Thursday, October 22, 2009

Carson's Quote Of The Day

Today, as we drove past a cow pasture, Carson asked, "Mom, do cows have middle names?" :)

Writing the Waves,

Monday, October 19, 2009

Arkansas State Fair

The Arkansas State Fair has been going for the last week or so, and Friday morning was Family Day. All of the rides were free for the younger children that morning, so we decided to take the kids.

Here is Caylie helping Carson walk across a bridge in the Fun House.

Both of the big kids are so good about participating in things with Carson. He loves them sooo much, and is blessed to have such a loving big brother and sister!

Christian took Carson on this little ride...

Carson climbed up the ladder, and slid down the Super Slide all by himself!

Papaw always enjoys the fair, so he drove into town that morning to take it all in with us. Caylie loved getting visit with her Papaw.

Carson was very interested in the animals. He even got to feed them, which he thought was a lot of fun!

Here, Christian is feeding a zebra!

Later in the day, Corey's sister, Kinley, and her family joined us. We all ate lunch together....even shared some fried Oreos. They were actually pretty good!

After lunch, Caylie and I had to leave so that she could get to play practice, but the rest of the group stayed for hours longer! Here Carson and Jackson ride one of the fun rides together.

In the past, I had only gone to the fair at night, and was NOT a big fan. The last time I went, I said that I didn't care to ever go again, but this year, Corey convinced me to give it a try during the day. It was a much different environment...less crowded, and just a better feel in general.

I don't know if I will ever be one to do the marathon, full day trip to the fair, but I think that I will probably go for part of the day again. It was much better than I had remembered it being!

Writing the Waves,

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch

This weekend, we visited a pumpkin patch that we had never been to before. We had seen an ad for it in a local magazine, and thought that it looked like fun, so after church on Sunday, we made the short drive to check it out.

As we pulled into the area, we couldn't believe how many cars there were! There were sooo many people, but it really just added to the fun!

Our first stop was the pony rides. Carson was a happy camper as Corey placed him up on the horse, and they started walking around.

Anyone know why I can't center this video on the page like the pictures...driving me crazy!

After the pony ride, the kids posed for me in front of a little area that had been created for photo ops. The owners had really gone to a lot of effort to create a fun experience for the visitors.

I tried several times to get a cute shot of the kids in the corn, but this was the best one that I was able to get...Carson was ready to move on to the "fun stuff" again!

This was more like what he had in mind...jumping! He loved it!

Unfortunately, after this picture, my camera died, and I missed getting pictures of the other fun stuff that was going on.

There were playground areas set up for the kids, including one that had tons of corn kernels for the kids get into and play with. It was like a sand box...only with corn kernels! This is a picture from the website. I don't know who these kids are...just imagine that you see Carson playing in there! Isn't he cute?! :)

While Carson was playing in the corn, Corey and the older kids went into the gigantic corn maze and played for a while. Corey would take one of the available tall bicycle flags into the maze, and then come back to the entrance and tell Christian and Caylie that the first one to find the flag would win a dollar. They did several rounds of this, and really had fun! Here is an aerial picture of the corn maze from the website! Pretty amazing!

Hayrides are also available, but by the time we left, we had been going strong for a while, and were already pretty worn out, so we decided that the hayride would have to wait until next year.

They have a party area that people can rent for birthday parties, etc. I think that would be so much fun, but we don't have any October birthdays in our family! On the day that we were there, this area was available for people to sit and drink their hot chocolate and cider.

It was a fun day, and we all had a good time. Carson wore himself out playing, so of course, he was out like a light before we even got out onto the main road!

We will have to plan on going again next year...only with a fully charged camera!

Writing the Waves,

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