Art Class! This week, Iz and I were on our own. Linsday and Chloe were home sick. We still had a good time but we missed them a lot!
I love this photo of Izzy. She was so excited to be there this week. I think the first week was a little overwhelming with all the new faces.
First we painted tiny pumpkins:
Then we made black cats with handprints.
She wasn’t in love with the black paint all over her hand but she enjoyed getting to play in the sink afterward. Also, look at how tired she looks. Six AM on a Saturday, folks. SIX AM.
Then we made a ghost out of a paper plate and tissue paper:
After a too short nap, we went to Millburn Orchards in Elkton, MD.
I love Millburn. Its just the right size for small kids. Big enough to be entertaining but small enough that it’s not overwhelming and exhausting. There are lots of things to climb on, a petting zoo, corn maze, hay rides, a smaller hay bale maze.
Iz really enjoyed the maze. She loves a good game of hide and seek. I wish you could have heard the squeals she was letting out. I really think the maze was her favorite part of the day.
But she didn’t want anything to do with this guy.
Have y’all see this video before?
My husband had not. So he didn’t really understand why I was giggling when I saw the same slide at Millburn. Nor could he see the humor when he had to go inside of it and them drag izzy out of it.
So I am pretty sure I may sneak back into Millburn at night and steal this little guy.
Or one of these cuties:
I could settle for these two:
Izzy was all about feeding the goats. Poor kid, I didn’t plan ahead well and only had a few quarters in the bottom of my purse.
We went on the hayride too. As is our luck, we sat with the most obnoxious people on the entire farm. There were three boys – probably ranging from 10-13 years old next to us. Seriously, these little a-hoo’s. Why do we always get stuck next to people like this. Their mother was smart. She sat all the way on the other side of the ride. When we sat down with Izzy, one boy informed me that he was going to throw hay at all of us. I just asked him to be mindful of Izzy. Its a hay ride, I can live with that. Whoopee! Lets toss a little hay around. Little did I know it was going to be a full on hay massacre with a side of hay tornados.
And the one kid was apparently allergic to hay. But that didnt stop him from completely burying himself in it while his mother screamed from the other end ‘KNOCK IT OFF! I DIDNT BRING AN INHALER!’. This is the same mom that we later heard screaming at the playground ‘If you do that again I am kicking your ass! Do you hear me?’. Nice.
Nonetheless, Izzy enjoyed the hayride.
We ended our tour of Millburn with the pumpkin house and some apple cider donuts from the gift shop. Yum!
After Millburn we went to my BFF’s house to visit and drop off some clothing for Maggie. Five boxes of clothing that Izzy will never wear again. I am so happy that our girl is strong and healthy and growing so well. But I shed a few tears packing up those clothes. Even though I am so in love with this little person she is becoming, I miss my tiny baby so much.
After some baby snugglin’ time with Maggie, we went out to dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant, La Tolteca. (I refuse to call it La Tonalteca – which is what they changed the name to.)
Aaaahhh, the big day! Izzy’s first time Trick or Treating. The last two years we just went to see relatives. But I really like Butterfingers, so we decided to go Trick or Treating.
Izzy went as Little Red Riding Hood (if you hadn’t already gotten that from the other photos). She was so excited to carry around her purple pumpkin bucket. But she was a little shy when it came to the actual ToTing.
We also lost the cape the originally came with the costume somewhere along the way. Fortunately her Auntie Kiely had knitted this cape for her last year.
P.S. I’ll still take that candy. 😉