Friday, October 31, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Mae seemed to enjoy it, and even Ben was interested from time to time. In fact, he fussed so much at one point just get a closer look at the action (which he got because he fussed so much Kirsten had to stand with him by the entrance).
If you EVER get the chance to see FSU's Flying High Circus, we totally recommend it!
Friday, October 24, 2008
It was a terrific day, and it was really great getting to see what Robyn's college life is like. We had visited her this summer and got to see the campus and the new biology building (her home away from home), but it was really cool seeing the campus when it was full of students... and rain. If you go, we recommend rain boots!
Robyn with her little sister, Mae, and her "little" Lauren!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Today, Mae's class took a field trip to Buckwheat Farms where the kids got a great lesson about bees! Mae's teacher got to be the Queen Bee while her classmates took on different roles within the hive. Mae was a field bee who was supposed to go out and collect pollen (colored ping pong balls), return to the hive (a rope circle) and hand it over to the queen. Mae had so much fun that after everyone had a turn, she went and collected all the remaining pollen balls!
While we were there, we got to check out some farm animals, an active honey comb and a little persons' maze. I know, I was thinking another maze -- but this one was perfect for Mae and she had such a fantastic time, she didn't want to leave! Who knew snowfencing could be so fun???
Monday, October 20, 2008
For fun, Kirsten let her decorate it with (washable) markers. Check out her handiwork!
We thought we might wash it off and do it again, but what a work of art!
And speaking of pumpkins and works of art -- here's another one of ours (Ben barely fits in his little jack-o-lantern outfit. He's growing so fast!!!)
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Despite being on our own, we had a great time! It was Ben's first corn maze (we took Mae to a different one last year) and both babies' first hay ride. Ben's favorite part seemed to be the hay ride, both he and Mae were fascinated by the tractor. Mae loved getting to walk among the corn stalks in the maze that were well over 7 feet high!
We did get very lost, and then little Mae took off (yikes!). Still, a great time -- a big thanks to Miss Tammy and Mr. Raymond -- and we can't wait to go back WITH DADDY! New rule in our house, exciting things like a maze require one parent per child!