Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Patch: Then and Now (Way Back When-esday)

I know I haven't played along with Way Back When-esday in a while but the kids field trip last Friday reminded me of taking the girls when they were little.

Look how seriously cute they were (and still are but you know what I mean!!)

Julianna: October 2007 (11 months)

Rachel: October 2007 (11 months)

Alyssa: October 2007 (11 months)

Not to be left out: Kaitlyn (7) and Caleb (3)

This past Friday my dad (mom was sick), Kirk and I accompanied the kids on their fall field trip to Belvedere Plantation in Fredericksburg. While we all had a lot of fun it was seriously cold making it a tad harder to enjoy.

But we managed to find some ways. After the very exciting bus ride (aren't they all?)

We went on a hayride to pick pumpkins

Then it was on to the animals - not so-much petting but some feeding

... which Alyssa really seemed to enjoy!

We were on a tight schedule - moving from one activity to another. After the animals we moved on to the learning aspect of our day. The older kids had harder "lessons" while the little ones had some more playful learning time. The preshool class got to learn about how pumpkins grow. The kids learned about the male and female of the pumpkins (who knew?) - okay, probably you but I didn't :)

Other than Rachel (not sure why) the kids got to pretend to be bees pollinating the pumpkins - I think they really got into it!

Once the kids had their full of learning they were back to playing. Playing included a really awesome rope swing in a barn but since the flash on our camera is broken (Kirk dropped it to tend to Kaitlyn's injury - she's better by the way - got her stitches out last Monday and her wound is healing nicely though she will have a large scar) I was unable to get any pictures of them on the swing that weren't blurry.

After lunch and a little free play we were on our way home and we were exhausted!! Kirk got quite a number of photos of kids sleeping on the bus :) The only one of ours to succumb to sleep was Rachel and I enjoyed every minute of it.

At least that was a little reminder that even though they're older they are still little. I'm trying to enjoy them while I can!

Want to play along?


1 comment:

Cheryl Lage said...

My goodness, you can almost smell the fall air! Cute pumpkins the whole lot of them!

Thank you so much for playing along with Way Back When-esday Dorinda! :)