Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Day at the Zoo. I mean...Pumpkin Patch

What a crazy morning!! Mason and all his classmates loaded the school bus and headed out to Pasco to visit the Country Mercantile. They have really fun things for school kids to do. Mostly it's just preschool and kindergarten kids that come. Then there's the families that come at night and on the weekends. The problem is that they are becoming so popular that I think they are taking advantage of that. There must have been at least 4 school buses there today. There were kids EVERYWHERE!!!! From Jason Lee we had two classes, close to 50 kids! The kids were supposed to stay with their group, the same group they sit with at school. We all know what happens when you get a bunch of excited kids to a place like that, group, what group? Plus keeping track of what class kids were in was a little difficult also.

Of course the kids had a great time. They have huge hay pyramid for the kids to climb on, a hay maze made out of hay bales, a small barn with animals to pet and then of course the tractor pulled hay ride out to the pumpkin patch. The kids are instructed that they have to pick a pumpkin that they can carry by themselves. Quite a few kids need reminding of that rule, including my son! I kept telling him that we would come as a family with Daddy and he could get a big pumpkin then.

The kids were also given a snack while they were there, a cookie and some kind of juice. I was just so hard to keep all those kids together. In fact, one little girl towards the end picked up her pumpkin from the pile and proceeded to walk to the bus. Then when we were checking all our groups we found she was missing. Luckily there's enough staff there with radios that they were all on it and found her in no time, walking to the bus. But that's what happens when they cram so many kids in one day!!

Getting pictures proved to be a little difficult with all the chaos. So these aren't real great.
Mason and his friend from school, who's also in his Primary Class.
Spencer with his perfect pumpkin.
Spencer and Becky.
Let's feed a bunch of kids sugar cookies and juice. :)
Mason was the first to make it out of the hay bale maze.
Mason with his small pumpkin, yet notice how much larger it is than the couple around him?
Spencer had no problem reaching right in to pet animals.
And the pig? Just had to take his picture.

Spencer on the hay pyramid (top). Mason at the top of the pyramid. He was the first one up there too.

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