Friday, October 28, 2016

Cornbellys 2016

Most years, we take an annual trip to Cornbellys. It is our boys' favorite Fall adventure. I always cringe a little at the price, but then we spend 4 hours there and the boys run from activity to activity. I definitely feel like it's worth the cost.

This year we had a wonderful time, and we didn't even make it to everything before the sun had set and it was time for dinner at 7:45 pm! Here are a few highlights.

Mark and Dad had a ton of fun racing down the slides!
Okay, we all had fun racing down the slides.
We tried playing a little Corn Ball (like volleyball). It was difficult for everyone smaller than mom-sized.
The boys liked proving their strength here.
We always take a ride on the little tractor train.
This is my favorite picture from the night. I love my boys!
We saw this deer on the tractor ride.
The joy in this picture is priceless!
There was a lot of corn dumping in the corn pit.
We had fun racing the ducks, too!
We always start at the huge jumping pillow. Seth loved it this year!
Seth's favorite thing was all the wood playgrounds, but this firetruck was definitely his #1!
These guys spent a good half hour playing chess.
We love Cornbelly's!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Annual Hawk Walk Assembly

Dad is in his bubble ball and ready to play!
Every year Dad is a major player in the Hawk Walk Assembly, and this year was no different. He had a lot of fun this year, though scoring 3 goals in a game of Bubble Soccer. The deal was that teachers would play the sixth graders in a game of bubble soccer and the winners would get to pour slime on the captain of the other team. The slime was made of apple sauce and green jello, and the teachers' captain was Mr. Hodson. This meant that there was no chance of Dad getting slimed, and all he had to do was knock down sixth graders and score goals.
Dad and Mr. Hodson are the best sports about these crazy antics.
This proved to be really easy, as he scored 2 goals and flattened numerous sixth graders in the first 5 minutes. Teachers were ahead 5-0 when Dad finally started kicking the other way and scored a goal for the sixth graders. At that point, he was taken off the field, and five minutes later, the score was somehow tied 4-4. Without Dad on the field, no one could score and the game was declared a tie, with the result being that both captains would be slimed.
Dad was subbed out after he scored a goal for the 6th graders.
That's when it got ugly. Mr. Hodson demanded that Dad get slimed for playing the role of traitor, and soon the whole crowd was chanting "Ockey!"  So, after the sixth grader was slimed, Mr. Hodson called Dad down and sat him in the chair. The sixth graders all grabbed the slime buckets, and when Mr. Hodson turned around, they slimed him instead of Dad! The crowd loved this twist, and Dad remained clean enough to stay and teach the rest of the day!
Dad was not happy about the possibility of being slimed. Even the chair was disgusting!

But he took it like a man! Wearing mom's sweatshirt!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Seth Preschool Field Trips

Seth and mom are finding themselves with a lot of time on their hands! That means we get to go on A LOT of adventures together. Seth seems to like staying home and playing dress-up, but Mom likes to get out and do something (she's been married to Dad for too long)!

This month seems to be have been especially full of adventures because we ended up going on 4 field trips with his preschools, not to mention all the adventures we went on just by ourselves. Seth is going to two different preschools, so that means a lot of field trips. Here is a run down with some great pics of all the adventures and field trips that Seth and Mom have been enjoying in October (and a few in September).
Seth and I dressed up for free donuts at Krispy Kreme.
Museum of Natural Curiosity: We spent one morning playing at this amazing museum at Thanksgiving Point. We spent most of our time in the little town which is not where the older boys like to spend their time, so Seth and I enjoyed putting on a play, sending money via the bank window, and creating music together. We did spend a little time in the Rainforest before heading home.
Seth loves to dress like a pirate. We put on a play together.
We played veterinarian for a bit, too.
Seth kept ending up in the bank vault!
Bridal Veil Falls: Seth's neighborhood preschool went for a short hike to Bridal Veil Falls. It was a lot of fun. Seth loved running up the path with his friends, and we saw some HUGE fish at the base of the falls. It was a lovely Fall day!
The kids were more interested in putting sticks in the water than the waterfall. 
Seth always loves to pose for the camera.
He has lots of ideas for poses!
Here are the giant fish we saw.
Cross E Ranch: We were invited for the Utah's Adventure Family blog to visit Cross E Ranch for free, so Seth and I went up to check out their pumpkin patch. There was a lot of fun stuff including a huge corn pit, giant slide, corn maze, wagon ride, and animals. Seth loved the little tractor train ride, and Mom loved the kind people who run this little farm.
Seth wasn't too sure about the llama.
He did like being a bat though. 
His favorite part was riding in this tractor train! 
Just making a corn angel... 
Seth said he loved picking his pumpkin the best. Yes, he is kissing his pumpkin!
Seth wouldn't let his pumpkin go once he picked it.
He enjoyed playing on the old tractors.
Fire Station: Seth was in heaven at the fire station. He wants to be a policeman or firefighter when he grows up, so he was more than happy to climb in the fire truck and put on the outfit when most of the other kids were too scared. Mom has been on this field trip about 10 times, and the fireman who took us around was the best she'd ever seen. He was super personable with the kids and made it tons of fun.
Seth was the bravest one at the fire station. He high-fived the fireman.
He was the only one who tried the outfit on.
Seth loved visiting the fire station.
Jaker's: Seth's neighborhood friends went to Jaker's, which is one of our favorite places in the Fall. It was so BUSY! When we showed up, there were about 10 buses in the parking lot, so there were a lot of kids. Luckily, we still had a lot of fun, and by the time we got off the wagon ride, most of the buses were gone, and we enjoyed the rest of the pumpkin patch with smaller crowds. Seth really loved the spook alley this year. We walked through 3 times.
Seth and Aiden have been playing together a lot lately, so they were buddies on the field trip.
Here is the whole preschool gang.
Seth loved all the pumpkins.
Mom had to climb up and help the kids onto the top of the pyramid.
Tracy Aviary: We had the opportunity to attend one of the Little Chicks classes for free at Tracy Aviary. Seth really enjoyed this class, and he knew a lot of the answers. Part of the class is that a bird comes to visit them, so Seth was able to get up close to a macaw. They also made a little craft, and colored a picture. Afterward, we spent some time enjoying the aviary and the Fall colors were beautiful there, too.
Seth picked S for his name.
He loved the little obstacle course.
Seth has become a great colorer.
We played birds in here for a bit. 
The macaw came to their class and Seth loved watching it fly around.
Luckily, I had one quarter so we could feed the ducks.
The grounds are beautiful right now. We really enjoyed the fall colors as well as the birds.
Hee Haw Farms: Seth went with Miss Tina to Hee Haw Farms one afternoon. We always have fun there, especially with the petting zoo. Seth ran around petting all the animals, and he was especially excited that he could touch their horns and they didn't seem to mind. Seth also loved playing in the corn pit. It's definitely the favorite pumpkin patch activity.
Seth was very gently with the animals even though it doesn't look like it in the pictures.
He loved this big slide!
I would not want all that corn being dumped on my head, but Seth loved it!
It was a great field trip! 
Seth fed the goats, too. 
Seth thought the sunflowers looked like showers. I agreed!

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