Black Island Farms 2015
Over UEA weekend, Andrew took Henry on his first ever hunting trip! The details of their adventure deserve a post of their own; or, in other words, I was not there and don't have much to offer on their behalf. We'll see if I can round up some photos and a story or two soon.
While they were away, I kept busy at home with my other Fleglets: Eliza, Lottie and Forrest. And while neither of the girls were left at home, pining for a hunting adventure of their own, I still felt it was my responsibility to ensure that they likewise had a fun and memorable fall break.
Also, so you don't get the false impression that we over indulge our children (too late, Ali), we spent two hours meandering around Walmart on Friday night because I had a sudden need (impression) to get new tires on my car. I'm glad I followed through with that decision. Two days later, I would be driving home from Salt Lake, at night, in the most horrible rainstorm, accompanied by a deep fog, in recent memory. My new tires didn't do much to improve my visibility, but they did provide a little more peace of mind as my white knuckles and I drove us home. Sitting in Walmart's tire center's waiting room was a real treat. Forrest through magazines into the trash that he wasn't supposed to, while Eliza tried to take a nap on the cheap, wicker furniture set to try to cure herself of boredom. I didn't take any pictures while we are there. I apologize for your feelings of disappointment. ;)
Returning to our visit to Black Island Farms, if you want an even closer play by play, I uploaded a video to youtube.
Lottie's birthday was fast approaching, so when she asked to have her face painted, I couldn't help but say yes!
The weather was spot on.
We expected a large crowd, but it was minimal.
The tractor ride was a real treat; especially for Forrest.
Like his Pa, he has a thing for engines.
It was a real treat (and help) to have my Mom with us.
When making memories like this, it's fun to have another grown up to
"Ooh and Ahhh" and laugh at the moments with you.
After picking our pumpkins, we went to the courtyard where the kids enjoyed:
SLIDES, train rides, a box of corn, bounce houses and our new favorite:
Until Next Year!