Charis and Arden celebrated their 10th and 7th birthdays on October 18, and we've had some fun family outings both the weekend before and after. The Saturday before their actual birthday, we decided to have our own family celebration at Young's doing something we haven't tried before but the kids have been begging to do: go through the corn maze!
The weather was beautiful. And obviously we weren't the only ones with this idea--there were HORDES of people there! But the wait for our turn on the wagon to get to the cornfield really didn't take long, and before long we were winding our way through the paths. We were wishing we had brought the stroller along, as the paths were definitely wide enough and hard enough that it would have been fine to wheel Lucan or Kenna along. As it was...either Ted or I carried Lucan most of the way. The older kids argued over who was the "leader" and "took turns" deciding which path to choose. It probably took us about 45 minutes to an hour, partly because we were trying to hit all 4 of the stations with questions to answer.
We decided to have an early dinner there and then, of course, ice cream! It was so beautiful outside, and the kids enjoyed climbing the tractors and the big tires, watching the animals, and looking at all the pumpkins and gourds. I don't think we ever get tired of going to Young's! We will definitely miss being close to it when we move (who knows where) next summer!
To see all the pictures, you can go to our Facebook album.