Field Trips and Trunks Full of Treats

This week has been full throttle to say the least. I guess the busy weekend carried over into this week. On Saturday, we went to the Glendale Crossing Festival, a one day event with a parade and around 500 booths of homemade crafts and excellent, festival food. Sunday afternoon, Caleb and I visited the Bernheim Forest for their annual event called Color Fest. The event has lots of cool things to do for little ones like; a hay ride, pumpkin painting, animals to look at, insects to look at, live music, and best of all a giant maze of hay. Pictures of both of these events have been taken, but have not been processed by the MeddersNation Labs at this point (well Bernheim is now uploading so I can include them in this post).

Fast forward to yesterday (Tuesday), and I took the day off of work to attend the Heartland Montessori School’s Field Trip to Lincoln’s Birthplace followed by a picnic and then a trip to the Crawford Farm’s Pumpkin Patch with Caleb. We had a great time! Most of the kids from the 2 classes at his school were present and we watched a movie about Abraham Lincoln before heading to the beautiful structure housing the log cabin he lived in once upon a time. We then spent some free time running around outside and then made our way back to the visitor center to complete our Junior Ranger packets. The kids took their oaths to protect the wilderness and received their official Junior Ranger badges. After our picnic in the same area, we went to the farm for adventures in a corn maze, hay maze, a tunnel of doom, livestock, and giant slide big enough for daddy to use. Caleb had a wonderful time spending the day with his classmates and learning about Abraham Lincoln.

Tonight, Caleb dressed up as Bob the Builder and we drove a few miles to Grace Heartland Church for their annual Trunk or Treat event. There were lots of trunks and a huge crowd of people dressed up and ready for candy! They had a DJ with fun music, a dance floor, and free food and games inside the gym as well. Caleb didn’t have any problems wiggling his way in and out of the candy hungry traffic and he was polite to everyone he said, “Trick or Treat” to.

Enjoy the slideshows below!

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