Bright and early this morning, we headed to another farm for the school pumpkin patch field trip. Casey started whimpering halfway there and told me that she didn’t feel good. Eventually she asked for something for the yuckies to go in. Luckily there was a nice little bucket she had gotten at McDonald’s this weekend and sure enough, she threw up into it two minutes before we reached the farm. Thankfully, it all went into the bucket and didn’t make a mess. And since she had no other illness symptoms, I decided that she got carsick from all the turns and stoplights I manuevered through while trying to avoid traffic and get there on time. She was ready to go into the pumpkin patch as soon as we stopped. Since she threw up all her breakfast, she was hungry all morning but other than that, you would never know she was sick.
We started out with a hayride to the field where the pumpkins were. The kids got to pick a little pumpkin and play in the field. They had a bouncy house, a haystack slide and a teepee out there. The haystack slide was pretty neat and the kids spent most of their time on it.
Jack was a different person from last year to this year. Last year he didn’t interact with any of his classmates and he clung to me. I might as well have taken them there by myself for all it felt like a class trip. This year, he found his friends and was pretty happy playing with them. He certainly wasn’t concerned about where I was.
The hayride then brought us back to the main area. There were all kinds of wooden structures for the kids to climb and play on and picnic tables galore for snacking. We went into a goat pen and hung out with the goats for a bit too. It was a great area for the kids and they had a great time.
Casey liked pointing out all her classmates to me and I finally have faces to go with the names that she recites every night during snuggle time. Before everyone was about to go home, we did some class pictures. Jack’s was fun with all the kids in a wooden train. And Casey’s was hilarious. There were at least two temper tantrums occurring and I’m pretty sure there isn’t a single picture of them all together, let alone looking at a camera. I think all you could do was laugh, but then it wasn’t my child having a tantrum. She was actually sitting with a couple of the other little girls and they acted liked they had no idea there was a tantrum happening right in front of them. They were adorable.
|Check your camera settings before taking what would have been a great picture!|
|Navy jets flying over the pumpkin patch…Jack loved it!|
|Casey and the girls!|
|Casey and her teacher|