We got into town Thursday late afternoon. The hotel was nice, except there wasn't a pool...bummer! Chris had to head out pretty much right when we got there so, Gma Rana, the boys and I got all settled into our room and then we went to get some dinner at a restaurant by our hotel.
|Vann coloring his menu|
|Chayce drinking his smoothie|
|Vann enjoying his smoothie|
Friday morning we went to this fun Crayola center. It was full of all kinds of activities for the kids. Kind of like a mini children's museum. Best of all...it was free!! To get there we drove to the train station and then walked through a bunch of above ground tunnels and got to see some fun things along the way.
|Gma Rana and the boys watching the train go by underneath us...they thought this was pretty cool!|
|Kind of a cool pic...|
|The boys checking out a big model train|
|This is what they did pretty much the whole walk to the Crayola center...ran down the halls and tunnels in front of us|
The boys really liked the Crayola center. They didn't do many of the crafts they had, instead they ran from room to room checking everything out.
|Jamming out in the music room|
|Coloring his picture that got cut into a puzzle|
|Chayce's puzzle picture...he obviously wasn't too thrilled with this project...I love the pouty lips though!|
|Back in the music room...Vann peeking out the window...cute boy!|
Next door to the Crayola center was a tour of everything Hallmark. How it got started, how they make the cards and they also had a machine that makes bows...you know those cute itty bitty ones...the machine made those. And it was enclosed by clear plexiglass so, you could see how the machine was doing it. Chayce loved the bow maker and stood there pressing the button till he had like 6 in his hands.
|Staring at the lady who's getting her bow made...he also succeeded in getting other people's bows just from watching them with sheer cuteness|
The next bunch of pictures is from the reception on Friday night. The place they had it at was pretty neat. It opened up to the outside which was something I'd never seen before. I was a bit nervous that the boys would try to escape down the street, but we set some boundaries and they did great! They did have security guards at the entrance so, if a little one were to wander away they would notice. But I was pleasantly surprised at how well all the kiddos behaved. Everyone got along, they all played nicely, did a ton of running around and dancing, it was good.
|Chris, the best man, and Erin, the maid of honor|
|The bride and groom...Hannah and Aaron|
|They had a candy bar set up...this was a big hit with all the kids. Vann's crunching on some rock candy.|
|Vann did the dollar dance with Hannah....so cute!|
|A bunch of other kiddos joined in during his dance|
|They brought out a ton of glowsticks when it got dark...here's Chayce checking out one of his|
|Dancing with his glowsticks...cuteness!|
|The Riley boys raiding the glow sticks again.|
|The boys crashed at about 10pm...with glowsticks in hand...adorable!|
Saturday night we went out to eat at Joe's Crab Shack. Not my most favorite place to eat, but Chris loves it so, that's where we went. Our first choice was Oklahoma Joe's for some BBQ, but the line was crazy long so, that was out. Dad and Gma Rana split a bucket of crab legs and Vann loved trying them!
|Eating some of Dad's clam chowder|
|Another pic of the boys sleeping...this was Saturday night...they were all over the place this night. I love how Vann is using Chayce as a pillow! (Don't worry, Vann's pants aren't too short, they're just pushed up from all of his squirmyness.)|
Overall it was a great trip! Got to do some fun stuff with the boys. Got to go out with Chris a couple of nights without the boys...thanks Gma Rana!! Got to see Chris's family and good friends. Good times, good times!
How was your weekend??