Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dad's Birthday Weekend Adventures!

This last weekend I had FRI, SAT, ANNNND SUN off! Yay! So I got to go home and spend some time with my family and friends from home!! :)

The first night I was back I went to a yummy dinner at P.F. Changs with some lovely friends and then we hung out and chit chatted. I love how we pick right back up where we left off, like we saw each other yesterday even if it has been a while!

Saturday morning when we got up we sat around the kitchen table trying to decide what to do, and Dad decided he wanted to go to the San Jose Flea Market. It was his birthday weekend so we couldn't really argue, although I may or may not have pushed for other activities.
There was a sign at the flea market to get massages... or cupping?? GROSS.
We ate a lot of food while we were there! First up: Mexican Food for lunch!
Dad had a birthday Milkshake
We also had Dip n' Dots! (not pictured, but also consumed: a corn dog, fortune cookies, and I'm sure there is more that I can't remember.)
Nice Bike! Take it off any sweet jumps?
Then we came home and my mom made an AMAZING home cooked meal, then we feasted on this delish ice cream cake/pie that she made for my Dad's Birthday!
Then after dinner we gave my dad his gifts and headed to see Alice in Wonderland in 3-d! It was interesting, but I wouldn't bring kids to it.

Then on Sunday we got up BRIGHT and EARLY because we were going Indoor Skydiving!! My Dad had a box of donuts waiting on the kitchen table when we got up, so that made the Bright and Early part a bit easier :)

We went to a place called iFLY!

The boys checking it out. We were all kinda leery at first!
Me, Josh, Clay, and my Dad: Ready for action!
Acting like they aren't scared for what is to come...
Buckle up!
CHEESE!
Here are a few of the professional pictures that they took of us:

Clay

Dad
Me
It ended up not being scary at all, but more of a rush, and it was also nice knowing you weren't going to splat onto the ground haha. Basically you just fall into this crazy wind tunnel that is blowing winds of 100+MPH and the instructor is spinning you and stuff, and he took us up to the top on our second flight! So fun!

Here is a video that Josh put together from the DVD they gave us with our Family Package. Don't mind Josh looking like he is going to cry/flaring his nostrils. You can just fast forward to me! haha


After the flying was done I had SO many knots in my hair!!
Windblown haha!
After we were finished indoor skydiving we headed over to Ardenwood Farms to walk around...
There was a pretty old house, that had the country's first in the ground pool in it's backyard!
Farm Farm Farm
There were baby sheep!
And mean peacocks that were showing their feathers and making scary noises!
Joshy and I!
After the farm we headed out to get some pizza for lunch and then Josh and I made the trip back home. It was such a great weekend and I had so much fun with my family and friends :)

-Katie

10 comments:

Annie said...

sounds like a perfect weekend with so much great food, i love pf changs!!
the ifly place looks awesome!!

Chocolate Lover said...

Looks like you all had a fab time!

Selma said...

This sounds so perfect...great food, great family time, and just so many pics to look back at good times! :) I'd be a total chicken doing the indoor skydiving...not sure why b/c it is indoors but still... Loved the video though:D

have a great day today.

xoxo

Jamie Pickle said...

Looks like good times. I totally want to try the indoor skydiving. I want to go skydiving, but can't seem to muster up the courage. Baby steps.

Steph said...

Yay for great weekends! Looks like a blast!

Lil' Woman said...

Looks like your dad and you guys had a wonderful birthday weekend. Me and Big Man did indoor skydiving a couple Valentine's Days ago. I was horrible at it and Big Man kept crashing into the windows...but it was awesome.

JessBay said...

What a fun weekend! So glad you got time off to spend with your friends and family.

Sarah Ann said...

Omg. That iFLY place looks AMAZING. You HAVE to tell me where it's at! I so want to go there someday!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That ifly looks super cool and like such a blast! That peacock is sooo pretty!

Jules said...

So glad you had the weekend off and were able to spend time with family and friends. I had to think for a second about what cupping is. I saw it on TV before and it looks gross. I think you get marks or bruises after it too. It sounds like you had lots of yummy food. I heart dip n’ dots and the dessert your mom made looks so good.

That indoor skydiving looks like a blast…love the photos and the video! The baby sheep at the farm is so cute and I’m not lying when I say that I was attacked by a peacock once when I was little. It chased after me and then jumped at me. They’re so pretty, but they freak me out.