We made a few changes this year...we decided to meet up with our friends The Cs in the afternoon (we typically get there when they open in the morning) and try to stay until evening fireworks. We packed warm clothes, and expected tired kids after it was all over. We debated bringing E's wheelchair or our double stroller (it's really too small for the kids, but it can really help on tough terrain) and decided that walking was really the best way to get around. The plantation is so bumpy E's chair would have been a tough choice.
|Sunflower picture! (it was too sunny for *someone*)|
A surprise hit was the Corn Pit. It was new this year, and everyone--kids and grown ups--spent a lot of time in there! We brought lots of "surprise corn" home.
|Corn Spa Treatment (so says Vivian)|
An unprecedented event, three out of four of us got picked as Pig Pals for the Pig races. We've tried in years past, but never got selected--and this year, three of us? That's right! Elena and Vivian's pigs did not win...but Jason's did, and he won a Pig Nose!
|Go Blue Pig!|
|Vivian is just a little happy|
|Pumpkinas--Vivian on her toes here|
As it turns out, it wasn't worth staying for fireworks. We got very cold and had to stay next to a fire to stay warm. Some of the attractions we were hoping to go visit later (zipline, etc.) were not lit, and we were too cold and tired to walk to the ones that were under night lights. The fireworks were pretty, but next time we'll opt for the earlier shift!