A Week of Fall and Almost Birthdays

This week we took a break from school to celebrate fall and to prepare for a weekend of birthday. It is nice to have the flexibility to take a week off whenever it's needed.

I printed out tons of fall-themed printables for the girls to work on when there was unfilled down-time. They both have really started to enjoy cutting and pasting and even LittleL.G. is getting pretty good with scissors.

With school taking up most of our mornings, we haven't had many opportunities to get out and enjoy the fall weather so we made sure to spend plenty of time outside this week.

The most fun we had was Wednesday when we visited Liberty Ridge Farm.  This was another of the places I "always wanted to visit" as we have driven past it many, many times on the way back and forth to NH.  Our neighbors went on a field trip there last week and said they had a blast so I figured we might as well check it out.  Well worth the trip!

Liberty Ridge had some of the same "farm activities" as Ellms', but in a different format and with some things that were new and exciting. It being Yom Kippur, which many districts around us have off from school, and there being a few large school groups (from districts that don't have it off?) it was extremely crowded.

Fortunately, we arrived just as it opened and had some first class treatment at the petting zoo while we were the only ones there.

There was also an incredible treehouse playground, racing hamster wheels, and a hill slide that both girls didn't want to leave.

We skipped the jumping pillow because it was too crowded and were only able to spend a little while in the giant corn bin.

LittleL.G.'s favorite part, not a surprise, was the farm "show".

MiniM.E. loved the racing pigs and volunteered to cheer one on, winning a pig nose. After the race we were even allowed to hang out in the shed and pet the racing pigs!

My favorite part was that at a farm with a lot of walking, there was a trolley which ran continuously throughout the farm. The kids loved riding it and it was nice not to have to walk miles toting a twenty pound toddler.

Can't wait to take Daddy back with us next year!

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