Saturday, October 15, 2011
Hee Haw Farms
Since Tay's first Halloween we've made it a tradition in our family to visit Hee Haw Farms in Pleasant Grove every year. They've got tons of fun things for the kiddos to do and see, plus a huge pumpkin patch and corn maze. This was the first year we got to take Oliver along with us, and we all had lots of fun!
We started our adventure at the farm in the corn maze. Taylor is obsessed with mazes and was begging us to go inside. Unfortunately the fun wore off pretty quickly when we realized we were hopelessly lost with a thirsty kid and an impatient baby. So we did what any parent would do: we retraced our steps and went out the way we came in! Problem solved. Maze not solved.
One of the things I love doing every year we go to the farm is see how Tay (and now Ollie) measures up against their pumpkin sign. Unfortunately we weren't able to go last year because it rained every weekend in October, so we can't compare Tay's height last year to his height this year, but HERE are his pumpkin pictures from 2008 and 2009. He's just growing like a weed!
And here's our little Ollie bean's first picture with the pumpkin.
Sean took Tay to a huge hay bale trampoline while Oliver and I hung out in the shade. It wasn't super hot, but the sun was just beating down on us and my poor pasty self just couldn't take it anymore.
Right after that picture was taken Sean carried Tay over to me crying. He'd jumped off a high stack of hay onto the trampoline and landed on his face. He was bleeding out his nose and his mouth, and to say it was traumatizing is a huge understatement. It took us about 15 minutes to get him cleaned up and convinced that we should stay and do more fun things. We got him to go on the tractor ride, but as you can see he wasn't too happy about it.
As soon as he got back from the tractor ride I took him down the huge slide and he immediately perked up and was begging to go on it again and again. This was the first time he could go down by himself. He's such a big boy!
Taylor's very favorite thing at the farm was their huge corn pit. Yep, you read that right. They take a bunch of dried corn, fill a big sandbox-type structure to the brim, and let the kids go nuts. I jumped in with him for a little bit too. It was actually pretty fun playing in it, aside from the beating my legs took (I won't go into too much detail, but let's just say my recently-shaved-legs have never been so red and bumpy and painful).
We were going to take a hayride to their pumpkin patch to buy our pumpkins for the season, but Oliver was tired and ornery and was done with everything. So we decided we'd head home and buy our pumpkins somewhere else. On our way out there was a stand selling fresh cinnamon sugar donuts so we bought a bag to share. These were the BEST things I've ever tasted in. my. life. Imagine a donut and a funnel cake put together into the most delectable, warm, chewy, sweet, yumminess you've ever had ever. My mouth is watering just thinking about them!
All in all it was a really great evening. I love getting out in this gorgeous fall weather and enjoying the season as a family! Can't wait to go next year, if only to get my hands on some more of those donuts! Did I mention how good they were??