Monday, October 12, 2009

Max and the amazing, awesome, no bad, very good day

Max's entire school was invited to a local farm for Saturday fun. Dave took Sabrina to swim class, so I had Max all to myself. There was a big white tent set up with hot cider, hot dogs and donuts; an outdoor fireplace for toasting marshmallows; a big blow-up slide; pony rides; clowns; face-painting; pumpkin picking; you name it.

Doesn't Max sort of look like the Marlboro Man?

Max did a good job of balancing, but he also loved falling down.

He kept asking for more once the ride was over.

He was a little afraid of the hayride, so this nice guy named Victor drove us to the pumpkin field in his pickup truck.

Max charmed Maryann the clown.

Max was quite the social butterfly, going up to all the kids he recognized from school, pointing them to the pony ride, kicking balls around with them. Hmmm....good looks, charming, likes to mingle—maybe he's destined to be a politician.

Eternal thanks to John and his lovely family for hosting all of us. It was a day we'll never forget.

What sort of fun fall stuff have you been doing with your kids?


  1. Sounds like a wonderful day.
    It is so nice when families open their doors for children to come enjoy the farm.

  2. That looks awesome! I've tried for a few years to get Graham on the hayride but he just freaks out.

    We have gone apple picking, we got our pumpkins, and this week we'll be decorating some Halloween cookies.

  3. We just got back from picking out pumpkins at the farm stand. Grammy is going to make pumpkin pie, lucky us!

    What a great day with Max...I can't help wondering if those little stem cells have set to work on him. How great that he enjoyed himself completely, found joy in the moments, and how great that you were able to enjoy him as well without any 'agita!'

  4. How fabulous to see him doing so well!

  5. How fun! I'm so glad you and Max had such a good time together...just the two of you. Oh, and creepy clown Maryann, too. (No offense to her)
    Max DOES look like the Marlboro man!! :-)

  6. I'm glad to hear you guys had fun! Daniel and I are going to a farm later this week to get pumpkins. Next week, we're going to a different (and much farther away) farm that has a little train that brings visitors into the apple orchards. Daniel is really excited about picking his own apples.
    And of course, there's Halloween. He decided to be Harry Potter, and he's working on convincing me to be Dumbledore. We'll have to see about that one.

  7. so fun I am going to post what I did this weekend well sota of come see

  8. I love the fall. We have picked apples, picked pumpkins, gone through multiple corn mazes and Boo barns. Visiting all these outdoors places is a great way to get some fresh air and it gets Elizabeth walking without moaning that her legs are tired.
    I cannot forget all the yummy treats we find at these farms; pies, apple crisp and cookies YUM.

  9. That does look like a good day! It's been raining on our good times but I've got plans!!!

  10. What a great day!! Seeing as it's spring here I can't share any recent Fall festivities, but we went to a fab Spring tulip festival recently ;-).

  11. It looks like he was having the best time!


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