Saturday, October 18, 2008

A day in the sun

So, after our fun day with my niece, Chayli, our family headed out to a local farm for their annual fall festival.  I think that one of the great things about living in a rural area is the great fresh farm foods and fun!  I took the kids to this farm last year and let them run a muck.  They have been begging for the past month to go again.  So, with all of the amazing sunshine yesterday, we headed out.  Mike even came home from work early so we could go as soon as Conner got home from school.  As soon as we got there and we all got our tickets, we were off to the fun stuff.  The kids wanted to go through the kids maze first.  That was fun.  It was really nice to see all the kids getting along and taking turns helping (and actually enjoying) the littler girls.  After the kids maze we headed to the dark maze.  Oh my goodness.  Talk about insane!  I think we spend 40 minutes in there, in the dark, and it's HOT!  After finding 20 different ways to get to the same spot in the maze (and NOT the exit) we decided to come back out the way we came in.  That was a bit discouraging, and Conner was NOT wanting to give up, but alas, there was much to do and we were running out of time.  Next we were off to the obstacle course.  Again, the kids were amazing.  Totally cute.  Next was the corn maze.  We walked in and decided that we weren't up to another maze and backed back out.  Mike took the kids to play in the big pirate ship made out of hay while I headed into the store to buy some apples.  After buying about 30 pounds of them, I headed back out to the family.  As soon as the kids saw me coming, they stopped what they were doing and came over to help load everything in the Suburban.  How cool was that?  No one complained about wanting to stay.  It was awesome.  It was a fun day and I really enjoyed spending the time with everyone.  Once again, I'm sure they'll be anxiously awaiting next years trip!


Ethington Family said...

I love that place. We have been three times so far, but only once to play. We have mostly gone to buy apples, and this last time pumkins too. We go through 20lbs of apples in one week! Buying pumkins this year, reminded us to plant them next. We spent $30 on stinking pumkins. We have a rule they can buy what they can lift. Janey takes that as a challenge and her pumpkin was almost $10. Anyway, worth the memories! Glad you had fun. If you go next week, we'll probably see you there.

Ethington Family said...

If you want I tagged you. I feel it is only fair since I hated this one, to pass it along.