Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fall Fun: Corn Maze, Laser Tag, Pumpkin Patch

We made our annual trip to the corn maze.  
 It officially feels like fall around here.
Andrew's favorite season.  He loves it!

We all had fun, but it wasn't quite the same experience as the last two years.  As we were pulling in to the parking lot, we saw some kids playing laser tag in the woods.  Brandon thought that looked AWESOME and had his heart set on playing.  They are hour-long sessions of outdoor laser tag.  The girls had no interest in that, so Andrew took B.  He LOVED it.

 They had sweet guns

with cool scopes.


Perfect 11-year-old-boy fun.

While B was shooting at strangers,
the girls and I found other ways to entertain ourselves.
 We took a tram ride around the property.

 The girls rode the cow train.

 Yee. haw.

 Whitney panned for gems.
 And was pleasantly surprised with what she found.

I had the girls pose for pictures.
 Cutie patooties!

And we checked out the pumpkins.
This was a hundred pounder.  Whoa.

When B's trigger finger was worn out,
we all met up at the corn maze.
We measured ourselves.

It was such a beautiful day and I was excited to see if we could solve the maze again.

We found the first couple of clues, but after doing all the other activities,
we didn't have it in us to finish the maze.  Boo.

We gave up and headed home before the meltdowns started.

Our lesson learned for next year?  Choose between the extras or the corn maze, but don't try to squeeze it all in.  I was just happy to have some fun family time on a beautiful fall day.


  1. Thanks for the latest news. Is Bishop Sweat experiencing post-partem depression yet? (Or is he long past that?)
    Laser Tag sounds like a lot of fun; can't beat playing Rambo. But the cow train looked like fun, too.
    Andrew knows how to milk the "How tall" ...shoulders to the wall.
    Vivian's side of shoe stance may have cost her an inch or so.
    You're all looking great.
    Love you.

  2. That place looks like a lot of fun. I'm gonna have to remember it for an October adventure next year.

  3. Oh I love this time of year and everything about it, including pictures of kids with pumpkins - and cow trains, and wearing red bulbs on their heads while participating in wild rumpus (and the guy behind Brandon in that one picture looks like he's about 30 years old!).
    XO - Happy Autumn!
    Mom S

  4. How fun! We need to get ourselves to our apple orchard asap. Halloween is almost upon us! Great photos, though.