As the years have passed, I have become more and more enamoured with fall. Apples. Pumpkins (and pumpkin lattés!) Sweaters. Colorful leaves. And every farm in the area offering to entertain my children all morning for a nominal fee.
My friend Carolyn had discovered a farm that was especially good for smaller kids and she suggested we go today. We arrived right at opening, and we ended up spending 2.5 hours there despite the fact that it was pretty dang cold (yes, COLD Will, not just "chilly"). We had a really nice time, and it was super-helpful to have more than one adult there so that we could get potty breaks and such. Carolyn was even kind enough to let my daughter demolish the bowl of blueberries she'd brought so that I could sneak away to pee for a moment. Much appreciated!
|Look, there's Emily|
|On the bouncing pillow, of course|
|This cow was fairly impossible to tip|
|Not quite sure if she's enjoying herself or not|
|"Take a picture of me, Mommy!"|
|Don't think Emily understands the purpose of the hay bales in the maze|
|Neither does Charlotte, for that matter|
|Abigail busts out her lion hat!|
|I LOVE corn bins. So much cleaner than sandboxes.|
|On the whole, the rubber ducky race was more upsetting than fun|
|Right before they decided to head off to the corn maze while I was busy digging crackers out of my bag|
|Charlotte tormenting the goats (don't worry, they got their grain in the end)|
|So cool she DRIVES the Cool Bus!|
|Emily looks like she could be on The Sopranos|
|Not enjoying the pirate ship playground|
|Abigail, warm and snug because her mommy thought to bring layers|
Did you notice, by the way, that Charlotte was rocking her very first ponytail today?
|Holy COW does she look like Emily in this picture!|
It's so funny how different Charlotte's hair is from Emily's. Charlotte's will thicken as she gets older, of course, but it's so tough to get back into a ponytail! And even tougher to calm down afterward: