Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pumpkin Days

On Sunday, we had a family day of fun spent with great friends. After our special birthday celebration, we headed to Tyler Arboretum for their annual Pumpkin Days. I was tired after running around to get ready for Kay's party, but I am so glad we decided to make the trip out to Pennsylvania. We had a great time.

We put the uneaten cake away, the bags of gifts back in the car, and we walked over to board the yellow school bus! Kay's first ride on a school bus. Who would have thought it would have been on her first birthday? 

Ready to Rock!
As we started exploring the grounds, we found a wonderland of fun and games for kids. Our girls were a little too small to do everything, but this place was most certainly magical for children. As we walked up, there were little houses built for the kids to explore. There was face painting, pumpkin picking, hay bale mazes and races, arts and crafts, moon bounce houses, and bungee jumping on a trampoline. We found decorated pumpkins and scarecrow making.

As we walked around, we were welcomed by bubbles filling the air from a continuous bubble machine. There were chalkboards to leave messages and write notes.  It was pretty amazing! 

The Crooked House
After we arrived, we were hungry for lunch. It could have been partly because an entire cake was still sitting in the car... whoops!...but we decided to have a bite to eat. They even had apple cider. It was the perfect fall day.
Me and My Girl!
This place was full of amazing things. After lunch, we headed to take a hayride. It was wonderful. At first, I was a little hesitant to get on the hayride and actually sit in hay, but it was so comfortable and relaxing. 
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Kay was mesmerized

Even on a fun hayride, she was interested in the phone.
We were getting tired, but we wanted to explore some of the special exhibits they had for the season.

Some of the treehouses were incredible. The organic designs were impressive, and they were fascinating for the kids of all ages.

We had such a great day with our friends. This place was such a great new exploration, and I can't wait to go back when Kay can walk and enjoy it. I can imagine her at this time next year running around and crawling through the houses and tunnels. She will love it.

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