Friday, November 25, 2011

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Several weeks ago, Maya's preschool class took a trip to the pumpkin patch.  They went to the same farm as last year (which Michael blogged about here), and we all had a great time!  One of the best parts is the slide that dumps the kids into a giant sandbox full of corn kernels.  Sounds weird, I know, but they loved it!  Of course, this meant their clothes were full of kernels in about 4 minutes ~ Michael had a creative solution for emptying their pockets and such :)  Then we went on a hayride to a corn maze.  I'm looking forward to the day when the kids can think logically and make decisions based on what they think the outcome might be, rather than just blindly racing ahead in random directions.  Fortunately, there were 2 levels of difficulty inside the corn maze, and we chose the toddler version :)  After the corn maze, we went to a giant field full of pumpkins and the kids got to get out and pick out their pumpkin.  Only after following Charlotte around for what felt like hours (but was probably minutes) did I begin to understand what it must be like to go to the Christmas Tree Farm with me (Michael dodged a bullet this year, as I got super excited and didn't want to wait until after Thanksgiving to get our we got one at Lowes :)  Still lots of indecision, but not nearly as cold or snowy as normal!).  Anyway, Charlotte takes after her mama and went from pumpkin to pumpkin examining them, picking them up, putting them back down, and declaring each pumpkin "not it".  Our rule was that the pumpkin must be small enough for her to carry, but when it got to the point where we were the only ones left in the field and the rest of the preschool class was waiting for us on the hayride, I dropped the rule and let her pick out a big pumpkin.  Charlotte: 1, Mommy: 0.  She is a stubborn one :)  All in all it was a great day!


Before we left, the girls asked if they could pack a lunch.  I said sure, and walked into the kitchen to this ~ apparently they were craving fruits and veggies that day!

Michael getting the corn out of Charlotte's bibs

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