Last weekend, in honor of pumpkins, Halloween, and all things fall, I took the boys to Froberg's Farm (where we picked strawberries last spring) for the corn maze and pumpkin patch. As I had hoped, the maze was a hit with the boys - and with me. We spent at least an hour dashing back and forth, finding dead ends, wandering in circles, brushing against corn stalks, hearing but not often seeing the other maze-goers, and looking up at the blue, blue sky above. Sebby kept dashing ahead, always disappearing around the next fork in the path, while Misha lagged behind, trying his best to keep a record of all the different paths in his notebook to serve as our guide back out again. With visions of Theseus and Harry Potter in our heads, we navigated the labyrinth and successfully found eight of the nine "stations" where we punched our cards before reaching the exit. When I asked them if they wanted to go back and find the ninth station, the answer was a resounding YES, so back into the maze we went. After a little more wandering, we found the missing station and emerged victorious. Hooray! The boys were excited to receive their ice cream prizes.
|On the "hay" ride to the maze.|
|Into the maze|
|Sebby charging ahead, Misha sketching his map.|
After the maze, we bought ourselves some much needed cold water and visited the pumpkin "patch," which was really a cutesy field of already picked, washed, and strategically placed pumpkins.
|Fall portrait of Misha :)|
|Fall portrait of Sebby!|
|Time for snacks - the roasted corn was quite good! The fried pies were delicious too.|
|Sebby and his ice cream prize.|
|They planted their own strawberry plants. I was shocked to learn that Froberg's plans to open strawberry picking around Christmas time.|
|Shopping for some fresh veggies, including pie-making pumpkins.|
|Back home: They were totally engrossed in their own Lego game for hours.|
We finally returned home, exhausted and ready to tell Daddy all about it.