” There are some interesting things such as a baby crawl, baby food eating contest, and baby food cook off…but overall, it’s just a lot of fried food and carnies who haven’t had a shower all summer.

Oh, and if you’re reading this, and you’re wondering why in the whole wide world Fremont has a baby food festival, it’s because Fremont is the home of:


Ok, on with the pictures!

The girls painting on a giant mural which was in the parade on Saturday:



The girls on some of the carnival rides:



Shawn took the girls on the Gravitron, although Alivia had actually been on it 2 years ago at a county fair. We were a little worried about Lainey, but she did great. However, there was a fat boy who rode it at the same time, and promptly threw up everywhere after he got off!


In case you can’t remember what the Gravitron is, it looks like this from the outside:


It does look like more of an adult ride, but I assure you that my children met the height requirement!

On Thursday afternoon Shawn and the girls picked me up from work and we drove to Ohio. That evening there was a baby shower for Shawn’s cousin’s wife who is having twins in October. Sadly, I didn’t take any pictures at the baby shower. Then, on Friday we were going to go to the zoo but it was 95 degrees with a heat index of 110, so we decided against it. Instead, we went to the Imagination Station in Toledo. Before the Imagination Station, Shawn excitedly proclaimed that he had some place to take us to lunch. He said it was even famous!


Tony Packo’s! Guess what? I went, I ate, and I still have no idea why it was a big deal. There were autographed hot dog buns on the walls, and seriously, does it get any better than that? If you’re not picking up on my sarcasm, then you might as well just leave now.

Shawn of course got a hot dog which made me want to vomit:


and so did Lainey:


I opted for a chicken sandwich and Alivia got the mac n’cheese, which looked delicious, but she complained about it the whole time!


After our wonderful lunch, we headed to the Imagination Station. We all had a great time, and I would highly recommend it!


Lainey inside the hurricane simulator:


There was a pretend grocery store, and a pretend hospital, which was one of Alivia and Lainey’s favorite areas. Alivia was especially thrilled with the doll she found in the hospital which had a penis:


This is actually really funny to me because when I was in 3rd grade I went to my friend Trincie’s house and she had a doll with a penis. I was so excited that I told my Mom all about it when she came to pick me up. I think Trincie’s Mom was mortified! I’m glad Alivia shares my love of dolls with peckers!

Playing tug-of-war with Dad:



This was one of those no-gravity-tippy rooms:


On Saturday, Shawn and I went to a wedding, which was actually the whole purpose of this trip! We had originally planned on taking the girls with us, but when Shawn’s aunt offered to keep them for us, we took her up on it! They love staying with Shawn’s aunt and uncle…they picked sugar snap peas from the garden, did science experiments, had a water balloon fight, went to church, and then had Wendy’s for supper.

The wedding we went to was for one of Shawn’s best friends from college. It was in Hicksville (yes, Hicksville!), Ohio at a restored Opera House. The location was really cool, although I didn’t get a lot of pictures because I couldn’t figure out the best setting for my camera :(

Their children were the maid of honor and best man, they were so cute!


Ang walking down the aisle:


The end of the ceremony:


The reception was at Founder’s Hall at Sauder Village in Archbold. The decorations were so beautiful!


Shawn and I actually ended up sitting by ourselves, so I told him the cake in the center of table was all for me!


When they cut the cake, instead of feeding the cake to each other, they threw the first piece at the photographer!


You can also see the back of Ang’s dress in this picture, it was so gorgeous!!

Shawn and Ang:


I also got my picture taken with Shawn and Ang, but I decided I looked morbidly obese in that picture, so here I am sitting down:


Ang told us when we left we should take the cake on our table. She really had to twist our arm, because I hate chocolate cake…


I wasn’t really going to take a bite, but who can ride a half hour holding a chocolate cake on their lap without taking a bite?


Not me!!


Charbelle said...

Your girls are just beautiful!!! What a busy fun weekend!! Her wedding dress was absolutely stunning!! What a beautiful wedding!!! That chocolate cake, oh I'm in lust!!!

Sazzle said...

I love anything with a penis!!!

And, I would eat that entire cake in one sitting, I'm sure.

melissa said...

Your girls are too cute! Looks like they had a great time. Such a pretty wedding dress & the cake looked tasty.

Also, I've been thinking about your friend. Hope things work out for her and her husband.

Christa said...

Sounds like y'all had a busy weekend! Your girls are too cute! The wedding looked beautiful...That chocolate cake looks delish!

Melissa said...

Wow! You were busy! Your daughters are so pretty! Seriously... they are just so lovely... and the doll with the penis? Definitely cool!

Ange said...

Sounds like you had a great time.

When Jason and I cut our cake we opted out of smashing it in each others faces and attacked the kids instead. It was fun, even if our photographer bitched at us for not warning her first.

