Friday, October 22, 2010

i had to chisel the dirt off my little people

we had a field trip today with our homeschool group to sunshine farms in somewhere far, far away, alabama.  now remember that i used to teach preschool special education...i've done the pumpkin patch/farm thing many a time in my life.  but never quite like this...


authentic was the name of this game, and we had a blast from the moment we drove onto the farm and saw a cowboy herding cattle until we said goodbye to the pumpkin-bales on our way home hours and hours later.


some of the highlights were petting the horse (mr. genuine cowboy offered abby a ride, but she responded with a look of terror, a quick-latch onto my leg, and a polite "umm, no thank you")...

milking the somewhat odd contraption otherwise known as a "cow"...
playing in the cotton bin (good thing the kids were up-to-date on their cotton lessons)...
wading through the corn pit...
riding the tractor-train...
and sliding down the ginormous inflatable slide...
plus, izzy enjoyed just vegging out in the grass watching the farm cat run around the field...
after all the fun we had at the farm, jack did some vegging out of his own when we got home...
 sleep tight, little people.  sleep tight.

4 comments:

Sherry Strickland Faucett said...

I agree it is a lot more fun to read the Blog after spending some time with the Lewis Crew :) Ashlyn said "I know them now". It looked like ya'll had a BLAST!!

Anonymous said...

Those children look like they had a day they won't soon forget!!
Mom

Robin said...

again i say - i just love your blog. all of your kiddos are sooo adorably gorgeous. but i am such an izzy picture fan!! i love the one of her laying in the field. so glad you had fun. we will have to go there someday.

dsmcculloch said...

love keeping up the lewis family on
your blog- you do an awesome job. know they had a super time
love
sarah and david