Last week, my friend Corrine and I took our energetic toddlers to Cox Farms Fall Festival. Oh my goodness. What a blast. If two small people didn’t need to head home for naps, we could have spent all day wandering through the corn maze, riding the hayride round and round, and gawking at the piglets.
Kate agrees to a photo opp in the toddler area.
Sheep fight over breakfast. After I took this picture, one fell in the food bowl.
Kate and Josh’s favorite activity had to be throwing rocks into a pool of water. Who knew?! Seriously, toddlers, we spent $9 to throw rocks into a tin basin filled with water. But no one’s crying, so whatever makes you happy!
Throwing rocks is the best!
“Seriously, mom, get that Nikon out of my face. You’re embarrassing me. Also, do you have any snacks in that Mary Poppins bag of yours?”
The corn maze.
No one got lost.
But we had to carry around this specific rock the entire time.
Josh tries to hold Kate’s hand.
And off they go. So sweet! Those two make my heart all melty.
Josh smiling so sweetly and patiently letting me take this picture. And Kate tossing pumpkins and gourds off the wagon.
Our token pumpkin.
I tried to get a picture of Kate and Josh each holding their pumpkins and looking all sweet. But at this point we were pushing 1:30 p.m. and they were less than enthusiastic about cooperating for a picture.
Anyway, all in all, best $9 I’ve spent in a long time. And this pumpkin-retrieval crosses an item off of my fall to do list.
And on a somewhat related note, to all the moms with little babies, don’t despair. It keeps getting better. This time last year, Kate was almost five months old, getting up several times a night, and I never thought I’d get to the point where I could take her somewhere and she could run around on her own and do things like pick out a pumpkin and have fun throwing rocks. But she grew! And she walks! And runs! So, true, I do spend approximately eight hours a day on my feet chasing her. But that’s so much more fun than attempting to soothe an angry infant.
In short, toddlers, they are fun. And challenging. But mostly fun.