We LOVE having guests and in the fall we get lots!  My grandparents called one day and said they would like to come the next day to take us out for lunch and to gives us a bunch of meat from their overflow.  YES PLEASE!  We hadn't seen them in what seemed like a long time (just a couple of months really) so we were all excited to catch up.  My kiddos know that when they come we always go to El Charro for mexican.  The extra lucky part about their impromptu lunch date was that Ellen, my sister, happened to be coming to town to spend some time with us while she was on fall break.  So we all got to spend some quality time together.  I love living nearby my grandparents, I can't say enough how blessed I am to have them in my life.
My Grandma always brings a baggie of pennies and after lunch they all go feed the fish some money.  It is a highlight for my kiddos (and I think my grandparents too).  She seriously brings like 50 pennies - so sweet!  After lunch they always head back to Cedar Rapids!

Ellen stuck around for a few days to play with us!
So the next morning we bundled up (right Ellen?) and headed out to the orchard.  We had a lot of fun feeding the coats, jumping on the jumping pillow, sliding down the slide, riding the hay ride, playing in the corn pool and eating yummy snacks (thanks to Auntie Ellen!).

After we tuckered the kiddos out we had a car picnic on the way home and I picked up our babysitter so we could have some sister time.  We went and got our nails done (my first time getting a gel manicure), got coffee (avoided the bees ;), and visited a few local boutiques before heading back to the troops.

We all decided Auntie Ellen needs to visit more often.  We have a guest room so there are no excuses we make people sleep in the basement now!