This year we looked forward to our new found tradition of visiting Young's Dairy. Knowing what to expect and how to plan made it even more enjoyable than the previous year. We got there early, so that we could eat lunch and get the most out of the day before babies got tired or grouchy. One of Chad's fellow ortho residents was there with his blond little toddler. His wife had to work, and he was flying solo. I think he watched Chad and I as we portioned out plates from a large "community plate" dished at the buffet line, took turns making several return trips for more food, napkins or drinks, and rolled sleeves, and wiped hands and mouths, he thought we were nuts. We recognize that according to the standards of some, our family of six, with four kids five and under, is crazy. We love it!
This year we tried our hands at mini golf. We quickly learned a few things. First, I was awesome, and Chad struggled. Second, our kids are still too little to worry about trying to follow rules or keep score. Third, it takes a long time for kiddos determined to get the ball in the hole themselves.