You know it's time to take a break when life becomes only a check list. That is where I felt we were when I declared a family fun day this past weekend. I was tired of the super secret spy coming home from work only to change clothes and work some more on our front porch project or sit behind his computer dealing on military issues. S'ghetti girl would sneak away for some alone time riding her scooter after school and then have to jump into her homework. All this while I tried to continue to manage an over active 4 year old, cook dinner and assist everyone else with the things they were doing. I needed a break. We needed a break.
I did a little looking for something that the whole family could enjoy that we had never done before. Enter Liberty Mills Farm. Neither the super secret spy or myself had ever done a corn maze like this before and we had never attempted it with the children. Sounded like the perfect fit for a Saturday activity in the fall sun.
It took us a while to figure out how to get the kids excited about "getting lost" in the corn but they quickly got into the fun of things as we discovered our first punch. And with our family the 20 left to find became a competition...but a fun one.
The kids had fun making decisions about which way to go and loved when they were the ones to find the next punch. It got hot and there was some grumbling but thankfully about half way through the large maze we were met by a young man working at the farm with water bottles. A quick drink helped revive the kids and we finished the maze in record time. Well, we set our our FR (family record) and can't wait to go back and see if we can beat it.
After the maze we enjoyed playing around the area and chatting with other families who were out enjoying the great weather.
Of course the kids had to have a jumping contest.
I'll let you decide whose jump is the best.
LBM and I play tic-tac-toe with pumpkins. He says he won.
The super secret spy and S'ghetti girl played several rounds checkers.
LBM enjoyed the mini-maze and playing in the cornstalk tunnel.
There were gorgeous pumpkins, flowers and hayrides. It was such a fun filled family afternoon I didn't mind putting off my run until after we got home. Sometimes it's nice to get out and see your area by moon light.