May all dads enjoy a happy Father’s Day! I hope you can get some R&R, and fun with family and/or friends.
One is never too old to enjoy some holiday fun of building and decorating gingerbread houses, which is what my son and I did today. WalMart now offers a large variety of gingerbread houses and cookies to decorate. Just in the past couple of years, the many choices of gingerbread houses have exploded onto the scene.
This year, I bought Disney and Hello Kitty-themed gingerbread houses at WalMart, made by Brand Castle at BrandCastle.com in Bedford Heights, Ohio. They were a little more pricey than the usual style, but for $3 more each, it was worth it. The cookies not only came with frosting and candies, but also cardboard and plastic platforms. The cookies were extremely well-packaged, and none of them were broken upon opening the boxes.
While we never create and/or decorate gingerbread houses that look nearly as nice as what the pictures on the boxes show, we always have fun. And, another great thing about building and decorating gingerbread houses is that they can also be eaten – yet an additional way to enjoy our work! Happy holidays!
What a beautiful evening it was on October 30 for the Trunk and Treat event at the Snellville, Georgia First Baptist Church to celebrate Halloween!
The multitude of people giving out candy and kids receiving it made for an enjoyable event for the many who came to the event.
I dare say this was probably the most fun my son has ever had trick or treating for Halloween. Thank you to everyone for making this such an outstanding event! 🙂
This month, my son and I had fun at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Each year, the railroad has the Charlie Brown Pumpkin Patch, and we have attended it many times.
This will probably be my son’s last year going to the pumpkin patch. This is a great family event, and we have had a wonderful experience throughout the years!
Note: The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is headquartered in Bryson City, North Carolina.
Last weekend, my son and I took the opportunity to visit and enjoy the Gwinnett County Fair in Lawrenceville, Georgia. We do our best to visit the Fair each year, doing so many of the fun things that fairs have to offer. Last Friday evening was perfect for riding several rides, including the swings, Ferris wheel, coaster cars, and walking through the fun houses and 4-H small animal building.
Last year, my son and I volunteered with the 4-H small animal building and had a great experience, but we missed out on doing so this year. We also enjoyed eating pizza, snow cones, and cotton candy; playing some of the many games; and winning a gold fish at the ping pong ball toss.
In all, it was another experience of great fun at the Gwinnett County Fair, and we were happy to come away exhilarated and refreshed!
Recently, my son and I enjoyed some winter fun! It was a welcome change to get away from the regular routine, even for one day. We enjoyed a discounted group rate by snowboarding in North Carolina, and camped overnight in the Georgia mountains.
As a veteran and experienced skier, I was surprised to find that snowboarding was not as easy as I thought it would be. You don’t know unless you try, of course, but I think I’ll stick with skiing.
This was the first time in nine years that I had hit the slopes, and my son’s very first time. It was a great experience, and I hope we can go again…sometime sooner than nine years from now.