followed by half an hour of wondering if we were ever going to make it out.
That pretty much describes our corn maze experience!
With Tom away for the high school retreat in southern Georgia, I knew I needed to plan something for yesterday that would:
get us out of the house
tire the kids out
A little over half an hour from us is Long & Scott Farms, home of a fall corn maze and pumpkins. Perfect!
And it was fun...for the first half hour. At that point, I discovered I can get a little bit claustrophobic and Hanna decided she was sort of over it. Caleb was still quite happy to boss us around lead us on through the 6 acres of corn (Hanna mentioned that he sounded a bit like Uncle Dale - ha!), but when we overheard someone mention we were near an exit, we took it. All in all, we spent about an hour in the corn maze, and it was just enough for us.
We also spent what seemed like an hour picking our the kids pumpkins for this year.
Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration.
Hanna picked this rather large one pretty quickly, and named it Sputnik.
Honestly, I don't know when my kiddos started naming their pumpkins but I do find it rather endearing and cute.
And then there was the one that couldn't decide. The one who made it feel like an hour. Or twelve.
Sometimes I call him Caption Indecisive.
But he did finally find the perfect pumpkin, which he of course named Bob, and took it home and spent the better part of yesterday afternoon polishing and carrying it around. If Bob makes it to Thursday night when we're planning to carve them, it will be a miracle!