Monday, October 31, 2011

Yesterland Farms


On Saturday, Jeff and I decided to take Hayden to Yesterland Farms in Canton and we are so glad we did.  It was a lot of fun!  I definitely think next year he will enjoy it so much more than even this year.  There is so much for kids and families to do.  We didn’t do half of it just because Hayden was a little small.  So, if you have kids 3 and up and live within driving distance, I would definitely make the trip!  They also have a Texas Christmas/Pictures with Santa in December.

As you walk in, there are several rides including a small roller coaster, a climbing wall, a pumpkin patch, pony rides, hay/cart rides, and more.  Then, you go to the back where there is a petting zoo, pig races, pumpkin and corn cob launching, play areas, more rides, and the corn maze (our favorite part). 


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  The petting zoo was small and you really couldn’t pet many animals.  But, Hayden liked it.


The Maze! We probably spent 30 minutes in there but it was so much fun!


As you were going through, you could play Mazeopoly.  You had to find different areas and “punch” your card.  Each stop had some sort of Farming Fact on it.  It was really cool!


Hayden would keep saying “This Way”!!  He had a blast!

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This sweet lady offered to take our picture.  I was so excited!  But kinda sad when it was blurry!  Oh well, we got some others that were good!  :-)


Sorry about that corn stalk being in your face Hayden!


Time for the Hay/Cart Ride!  We got us some YUMMY kettle corn for the ride!



Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes everywhere!

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Family Picture Time!  There were SO MANY awesome places they had set up for you to take pictures!  I loved that!  A good picture makes this Momma happy!



Hayden got him a $2 pumpkin to go!


Friday, October 28, 2011

1st Halloween Party at School

Hayden had his first little Halloween party today.  As a preschooler.  I can’t believe it!  I can’t believe I was already doing some home-room mommin’ the past couple of weeks! 

Amy, Randa, and I got together this week and made a few things for the kids and got their little goodie bags ready.  We kept it pretty simple for the party.  Pizza, fruit, chips, ranch dip, cookies, and some good ole’ Capri Sun! 

When Amy and I got to the school, Hayden immediately begun melting down.  Then, the rest of the kids started crying one by one.  Mrs. Jen had them sitting away from where we were setting up and I guess Hayden didn’t understand why he couldn’t come to me and leave.  :-/  I think the party might have been a little over-stimulating and interrupted their routine, but we did have fun after all! 

The kids could dress up or bring their costume if they wanted.  We opted not to since we have two more nights to wear the costume. 


Cute cookies Amy’s babysitter decorated for us.


Amy and little hunter Hudson.


Us, the best one we got.


They made little foam pumpkins.  Easy. Cheap. And they were so proud of them!


Mrs. Jen had these boxes and all the kids loved playing them!  She tried to get us to take one home so they could play in it.  Just what we need!  :-)


The boys love the playhouses.  Thinking we might should get one for Hayden for Christmas.  A little more boyish though.  ;-)



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I would consider the first party a little hectic , but definitely a success!  Can’t wait fore more to come! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fall Party

We are partying it up this Fall!  We had another Fall party this past Sunday at the Potts House. Hayden’s school Halloween party is on Friday.  We have a Halloween Carnival at our Church on Sunday. Then, I am sure we will be trick-or-treating on Monday!  Whew!  I think I will be OVER Halloween by then!  :-)

Amy and I had been kind of planning this party for a while.    Actually, I was just a helper.  Amy was the planner.  We got the cutest little invitations made here.


Here are the pictures from our afternoon…

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Ready to paint, decorate, and carve pumpkins!


Hayden didn’t really care much about painting a pumpkin.  As you can tell, he was kind of happy snacking on all the yummy food!!



Poor Randa!  She and her family were all dressed and ready to go to Church.  Cannon was covered in paint! 






Eating again…Cheetos this time.


Amy got a bounce house for the kids.  They were loving it!  Hayden didn’t actually get in this one, but he did get in another small one they had.  This is a big deal since he has been deathly afraid of going near them before now.


The Potts Family…minus Hayson.


Hayden and Hudson.  Ready for the Hay Ride!   These next three pictures crack me up.  I have no idea what Hayden was doing with his arm, but Hudson decided he would join him! 






We had such a fun time.  Wish Jeff could have gone with us.  He was gone on a hunting trip.  We were so ready for him to get home!  Between our trip to Vegas, his hunting trip to Missourri, and his work schedule, it seemed like we hadn’t seen each other in forever!!