Weekend Fun {Quotable Bits}

October 9, 2012

“The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.”   ~ Chuck Palahniuk


So. How was your weekend?


Oh, wonderful. Well, let me tell you about mine! 🙂


We started our weekend with a trip to Oktoberfest in Oakland Park, Fl. Hubby found out that our favorite German restaurant was going to serve the food. So, off we went to get some Bratwurst on a bun and some Sauerkraut.

Middle’s bestie joined us. Here are the girls at the entrance of the “Biergarten” where we sat and ate some delicious food. And of course, hubby had to have a good German beer. What other beer is there? 😉

Don’t you just love this shot. Hubby in his Ballack jersey and Little One in my old dirndl dress.

All three of the girls with my hubby. It took a few tries to get all 4 of them to look at the camera but I finally got a good shot.

I love seeing my girls wear this special dress. I wore it when I was a little girl, Middle has worn it to a previous Oktoberfest when she was little and now Little One is wearing it too. She wore it for Middle’s Heritage Day at school last year. At first, she was super excited but as soon as it was time to go she started crying. Insert head scratch here. Turns out she didn’t want to look like Cinderella in her cleaning dress!!!! Okay, then. This time we didn’t have that issue and she wore it very happily.

Hubby again in his Ballack jersey. Micheal Ballack was the team captain for the German national soccer team (die Nationalmannschaft) and we found out this weekend that he had actually just retired.

After sitting in the Biergarten eating some yummy German food, listening to the band play some traditional German tunes and wandering around the vendor booths, we headed over to the rides. The highlight of the night for the girls.

Little One was thrilled with this alligator roller coaster and kept riding it over and over again. She’s a little speed demon, that one.

Middle and her friend meanwhile enjoyed the swing ride. They were able to spin the seat while it was flying through the air. Let’s just say I’m happy I wasn’t on it with them. My Bratwurst would probably have made an appearance again!

Now this giant monstrosity was a slide. The girls loved it. Me, not so much. By the time they reached the bottom they had so much speed that they usually twisted and tumbled over before coming to a stop. At one point I thought Middle hurt her neck  it was so bad. But all three girls were having the time of their lives.

And of course, we couldn’t miss out on the water guns!!! Money pits that they are. Little One won the first round with a little help from daddy and walked away with a cute little stuffed puppy.

Saying “Good Bye” after a fun few hours. By the time we got back home everyone was pooped and I had yet to bake a birthday cake!!!

Linking up with Bianca at Bits of Bee.


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  • Mom October 9, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Great Pictures, wish I was there !!!

    • Susi October 9, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      We wish you could have been there too. 🙂

  • Bruna from Bees with Honey October 9, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    What a cool slide! Looks like you all had a great time. Beautiful family you have there!

    • Susi October 9, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      Thanks, Bruna. The slide looked pretty awesome.

  • Bits of Bee October 10, 2012 at 12:42 am

    What a beautiful family you have! I’ve never been to an Oktoberfest, but after reading your post, I want to try one out! Thanks for linking up, I always enjoy your quotes 🙂

  • Rorybore October 13, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    what a great day!!
    There are no Oktoberfest around here really…..because it’s so close to our Thanksgiving. Such a shame.
    my step father’s family use to have a great get together….on my, the food!! and beer of course. But we are all too scattered now.

    • Susi October 14, 2012 at 11:32 am

      We have a few in the area and we try to go to one each year. I’m sad though… by next year the dress won’t fit anymore!!! 🙁

  • Maribeth October 28, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    That quote is somehow true indeed lol
    Your daughters are so beautiful, they look like dolls. 🙂

    • Susi October 28, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      Thanks, Maribeth.