getting lost in a corn field
Avast ye mateys! Today was the kids’ first visit to a corn maze. Complete with a hay ride. And an obstacle course! Oh – and it was pirate themed…ARG!
Which, isn’t that convenient? Luca was planning on being a pirate for Halloween! He wasn’t that excited to be a pirate after I ordered the costume, stating that he instead wanted to be a motorcycle. Not sure what to do with that information, but this corn maze instilled his want to be a pirate. So yay for that.
So, of course, Claire insisted on wearing her costume, even though it has nothing to do with pirates. She insisted that she was the police officer of the pirates.
I’ll give her that one for creativity.
Maelie dressed as herself – which I describe as adorable.
Luca paraded around the corn maze in uniform complete with a parascope. (Well, it’s technically a telescope, but that’s neither here nor there. Point is – it’s Claire’s and she willingly shared.) He stayed in character the majority of the time, stopping every so often to check his parascope for treasure.
Holy crap do I have a good looking crew there. Kids? Adorable. Husband? Hottie-hot-hot. Me? Lucky.
It’s par for course that they’d be uncooperative for me. So I just squeeze the stuffing out of them to elicit smiles.
Mae was feeling existential.
Luca is all boy and part MacGyver. He sees mud and he has a pencil, so he makes a hole.
Pretty sure we got lost five times.
But the sun was shining and it was a beautiful day.
Of course, while on the hay ride, we saw all the cows in the pasture. As the kids waved and shouted, “Moo,” I said under my breath, “Hello cows. You’re all going to die very soon!” Which made Matt laugh and the kids ask an annoying amount of questions. (The corn maze is hosted at a meat farm.)
And since we were riding through 4 inches of mud, it was bumpy and Luca insisted on holding my hand.
And I loved every moment of it.