Lazy 5 and a Wedding

A couple of weekends ago, we headed up to North Carolina for Nathan’s cousin’s wedding, and to get in some QT with family.  EC, Macy and Makayla all can’t seem to get enough of each other, it’s too bad they don’t get a chance to hang out more often.  We had a packed weekend, especially on Saturday.  The girls had another sleepover, which made for an early morning on Saturday.  We packed them all up and headed out to Lazy 5 Ranch, a game ranch about 30 minutes away. 

All of the girls (and the adults) thought this place was pretty cool.  There were all kinds of animals, some you could pet, some you could feed, and some that were just to look at (think rhinos and water buffalo)! 

pam, m, ec with cows

All of us crammed into one car and let the girls have the run of the back with the tailgate open.  We had three buckets of feed so it was a contest on what could hold the attention of the kids longer – watching animals or throwing the feed.   Most of the animals aren’t shy when it comes to getting handouts and would stick their noses right down into the car.  As scary as it was for us, none of the girls seemed to mind!

ec back  feeding zebra makayla bucket

After dumping the entire bucket of food out of the back delicately feeding the animals, Makayla decided the bucket made a great hat.  Her hair sure smelled wonderful after that.

giraffe steer    


3 munchkins in the backWe headed home and got in some quick naps before it was time to get ready and head out again, this time to the girls’ first wedding.  We all sat in the back and held our breaths the entire time, wondering if the girls would behave.  Aunt Mandy came prepared with snacks, books, and toys, and Papaw drew some pretty funny animals for the girls to identify.  Other than Emmy Cate yelling “yay” after each song and wanting to climb over the pew 100 times, the girls did great and made it almost through the entire service.


The reception was at Statesville Country Club where all 3 girls enjoyed lots of attention from extended family and breaking it down on the dance floor.  I’m not sure M&M were having much of the dancing, but EC managed to squeeze in a minute with the new bride.

ec dancing

         ec weddingL and EC wedding

After a quick lunch on Sunday for Mamaw’s birthday, we headed back to Atlanta, where EC actually SLEPT IN THE CAR for 2 hours.  SHUT UP, it must have been a full moon because this girl NEVER sleeps anywhere but her crib.  I guess we can look forward to that happening again sometime in the summer of ‘12.


Grandma (Pam) said...

Great pics of some beautiful little GRANDDAUGHTERS and mommies and daddies. It was a terrific week-end. Loved every minute of it.

Erin said...

Thanks for posting these pictures! I had such fun dancing with all the girls.

Thank you guys for coming to the wedding! We wish we could have spent more time with you, but I know it was way past EC's bedtime.