Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Play


Over the weekend we did the obligatory pumpkin patch fall farm day. This year we picked Souther Belle Farms. A great farm with a pumpkin patch, huge corn maze, cow train, peda carts, corn cannons, hay slides, pig races, and more. We went with my sister Tara and her kids Savahhah (10), Shelby (8), John (6), and Landon (3).

The kids were immediately impressed with the pumpkin patch and wanted to spend all of their time there. But we convinced
them there was more to see.

That would include the cow train...



(Shelby was particularly impressed)...

A litle time in the kiddie corral with horse swings made from recycled tires...


Several runs down the fastest slide on any farm for 100 miles..


And then on to the corn maze

But not just any little dinky corn maze. This one was massive and divided into three mazes of escalating length and difficulty.

Maze #1. We all went in together. We got a little separated. Bill and I got turned around and exited out the entrance, but within 10 minutes everyone was out and all was good.

Maze #2. Potty break for the little ones so John went into the maze followed by Savannah and Shelby hand in hand with Bailey.

Five minutes later John came running out and we figured the girls would be right behind...

But it wasn't so. The minutes pass and we start to worry. We start asking others coming out if they saw the girls and no one had. So Bill and I head into the maze to see if we can find them, no luck. At about the 20 minute mark, Savannah calls on her cell phone. Thank goodness for a 10 year old having a cell phone. They somehow got separated from Shelby. Shelby was somewhere lost and alone and Savannah was with Bailey lost, scared and crying. I had Savannah yell at the top of the lungs and we couldn't hear her. The maze was that big. I was running through the maze in my new practical high heeled crocs yelling for them. I finally came across a lookout bridge and climbed it and low and behold I found Savannah on a lookout bridge in maze three. Only problem was none of the workers knew how to get to that bridge. It was off of the trail. We finally found one guy who knew exactly how to get to her. He ran through to get Savannah and Bailey and in the meantime Shelby had been found by a passerby in Maze 2. She was crying, distraught, and just happy to be back with everyone. About 30 minutes after the girls had gone in the maze, Savannah and Bailey were escorted out. Here's our hero...

That was enough corn maze fun for one day so on to release some anxiety by shooting corn husks from a pressurized cannon....

And playing in the maize...

By this time it was near closing time. Just enough time to pick our pumpkins...



And call it a day in our adventures at the farm.









8 comments:

LauraC said...

I'm so glad the necklace made it to the pumpkin farm! ha!

Christine said...

Looks like so much fun. We're doing the pumpkin patch this Saturday. That corn maze looks awesome. The ones I've been to have been a little puny. I wanted to let you know that I passed on a blog award to you. :)

Joanna said...

Great pictures! I wish we lived closer, I really want to borrow Reagan and take her clothes shopping. It would be so much fun!

Sorry about the maze. I could see that going wrong very quickly.

I'm with Laura, the necklace was a must for the farm. Did I notice a mention of high heeled crocs?

Kelly Deneen said...

What a scary experience with the maze!! I am glad everyone was safe and sound.

The corn cannon cracks me up! I have never seen that!!

Carrie77 said...

That is one HECK of a corn maze... WOW, I am amazed. And, I love your daughter's skirt, so so so cute!

glassbeadfairy said...

i gotta see these high heeled crocs!
i'll never make fun of savannah having a cell phone again...

Steph said...

Wow- scary with the corn maze, but everything else looked like fun times for the kids!

Kara said...

Looks like fun. I had that fear last year when I took the girls to the corn maze. Luckily, I didn't have to experience what you did. I'm scared to take take Kylee this year. I know we will lose her. She's wild!