Howdy! Let's go have some fun!
First things first, Ellie wanted to play in the corn. So, she played in the corn.
Meanwhile, E.J. roamed all over the place and even had himself his own personal little hoedown.
Standing in some hay and feeling pretty country
VIDEO: E.J.'s Hoedown
An excellent baby containment device
Next up was some fun with animals. Ellie was very excited to ride a horse again!
She seemed much more stable up there this year (no pun intended, ha)!
Watching the horses
Then, we visited with the rest of the animals. The bunnies were a particular hit, especially with E.J., who laughed every time he touched that rabbit and gave it roughly a billion adorable baby kisses.
E.J. and his favorite part of the farm: a bunny named Sophie!
Ellie with bunny Midnight and a mini-horse (whose name I cannot recall)
So happy in hay.
Heart to heart with a goat
Next up was pumpkin patch time! Ellie did a lot of awkward toddler smiling while E.J. went up and down the ramp to the country shop as many times as his little legs would carry him. Which is ALL THE TIMES.
E.J. in the pumpkin patch
Ellie in the pumpkin patch
(Side Ellie story: a woman who worked at the farm complimented Ellie on her dress. She said, "What a pretty dress! Someone must really love you!" to which Ellie replied, "EVERYBODY loves me." Confidence, folks. She has it.)
Then, it was time to ride some farm rides. Ellie and Eric rode the "tractor bike," then the three of them rode the barrel train.
Ellie and Eric on the bike
Ellie selected T-Bone for her ride...
...while the W. men opted for Duchess.
Train circling a tree!
Sweet little E.J. held on to his daddy's hands the whole way
After the train, we visited with the pigs.
They were a-grunting
Here, piggy piggy!
Our last big adventure was the hayride to the corn maze. We boarded the hayride and went a short distance, where we stopped and fed treats to the cows.
Here come the cows!
Cow tongue taking the treat from Ellie!
Feeding the cows
Then it was on to the corn maze. We did a very abbreviated version of the maze just to get a taste of it. The kids were getting hungry and tired by that point so we weren't feeling particularly ambitious. But, you know, cute pictures of kids in corn!
It was a beautiful day!
Ellie in the corn maze
On our way!
Lead on, E.J.!
Corn maze selfie with my best girl
With my kiddos!
After our time in the maze we hopped back on the hayride back to "camp" and called it a day. What a great fall family outing!