Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pumpkins and scarecrows and mazes, oh my!

Yesterday Lloyd and I and two of our daughters and their families went to a corn maze out in the farm country around Edmonton.  It was a beautiful fall day - sunny and cool and bright - perfect for our outing.

It was more than just a maze - there was a haunted house, and conscession stands, pumpkin patches, scarecrow making areas, petting zoo, and much, much more.  We took in as much as we could with 8 kids between the ages of 1 and 9 years old.

Here's an overview of some of the fun we had.

Part of a beautiful display ast the entrance of the farm

Kenzie, Sydney and Aidan with their pumpkins.  The girls have a
Harry Potter lightning bold painted on their foreheads.

Quinn tried to pick up every pumpkin she saw and take a bit out of them.

Aidan loved the scarecrow he made in the scarecrow barn

Max, Charlie and Kenzie are busy stuffing their scarecrow's head

We bought some delicious fudge at this candy shack.

Pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors were all over the place.

This beautiful owl watched over the pumpkin barn.

These live scarecrows wandered all over the grounds visiting with people and
having their pictures taken.

Six of our kids, with ice cream cones all over their faces
rode the wagon over to the corn maze.

There was a parking lot full of hearses with various gruesome creatures in them.


Kenzie, Elly, Aidan, Max, Charlie and Sydney at the entrance to the
Great Prairie Corn Maze

SIL Curtis riding herd on the kids as they made their way through the maze.

Elly and Max resting after their trip through the maze.

So thst was our very fun day in the country on this beautiful Thanksgiving weekend.  To all my fellow Canadians, I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.

Pat

11 comments:

Flora said...

What a wonderful thing to do with the family!! What memories!

Mickey said...

Great way to spend our first sunny day in a while. Looks like the kids had a wonderful time. Did they have the pumpkin shoot? (out of a cannon?) Not sure I like the addition of the hearsts! Scarecrow stuffing looked like fun!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Great pictures. Looks like a perfect autumn day and fun for the whole family. Love it.

Thisisme. said...

Happy Thanksgiving my friend! What a super place to visit, especially for the little ones. My grandchildren would love it - such a good idea . Loved all the super photos. They do look as if they're having a great time! Not so sure about the parking lot full of hearses!!!

Thisisme. said...

Happy Thanksgiving my friend! What a super place to visit, especially for the little ones. My grandchildren would love it - such a good idea . Loved all the super photos. They do look as if they're having a great time! Not so sure about the parking lot full of hearses!!!

TARYTERRE said...

Looks like a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. A perfect autumn day. The children are adorable getting into the spirit of things. I loved seeing the live scarecrows in your photos. Happy Thanksgiving, Pat.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your Thanksgiving. I loved seeing all the pictures and your grandchildren. It looks like loads of fun for everyone! Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

I spoke to Kenzie on the phone and she said it was AWESOME! Looks pretty cool. The corpses are disgusting and the walking scarecrows are creepy but I guess that's the idea! - Mary

frayedattheedge said...

It all looks fabulous!

Sush said...

What a lovely Fall day! I'm so thrilled for you and yours you were able to make such lovely memories..
Hugs~

Chatty Crone said...

I see you didn't lose anyone in the maze - teehee - looks like a lot fun - we haven't done it yet - but we go every year too! sandie