Crunchy leaves, cool air, pumpkins, and corn mazes. How about apples and cider donuts? Fall is a favorite season.
We had a gorgeous day for a corn maze and some outdoor fun with our co-op friends. Some folks went pumpkin picking in the morning, but Grandma and Poppa of the Forest had already brought our pumpkins and mums to us on a visit.
We met everyone at the pavilion at the market and had lunch together. The kids barely ate because the playground was so much fun.
Besides the usual slides and climbing things, they had a wooden mini tractor and wagon. That novelty was a seriously big hit. Mal climbed inside the tractor and pretended to be the engine. Some of the little kids thought that was pretty cool.
The corn maze had stations that you had to find to punch your cards. We were given two different kinds of cards. They served different purposes, but both were great. One had the actual maze on it, with the actual punch locations marked, which *may* have been cheating but was fun to try to follow. The other card was a mystery to solve. Boots the dog was taken from the farm by monsters. You saw the clue at each punch and punched the monster and its hiding place on your card. At the end, whatever was left was the monster who had taken Boots and where Boots was hidden.