Sunday, October 28, 2012

First Field Trip - Corn Maze!

On Friday afternoon, Sara Kate had her first school 'field trip!'  We went to a local corn maze!  I use quotes because the parents checked the kids out on their own but her school had the maze reserved for a certain period of time so the only people there were the teachers and kids/parents from her school.  We even had to fill out a permission slip so it was kind of official, haha!  Sara Kate is loving pumpkins right now and she keeps wanting to take the little pumpkins outside school home with her so I was hoping there would be a pumpkin patch too.  But after talking with the owners, they decided in June (WOW!!) to get the corn maze going!  That is crazy fast, especially during our severe drought!  Next year they are planning to incorporate a pumpkin patch.  They did have a little pumpkin display that of course, was the first thing she saw.  Yep, she thought she could pick those big things up!
Along with the corn maze, they had bounce houses, games, and a hay ride (that Sara Kate seemed terrified to go on so we didn't go on it).  For $5, she got in and got to do whatever she wanted, and Chris and I got in for free.  We could stay as long as we wanted.  We had a major cold snap come through Thursday afternoon so it was cold and windy on Friday, but it was a beautiful day.
Sara Kate has a serious eye for bounce houses, and after she saw the pumpkins she made a bee line for the bounce houses.  Chris took her to Boing-o Bounce several times over the summer and she thinks she's just as big as the bigger kids in those things.
We finally pried her away from the bounce houses and into the corn maze!  We let her pick the direction she wanted to go and she wasn't afraid at all.
"This way!" is what she said. 
The sweet little boy behind her is her friend Huck.  Huck loves Sara Kate and is always so excited to see her when I drop her off (if he's already there).  We didn't know them before the babies were born, but Huck's parents were in our birthing classes, and we signed the kids up at their school within a day of each other.  It's kind of fun thinking back on those classes when we were both pregnant and clueless and now the kids are wild 2 year olds and friends. 
 Eventually daddy led the way out.
Me and my sweet girl.
Before we left, we went to check out some of the games.  They had a ring toss, a football toss, and a tire run, but the water pump was very popular!  You could turn the wheel hard to get water to come out and it would run water down a lane to float boats to the end.  It didn't work great for the little kids but the bigger kids got it working!
We had a great afternoon on Sara Kate's 'field trip' and it was great that the directors organized it (the location was very close and super convenient to her school).  Hopefully we can make another trip to a local corn maze/pumpkin patch before the season ends because it's such a fun family event that only comes once a year!

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