On Sunday I had pleasure/responsibility of watching my nieces and nephews. It worked out that Haleigh had a birthday party at the same time and location that Lauren had a Girl Scouts outing. My sister needed help keeping tabs on all of the little brats and my Sunday was unoccupied thanks to the Browns bye week so I volunteered my services.
This is my absolute favorite time of year. I love the weather changes, the leaves falling and the Farmer's markets...which is pretty hysterical given my hatred of most fruits and vegetables. Next week I'll be out of town and before you blink it'll be mid-November and we'll be covered in snow so I didn't want to pass up the chance to take in the season.
Jacob, Haleigh, and Lauren thought the course was cornfusing but I happened to think it was quite a-mazing.
It was a perfect day on Lake Erie. 80 degrees and literally not a cloud in the sky.
All of the kids enjoyed a hayride while we had about a 1/2 mile hike through an apple orchard to reach the corn maze. This wasn't mentioned in the brochure. Come to think of it, I never was given a brochure.
A picture of my sister moments before the children of the corn dragged her into the field.
Haleigh made a friend during the process. I swear this kid didn't start the maze with out group. He was a rescue child who was lost in the corn.
I made through the maze alive. A personal victory. Notice the corn leaf wrapped around my head to protect me from the sun. I've read Lord of the Flies and I've caught an episode or two or Survivor. I know how to play the game.
The proverbial carrot in front of my face. Nothing says responsibility like chaperoning children and wine tasting.
The fruits of our labor. I'm looking forward to cleaning these off of my Buick after some jerk-off neighbor kid smashes them to pieces on Halloween night.
Tuckered out after a long day of running from maze zombies and eating cupcakes.
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I have to say that child sitting is an exhausting experience. I couldn't imagine having to do this on a daily basis. Thankfully I can borrow them whenever I need to do childish things like Chuck E Cheese, going to Toys R Us, or running through a corn field. Now if they'll only incorporate wine tasting into the Build-a Bear experience...