Thursday, October 11, 2012

We Take a Field Trip

I don't know what got into me:  I signed us up for a field trip.


Why does something so simple cause me so much anxiety?  Self, you have to loosen up!

We had such a great day!!  We left the house right about at nap time--that's the right time to take your baby out for a field trip, right?  I was counting on it being okay, because Zack loves to be outside, and especially loves to stroll.

We went out to Landmark Park for {Homeschool} Harvest Days.  The weather was beautiful, and it wasn't overly crowded.

We started with cotton picking...  At each activity there was some teaching.  That was nice. DSC_0366



I love the South! DSC_0369

Did you know that cotton has beautiful pink flowers?   I didn't! DSC_0372

The cotton patch was right next to the sugar cane.  It was so tall. DSC_0409

Then on to the pumpkin patch.   The kids learned about how pumpkins grow:  on vines.  I thought that was funny, since these pumpkins had obviously been distributed in an old corn field.  Also, they learned about boy flowers and girl flowers.  I'm waiting for that to come back up, perhaps during breakfast some morning?  DSC_0414

Everyone got a pumpkin... DSC_0437



Even Zack... DSC_0420

Here, he's showing you: DSC_0421

This is the only picture I snapped of them all before I realized I was standing in a fire ant bed.  In my flip flops. DSC_0445

Okay, so the South may have some drawbacks.

We got to pick peanuts.  We threw them in a tub for the animals to eat. DSC_0452


Zack pretty much chilled out in his stroller most of the time. DSC_0451

The kids used some old fashioned corn shuckers to shuck corn.  That was neat.  It must get in your nose pretty easy...and require digging out.  (that's not my kid.  But it could have been.)DSC_0464

The kids loved the feel of the corn in their hands.  The lady helping asked if we had been to the corn box.  Eh?   We made note to look for that later.  Too bad I didn't get pictures of the kids with their fun bottle drinks from the general store, or their rocks they bought at the Nature Center.  We spent a good deal of time shopping.  After said shopping, and a nice snack, we found the corn box.  What bliss!  We had it all to ourselves, and even though the kids started out somewhat carefully, DSC_0482

they eventually dove in. DSC_0493

(Yes, and I'm not sure why Zack loves to chew on clothes pins so much, but he really does enjoy it.) DSC_0501




DSC_0512 And now they want a Corn Box.  Don't you?

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