Erin said...

busy weekend / week. Her dress is stunning. Super pretty and I think the cake looks yummy and I don't think you could look obese!

Sara said...

A few comments:
Love her dress - gorgeous!

Your girls are adorable :)

Never been to a wedding where there was cake everywhere. Interesting...

No way you could look morbidly obese. Seriously.

Looks like fun!

ty said...

Haha, geez, I had a superfatty moment like that earlier too. And admittedly, I think I'd like to go to the baby food fest. But I have a weakness for carnies and their smelly ways.

Amanda M. said...

Your girls are TOO cute. And that bride's dress and jacket were seriously GORGEOUS.

Lil' Woman said...

What fun!
I've never seen a doll with a penis before, where the hell have I been.

And girl there is no part of you that would ever be considered obese.

blueviolet said...

That cake with the teeth marks cracks me up, and there is no way I could resist that either. Actually there is...what with anorexic tendencies and all.

The back of her wedding dress is gorgeous!

And that Imagination Station sounds like a blast!

Cara Smith said...

Wow, that was a super busy weekend.

I am certain you could never be obese...but I would be after a ride home with a cake in my lap.

MommyLovesStilettos said...

"I’m glad Alivia shares my love of dolls with peckers!"

LMAO! I LOL'd at that one!

The bride's dress is GORGEOUS!!! Looks like you had a great weekend :)

Jen said...

Ugh...did Shawn really eat that entire hot dog, with all that "crap" on it? Yuck, I think I woulda puked too.

Love the dress you wore to the wedding and the chocolate cake...Yummy!!!

Meghan said...

This post is too cute for words. I am totally loving the Baby Fest (I used to eat baby cereal when I was in high school, I loved it so much) and penis dolls. I think I would have flipped if my doll had a penis growing up.

The wedding looks like a total blast - love that you and your adorable family had such a great time - AND so much cake:)

Yankee Girl said...

Morbidly obese? I don't believe you. Nope.

That was quite the weekend you had!

And is that a nose piercing? It's way too cute!

Tracie said...

Look at that post full of pretty people! Your friend's dress is just gorgeous!

Tracie said...

Look at that post full of pretty people! Your friend's dress is just gorgeous!

Kelly said...

if you look morbidly obese then call jillian micheals cus I need to be on the biggest loser STAT!

i thought those penis dolls were only at hospitals...I think your friend Trincie has some explaining to do - (and what kind of mother names her daughter that would buy her baby a doll with a "pecker" -the NERVE!

Heather said...
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Heather said...

You look beautiful!! Sounds like a very fun and busy weekend. And the dolly with the penis... HA HA HA!!! Who knew!!!???

Hillary said...

Missed you this weekend, but looks like you had a great time!!!

Both the anti-gravity room and Shawn's hotdog kind of made me ill to look at.

You said we were going to get to see your dress, we didn't really get to see it!

Llama said...

ohhhhh noooo no more gravitron for me! the last time I went on that I was dizzy for an hour! on to the penis dolls! i have to say i heart you even more now that i know you loved them when you were little too! ill never forget seeing my first penis doll when i was little and begging my mom for one. it was the "thing" to have! hahahah! my baby boy also had a umbilical cord that "didnt fall off yet" it was totally awesome! haha!

Sara said...

What a fun (and busy) weekend! Love all the pictures in this post! Especially the penis doll picture! That cracks me up! I also can't believe there's a real place called Hicksville - my hometown should consider renaming itself that.

By the way, the hot dogs look disgusting, but the chocolate cake looks amazing! I'm drooling at my desk!

MrsDixon said...

Looks like such a fun time! Loving the cake...looks amazing! And, loving your daughters face with the black baby penis! Too funny!!!

Erin said...

you had me at penis. esp. since my girls keep asking when they're going to grow theirs. LMAO!

looks like you were busy but had fun!!!

and twins in the family soon--woo to the hooo!

Michelle said...

Looks like you had a great weekend! Oh...I don't think there is any possible way you could look morbidly obese.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

You don't have an obese bone in your body! But I would after I ate that cake on the way home! The penis baby is too funny, but isn't it a little small for a black baby? :) Shawn's hotdog looked yuck, but the other one looked yummy!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Oh & I love her dress!

Jessica said...

I'm so glad that you took a bite of that cake...I was about to break my computer screen trying to. Knowing that *someone* enjoyed it at least makes me feel better.

Off to study the doll with a penis...that is just SO ODD!

The Random Blogette said...

Yay Toledo! And I, of course, know where Hicksville is too. I was first introduced to it by some guys that I went to BGSU with. I totally thought that they were joking about where they were from until they showed me their licenses.

Also, I have never seen a doll with a penis. I think that my daughter would die laughing if she got one of those as a gift.