Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Our Weekend - The One with Rock Ranch

Happy Tuesday, y’all!  I’ve finally gotten my act together and I’m here with a weekend post today. 

We kicked off Friday with dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant.  After a super busy week and a never-ending battle with allergies and asthma, I was finally feeling a little better so a margarita was in order.  And cheese dip was in order for Olivia… I even caught her scooping hers up with a spoon and eating it like soup.  LOL.  #MyHero

For the first Friday evening in a while we had nothing planned so after dinner we went straight back home, snuggled up on the couch with a little treat, and had our very first viewing of Hocus Pocus as a family.  It has been one of my favorite movies since I was eleven years old so I have been waiting FOR-EH-VURRRR to share it with our babies, and we decided that this weekend was finally the weekend!  The kids LOVED it and B liked it, too… he had never seen it up until this point.  I know.  But anyway, I was pleasantly surprised that Olivia wasn’t scared during any part of it.  She’s afraid of pretty much everything so that is the reason we waited so long to see it in the first place.

Saturday, Jacob had a soccer game at noon and they ended up losing 8-5.  Womp womp.  After soccer was over, we headed home and parked it on the couch for the rest of the day to watch football.  Brian’s dad came over to watch the Georgia vs. LSU game, and sadly, we got our first loss of the season. 

The weather has finally cooled off some here, so I had a big pot of White Chicken Chili simmering on the stove all afternoon, and we all enjoyed that during the game as well.  It was nice to have something tasty and comforting since we had to watch our beloved team take a beating.  #ItWasBad

Sunday we were up before the crack of dawn to be at 8 AM mass, and then after mass we headed home to pack lunches and head out to The Rock Ranch with friends!  The Rock Ranch is a place in The Rock, GA that was started by the founder of Chick-Fil-A.  They have so much fun stuff to do there for families, and we especially love it in the fall.  We met up with three of my girlfriends and their husbands and kids and we started the day tailgating and eating lunch together in the parking lot before the ranch opened for the day at 1 PM.

We headed into the ranch promptly at one, got our wristbands, and then went to play!  The kids played on the tire swings, checked out some bones, went to the petting zoo to see the calves, donkeys, and pigs, and then we all lounged in the swings for a bit.

This year there was a new field of sunflowers and wildflowers that weren’t there last year so we snapped a few family pictures before moving on to the underground tunnel slide.  The kids loved sliding down the slide on potato sacks. 

After spending all of that time in the sun we were all ready for a little cool-down, so we headed over to the corn bin next.  I think the kids must have played in there for 30 minutes and we had to drag each and every one them out when it was time to move on.  They loved it SO MUCH.  They all had fun burying each other and burying themselves and rolling around and making snow – or corn (I guess I should call them) – angels.  Lol.  I told B we need to get a corn bin for the back yard… we’d never have to worry about the kids getting bored again!

Next up was tiny town.  There is a whole area of child-size buildings that the kids can play in… they have a church, a post office, a jail, a barn, a grocery store, a theater, and so many other themed houses.  They are all air-conditioned and have lots of fun things to do so we let the kids play there for a while to cool off. 

We headed to the bouncy house and the carousel next, and then we let the kids ride the barrel train that is painted like a cow.  Once the kids jumped off of that, we got ice cream – Dippin’ Dots for the kids and B, and Chick-Fil-A Ice Dream for me.  Mmmm…

After our bellies were full and we’d had our little rest, we headed over to let the kids ride the ponies.  After the pony rides we rode the train all around the property, let the kids bounce on the massive jumping pillow, and then play on one of the playgrounds until it was finally time to go.

We ended up leaving around 6 PM and we never even got to the corn maze, the paddle boats, the pumpkin patch, or the zip line.  If you are anywhere in Georgia, you should definitely check this place out.  It is such a blast and it makes for such a full day!

The kids were exhausted by the time we left, so we made the drive home, popped a frozen pizza in the oven while they showered, and then ate a quick dinner before sending them off to dreamyland… it didn’t take long and they were both out cold!

Happy Tuesday, friends!  I’ll be back tomorrow with another mountain trip recap!  


  1. What a fun place! We have a similar (but not quite as big) place here, and my kids used to love going there each fall. I hope you get a blast of cold air soon. We just got a cool front and it's 55 this morning. :)

  2. What a fun place! I have never been there but it looks so cool!

  3. Dustin has never seen HP either so don't feel like Brian is weird for not seeing it haha!! I love it so much and this is my favorite time of the year to watch it! The Rock Ranch looks so fun!!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  4. I just introduced B to Hocus Pocus last year...what is wrong with these guys, haha, don't they know it's a classic?! I saw the beating on Saturday...it was pretty painful. I thought I was reading the score wrong when I first tuned in. Your Sunday adventures sound like so much fun! What a great way to spend a Sunday!

  5. That Rock Ranch looks so fun! I love the corn pictures so much!!

  6. Your weekend was so much fun! That ranch looks like a blast!

  7. That looks like so much fun! I'm looking for something similar to bring Simon to next week when he's off school. I thought that horse was real at first - but the donkey actually is!

  8. What a fun weekend! That Rock Ranch sounds like it was a great time. I'm looking forward to starting Brandie's book, too. I have a chapters left in the current book I'm reading and need to get myself in order to finish it. Sierra Beautifully Candid

  9. looks like an amazing weekend as always and the sun was shining!

  10. Good for you! I’m trying to catch up today. I couldn’t muster up a post on Sunday and then Monday I was victim to the AT&T Armageddon that swept across Texas. Our Internet was out for 13+ hours. Something about lightning hitting a facility just north of me. Glad you were feeling better and what better way to celebrate that than with Mexican food and a margarita?! Yay for Hocus Pocus! I’m thinking this Friday will be our annual Hocus Pocus night!! The Rock Ranch looks and sounds fabulous!! I wish we could get a break in the rain so that we could hit up our favorite pumpkin patches and farms!

  11. Looks like a great weekend. That is cool that the co-founder of Chick-fil-a started Rock Ranch. I was so sad for Georgia losing to LSU.

  12. What a great weekend, always good to start it off with margaritas and queso. Rock Ranch sounds so fun!

  13. Sorry to hear about the loss. When I saw the score at some point in time while we were watching another game, I thought of you and was like "Lindsay will be sad". My husband asked me who, and when I said a blogger friend he just rolled his eyes. Husbands... whatcha going to do with them?? Also Rock Ranch looks awesome!


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