The corn maze at this native farm is simply the tip of the iceberg in terms of actions at Alpha & Omega. It’s jam-packed with family-friendly enjoyable and our boys actually have a discipline day at this farm each time we go to! We spent greater than three hours on the expansive property and it was such a beautiful strategy to spend a sunny, 80-degree Saturday.
We timed our arrival with the opening of the corn maze and instantly headed into the maze to see if we might conquer it earlier than shifting onto the opposite actions. The corn maze at Alpha & Omega is legit — we’re speaking significantly difficult, particularly for those who don’t scan the QR code and take a look at the map forward of time — and our boys beloved meandering via the large cornstalks. I feel I heard them yell out “DEAD END!” once we reached a turnaround level and “ALERT! ALERT!” once they’d see a fallen cornstalk one million instances. All of us did a severe victory dance once we lastly emerged from the maze’s exit.
We then spent the remainder of our afternoon testing the opposite actions on the farm… and there have been a LOT of them!
We’re speaking rubber duck races, a Farmer 500 bike course (our large children beloved this), a big corn pit, a large sand pile, pipe slides, farm animal feeding, a tractor pull, leaping pads, paint ball goal taking pictures, pig races, hay rides and extra.
Are you able to see how it might be straightforward to spend hours at this place!?
Whereas Chase and Ryder have been into the larger child actions like paint ball goal taking pictures and operating within the large pipe hamster wheels, Rhett was all in regards to the little practice journey that went across the property.
I’m not mendacity once I say Rhett and I rode the practice a minimum of 4 instances collectively. He cracked me up by throwing his arms up as if he was in a rollercoaster time and time once more.
Our boys additionally spent a stable half-hour taking part in within the large sand pile which felt like a mini reward to me and Ryan as we have been in a position to sit on a bench collectively and simply chat whereas that they had a blast. I didn’t understand Alpha & Omega does an annual Nation Christmas occasion on the farm in November as properly so we could must make our means again in a few months as a result of we love this place a lot.
As soon as we made it house, we jumped within the lake for a swim after which spent the remainder of our Saturday at house, grilling out and making oatmeal apple crisp and do-it-yourself cinnamon ice cream for dessert. If you’re making apple pie or apple crisp this fall, please make this cinnamon ice cream to serve with it. I promise you’ll not remorse it! Our fav!
Ryan’s IronMan coaching is trucking alongside at full pace (he was up at 3 a.m. on Saturday to coach — ooph!) and whereas Ryan ran a billion miles and swam within the lake, the boys and I started our day with banana bread protein pancakes. I made an additional massive batch so we might have pancakes available to reheat via the week and made a psychological be aware to do that extra typically. Any little bit of meals prep I accomplish on a Sunday, irrespective of how small, all the time does wonders for a way I really feel going into the week.
As soon as Ryan was accomplished together with his run and swim, we had a relaxed Sunday morning collectively. It began to rain round 9 a.m. and by no means actually stopped all day lengthy. We took the rain as an indication to hang around at house and luxuriate in some chill time collectively. We performed some video games and dug into two of the subscription kits we’ve acquired as presents from household for the boys that we maintain available for wet days.
First up was assembling and portray a chicken home from a Highlights Package adopted by a nocturnal animal shadow puppet present from Little Passports’ Science Junior Package.
Each kits have been a success and entertained the boys for fairly some time! The one factor that broke their focus was a fast hair lower break with Dad which ended up making Ryder awfully completely happy as a result of he walked away with a lightning bolt in his hair courtesy of Ryan.
Ryan really needed to depart for New York on one other work journey round lunchtime which was a little bit of a bummer however after we mentioned goodbye and he headed off to the airport, the boys and I had plans of our personal and made our strategy to a neighborhood trampoline park for a celebration.
The trampoline park is all the time and ceaselessly one among our youngsters’ favourite locations and it was completely hoppin’ on Sunday afternoon. (Puns round listed below are all the time meant.) A mix of wet climate and many birthday events meant it was mayhem inside City Air however that didn’t hassle the boys within the least and so they had a blast leaping everywhere.
After pizza and cupcakes and extra leaping, we mentioned our goodbyes and made our means again house for our normal night routine. As soon as I had the boys settled in mattress, I learn a bit extra of The Summer I Turned Pretty and I’m completely having fun with the e book thus far. My good friend Merri really useful the present by the identical title to me so as soon as I’m accomplished with the e book I’m hoping to test it out, too.
As for immediately, it ought to look just like most Mondays round right here and contain a whole lot of faculty drop offs and choose ups, a exercise, filming some content material for an upcoming Instagram collaboration throughout the boys’ faculty time, a martial arts class for Chase and awaiting Ryan’s arrival again house from New York this night.
I hope you all have a fantastic week and thanks for making my weblog part of your Monday!