Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Going through the motions

It may still feel like summer, but we're going through the motions of Fall. Burning pumpkin spice candles, adding soup to the menu rotation, making pipe cleaner spiders, buying candy corn only for the sake of tradition, mixing cinnamon pine cones into the decor and going to the pumpkin patch ("patch" being used quite loosely, more like "pumpkins piled in cardboard boxes and strategically placed on a few bales of hay"). We love coming here every year, plenty of activities to keep the kids busy and a great way to spend a day together. But each year I forget that October still finds us in the infinite inferno. There was a steady stream of sweat dripping down us, which made for one or two (or 3, or 4, should I keep going?) grumpy moments. The little guys had a great time, Jayden had more fun than he'd like to admit, but Kylie was ready to leave the minute we arrived. Which explains the picture in the cornmaze. The one that looks like it should be a movie poster for Children Of The Corn. But it was nice to get out and enjoy the last day of Fall break, even if all the fighting resulted in me making them sit in the parking lot of Circle K afterwards and say 3 nice things about everyone before they were allowed to get a slushee. I'm sure we'll be back next year, sweat streaked dirt stained faces and all. Just maybe we'll be smart and remember to come in the evening after the sun has gone down.

(reenacting a photo from when he was 2)

These were so much fun, and hilarious when they all started tripping over each other and couldn't get back up

Collecting the clues for the scavenger hunt. We've been coming for years but have still never finished it.

This is the infamous picture, we zoomed in at Kylie's face and she couldn't stop laughing

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