All of Gainesville shuts down for UF's homecoming so Austin didn't have school that Friday. The school's homecoming parade was that afternoon and I decided to turn into a play date and embrace the fact that we live in Gator Country and we need to celebrate too.
We car pooled with some friends and got there early to find a shady spot and enjoy a snow cone. The parade was really fun for the first hour. My boys loved all the sounds, trucks, and waving they got to do. However, it started to get really hot and we were all done and the parade was getting really slow. So we ditched out and went home for afternoon naps, I felt like we gave it a good shot.
Gary and I attended the football game the next day and we got soaked. I tried to be a good sport about it but after the 3rd quarter of getting rained on I was done and wanted something yummy to eat and to be dry.
The whole next week consisted of going to the gym, school, and sleeping (repeat). We pretty much do the same thing everyday to stay busy. We also went to the library one day and the splash pad another day. We also go to go swimming!!! in OCTOBER! I could have never said that in Iowa.
Saturday Austin had T-ball. He loves it. He has a huge smile on his face for the whole hour. The whole hour is comical to the parents because the kids are uncoordinated and have no clue what they are doing so we all have a good time. Even Lennox is a good sport about it and will walk around and watch. After T-ball we went to Coon Hollo. It is a pumpkin patch, kinda. It doesn't grow pumpkins but has all the other stuff pumpkin patches have. The boys loved it all. Lennox's favorite part was the tractor rides. Austin's favorite part was the slide. Gary and I even split up so the boys could do their favorite thing over and over again. They had a swing thing, pony rides, feed the cows, and pig races. It was a fun Saturday with our little family that we hadn't had since September with Daddy working. I will say Iowa knows how to do fall and pumpkin patches a lot better then Florida and we were all missing it that day.