I called three farms, and all three of them pointed me to the one we went to. We didn't quite mind the hour and a half drive to the farm; Josh had homework anyway, and the girls love catching a movie to pass the time. I enjoy driving the great highways and county roads in our beautiful country, so off we went! 423 photos later, here are my favs:
|They decorated a bale of hay to look like a giant spider. Of course, the|
spider was calling SJ to come climb him.
|Could there be a more simple apparatus of fun than a slide set up to bales|
of hay? The girls couldn't imagine one!
|Proof that I attended such fun!|
|A swing for two? Perfect for sisters who love to play together!|
|Speaking of simple fun, how does a 2x6 on a rope sound?|
Especially when it is tied to a tree!
|It looked like so much fun that Mama Bear had to try.|
|Papa Bear was next...|
|Christina was next. Josh had a blast trying to get her on.|
|Of course, Christina's recollection of the incident was|
|Big sister to the rescue!|
|Christina loved it! (Once she figured it out)|
|And who can pass up an opportunity to try out the tire swing?|
|Sand box on a farm? Nope! Corn box.|
|Samantha loved jumping in. Literally!|
|She made a friend, and they would fall back into the corn.|
|Get ready for it....|
|I couldn't resist. I had to get in on the fun.|
|Last week, Papa Bear got to do snow angels, now I get|
to try out corn angels. The end result was having corn in
places nobody should experience. Love SJ's "upside
|Smooches for a corny mommy.|
|It's never too early to have deep meaningful conversations|
with your babies.
|There were slides EVERYWHERE on this farm.|
|My daredevil didn't think twice about going in head-first. It ended well...|
corn ALL IN HER MOUTH!
|Who needs a featherbed when you can have a corn one?|
|Her head was lumpy from the corn, and almost purple from the blood that|
rushed to it. Good times.
|Eating the corn or the apple? If you look at that apple closely enough, you'll|
notice corn kernels snuggled in nicely. Building that immune system!
|She was super thrilled to have her picture taken.|
|Christina didn't get the concept.|
|But if you beg your children enough, you may get them in the same shot.|
Can't guarantee they will be smiling, or even looking at the camera, though.
|Their petting zoo. SJ, the pony whisperer. No requests to have one of her|
own, though. That was my blessing for the day!
|Christina learned that if she rubbed her apple all over her hand, the pony|
would give her kisses. She loved it.
|The farm is nestled in the middle of a beautiful valley.|
|On the hay ride! Christina couldn't have been more|
|SJ loved it. She had a question about every square inch of the 2,000 acre|
farm. That's a lot of questions!
|SJ took this picture for us. Not bad, if you don't mind|
a good, strong Heavenly glare dropping in.
|Let's see if Mama Bear can do any better...|
|Here comes the pumpkin patch!|
|Listening to the pumpkin. Is it calling your name?|
|Sure was! This one's hers!|
|Christina was testing the durability of her would-be pumpkins. She chose|
to toss her pumpkins to see if they would stand up to the abuse she plans to
deal out. This one did not satisfy her requirements.
|Pumpkins for the offspring have been picked... now for the parents.|
|Daddy asked Christina if this would suit him.|
|The answer was no.|
|It's a lot of work to pick something up that is bigger than|
your head. She prevailed.
|With our pumpkins safely nestled, we're off to make our way back to|
|Josh and I have figured out why we never seem to have|
any water when we go places.
|Wagons were conveniently placed where the hay ride drop off location was|
so we didn't have to lug all those pumpkins to the van. How considerate!
|Of course, Papa Bear didn't have enough to drag around. The kiddos needed|
to ensure the pumpkins didn't fall off!
|Who could resist such an adorable photo-op?|
|We love our swings!|
|What are we looking at? Couldn't tell ya.|
|She really does like us, I promise.|
|Their favorite shoes. We wear these EVERYWHERE!|
|One more trip to the corn box.|
|This could almost be an advertisement for the corn growers in America...|
|SJ doesn't take crap from anybody. Especially not scary|
blow up decorations.