Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Isbell's Farm and Pumpkin Painting

     October 22nd was Mia's field trip to Isbell's Pumpkin Farm.  The entire elementary school went on the same day, so we were all expecting mad chaos, but it was actually very well organized and ran smoothly the entire day.  The kids got to play on the bouncy slide, climb the tire tower, and swing on the tire swings as soon as we got there, so they were pumped!

They also got to go in the barn and milk a cow, hold a pig, and feed the goats and chickens.  This, of course, was Mia's favorite part.  All I could think about was that poor cow that had to stand there and get milked by 300 first and second graders!  After that they got to get their faces painted.

We took a break for lunch (after a good handwashing) and Jeremy came to hang out with us for a while.  It also happened to be his birthday, so what better way to celebrate than at a farm with a bazillion 8 year olds?

After lunch the kids took a hayride out to the pumpkin patch to search for a pumpkin.  We also got to hear about Native American life and do a dance.

The next week at school all the kids in Mia's class had a special snack and got to paint their pumpkin.  It was a great week leading up to Halloween!

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