Today is a Federal Holiday and Michael had the day off. We took advantage of it to meet Matt, Rachel and Kids at Bishop's Pumpkin Farm. The morning was cool and we could pretend it was a typical fall day...for a couple of hours. ::grin::
This was a day of firsts! For all four of these it was their first trip to a pumpkin patch or corn maze. It was Stacia's first trip to a petting zoo - well the first she remembers; we didn't make it to petting zoos in Japan.
We started the day wandering through the petting zoo.
This boar was fun. He was making alarming sounds, which I mimicked. He responded.
Classic family shot....two looking normal, one picking her nose, one looking the other way and I have no clue why I'm laughing.
We even enjoyed the train. This little train takes you around the grounds - which was a fun way to see it all.
|Ours with the S's boys - Joy had run off|
|Um....who needs spelling for leadership?|
|Zander - 11|
Joy discovers hay is lots of fun
Arielle likes it too
The big kids tried jumping....
Then everyone did....Seth and Nathan sort of face planted in the hay
The apple cider is awesome....but these aren't ALL mine...mom's job is to hold the drinks
Next up was the corn maze! I am SO glad we had Matt and Michael with us. I'm not sure Rachel and I would have found our way out. ::snort:: I was sorely tempted to pluck a few ears of corn.
Nah, we would have found a group to follow...but it was very comforting to know no matter which way we went the guys would be able to figure out what this map meant. I wish there had been an observation tower so we could have seen the maze from above as we did the tanbo/rice art last year in Inakadate.
Here's a shot I found online - but I don't think it's this year's.
|Moment when the men took over navigating from the kids|
|So fun to have little ones to carry|
|We see the exit! We made it!|
|I want a truck like this|
It was a lovely day. Spending time with Matt and Rachel's family reminds me of what it was like when we had 8 kids at home....their kids stair step right below ours...giving our younger four the opportunity to be the older four. LOL
Back at home all but Zander tried and approved of Caramel apples. I discovered we've not tried many pumpkin or caramel things - they aren't Michael's favorites....but maybe I will explore for the rest of us. LOL
Living all of life before the face of God...