Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall Farm Days

October 13th was a perfect day to go to the corn maze - a fall activity I can't wait to do every year. My favorite is Spooner Farms because they have a different theme every year, a goal of finding all the mailboxes hidden in the maze and a prize at the end!

The older kids and I journeyed the maze this year while Dada and Berg stayed near the free apple cider.

The theme was Secrets of the Pharaohs. The kids favorite part of the maze this year was a huge pyramid which had another maze inside that you had to go through to get to the rest of the corn maze.

We took a break half way through for some apple cider and a potty break and found out that Berg and Dada had been working on standing up. Berg showed off his new standing skills for us!

Horray for Berg and the very patient Dada who let us go through the maze all day while he stayed with Berg and and Opal as she opted to stay behind with them for the second half of the maze adventure.

Dada also bought us these yummy malted pumpkin spice candies which we enjoyed every time we found a mailbox.

We also found a Woolley Bear caterpillar that the kids carried around for the rest of the maze and showed to everyone we ran into.

The next day we took the Schocks, the McPhollands and grandma and grandpa with us on the bus to a new farm we'd never been to before. Lattin's Cider Mill is suppose to be famous for their apple fritters. And thankfully we were able to try some even though they were all sold out because of a kind lady who sold some of hers to us.

The apple cider doughnuts were delicious too. Although we got no pictures of the famous pastries, they were eaten way to fast. We did get to see the farm, lots of poultry, some sheep and goats, pigs and cows. Kivi even got to hold a duckling.

All the kids by the cows after going through a little fence maze.

We ended the day with a little trip to Johnson's Smoke House for salami, sausages and meat sticks and then went out for pizza!

1 comment:

Tiffany Nevil said...

Hey! I've been to that farm I think! We went there one Easter and got mobbed by parents who were picking up the egss for their children. Good times....

You look beautiful Abby! I like the curls. Was Spooner's pretty soggy this year? I've seen some FB pics that looked pretty damp!

Oh and I love Berg's shirt...I remember Jasper wearing it! AH! HA HA HA HA HA HA! So cute! HUGS JOHNSON FAMILY!!!