Thursday, November 17, 2011

Our trip to the fair

Madison turned 5 last month and as a surprise Clint and I decided that we would take her to the fair. Madison is quite brave and loves to ride everything. Unfortunately her father and I are not thrill seekers. We let her ride all of the kiddie rides first but she kept looking at the bigger more thrilling rides and asking to ride them. Luckily for me I saw a friend of mine at the fair with her two little girls and we started talking about our girls. The fair had a ride called the Crazy Mouse, a roller coaster, and she said she couldn't get her girls to get on it with her. I told her that Madison wanted to ride it but I didn't. She offered to take Madison on the ride if I would watch her girls. Thank goodness I got out of that one! My luck soon ran out and my friend and her girls left to go home. Madison then decided she wanted to ride the Tilt a whirl, after she had me ride some other rides that spun and swung us all over. The Tilt a Whirl was the last ride of the day for me because when we got off I was so sick I thought I was going to lose my lunch right in the middle of the crowd. I ended up going out to the car to lie down and my husband got to finish taking Madison on the rides. I can't believe I got sick on the Tilt a Whirl! I never use to get sick on fair rides. I learned a lesson that day, I am not as young as I once was.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Field trip

The biggest catfish I have ever seen!

Madison watching as they feed fish

I think he was hiding from all the kids.

Look at those cute little faces!

It's never a good thing when you have a warning sign on your fence.

I loved the goats!

Riding the barrel swing.

Madison and her pumpkin

Playing on the corn hopper

Last month Madison got to go on her first field trip as a Busy Little Beaver. The trip was to the pumpkin patch. The parents all got to go and some of the grandparents also went. Madison's Mimi was able to come along with us on this trip. This was Mimi's first trip to the pumpkin patch but mine and Madison's second time.
The pumpkin patch is in the middle of nowhere so we got lost a few times trying to find our way. When we finally got to the pumpkin patch we got to watch as they fed the catfish. Those were some of the biggest catfish I have ever seen. They next stop along the way was to see all of the farm animals on the farm. Madison kept asking me when we were going to be on the field trip and I tried to explain to her that this was the field trip. She thinks a field trip is a hayride. I guess because the only field trip she had ever been on up till this point was a hayride on a farm.
Anyway, after we looked at the animals the kids got to go on the cow train followed by a trip to the pumpkin patch on a hayride. After we picked out the perfect pumpkins the children got to have free play on the farm playground. I think that free play was the favorite part of the field trip for most of the kids.
We had a great time on the field trip to the pumpkin patch and we are so glad that Mimi got to go along with us. I can hardly wait to see where our next trip takes us!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Madison's trip to Disney on Ice

October has been such a busy month with birthdays and Halloween and field trips! We started out October with my birthday, is it just me or do these birthdays come around more regular the older you get? Anyway, back in August Madison and I made a deal that if she could quit sucking her fingers by the time school started that we would take her to Disney on Ice in October. She loved sucking her fingers and I was not sure if this would work or not. To my surprise, it worked and she got to go on her trip to Disney on Ice!

Madison enjoyed the show and we let her pick out a souvenir to take home and she picked out a Nemo hat and cotton candy. We are so proud of our big girl for her success!

Madison starts school

So I have not have much time to blog lately, as you may have noticed. I have been very busy since Madison has started school. I decided to take a break today and catch up on some things that have been happening since I last blogged.

Madison started to school in September and loves it! I miss her so much when she is away at school and the house sure is quiet with her gone.

On the first day of school Madison was such a big girl she got out of the car and went into the school like a big girl. She did not act nervous or scared and was so excited to begin her day. I on the other hand went to the car and cried. She loves school so much that she is sad to see the weekends come because she doesn't get to go to school. She has made lots of new friends and is really enjoying her time away from mama. I hope her love of school continues for many years.