Thursday, October 8, 2009

Our very first School Field Trip

Today Tia's class had their first field trip. I was so happy that parents were required to attend (and siblings were welcome) because we went to one of my favorite places here in Huntley, Tom's Farm. They're a working vegetable farm but they do so much for the kids, especially during Fall. We go to their Fall Fest every year.

For the field trip, they took us on a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch where the kids were allowed to pick one pumpkin, and three gourds.

It was muddy, but boy did the kids all think it was so neat to be traipsing around in a pumpkin patch!

Of course the most important part of any school function is the snack, and this was a very important one to Tia. All week she had been looking forward to having one of Tom's famous Apple Cider Donuts! They are incredibly yummy, and she remembered them from last year. I just had to take a picture of her eating one since she has talked about them so much this week.

After our tour and snack, the kids were allowed to stay and play in the "Fall Fest" area. They had a blast!

This was a big silo full of feed corn that they jumped and rolled around in.
Click on the image to enlarge and see the look of sheer joy on Gia's face!
A lot of fun but needless to say, we had to wash everything once we got home!
Did you know corn is very dusty?

The mountain of hay was another big hit this year.

I took 44 pictures today, and obviously can't post them all. Here are just a couple more that I took and thought were kind of neat.

We all had a fantastic time on the farm, and wish we could have stayed longer. Unfortunately is started to rain so we had to come home and have some hot chocolate!


Anonymous said...

Oh I am soooooooo tempted to take my kids there too! Good fun!!!

Ronda said...

It was a lot of fun. We go every year. Noah would have lots to do there!