Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Corn Maze

Halloween morning we took off to Hondo for the South Texas corn maze.  Despite being a longer drive than expected (Texas is BIG!) we had a great time.  Here’s some picture highlights of our time there.

Henry climbing to the irrigation pipe slide.  Nice use of everyday farm stuff.

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Pumping water for the rubber duck races

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Henry posing in the maze.  I have no idea where he learned to pose like this but I love it.  Such a little model.

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Climbing the bridge in the maze.  Fun way to see just how big the maze is.  another great pose by Henry.

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About to leave the maze.  We followed all the scripture based clues and never made a wrong turn.  Despite not having a clue what the answer to question 3 was.  “what animal was the first out of the ark?”  and no, dove was not one of the options.

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Listening to the cowboy story-teller.  Great animal sounds and fun stories.  I got to play the role of a skunk in one of the stories.  Lots of fun.  :)  He came and talked to us for 20 minutes after.  He and Dell had fun chats about bats.  I guess he leads a tour at a nearby state park known for its bats.

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Lizzy was doing this when an employee came up and asked us to enter her in the costume contest.  We knew we had to do it when they said she had a good chance of winning cause she was so cute.  And she did.  2nd prize.  Which got us a little pumpkin, a medium bag of kettle corn, and a drink.  Not bad work Lizzy.  Way to go.  Everywhere we went people stopped us to tell us how cute she is.  Does a mom like anything more?

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Jumping on the giant air “pillow”

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How tall is batman this year?

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Halloween

 

Sorry to the grandparents that we haven’t posted these pictures earlier.  Here’s the kids in their Halloween costumes.  Wish we’d been able to capture more shots of Henry.  We may have to recreate some moments just to get his great batman moves.

Henry as Batman

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(this is actually not the complete costume.  The complete costume calls for all black clothing, but this was at the corn maze and we didn’t want all black with that much hay around.  And at trick or treating time we were all too excited to remember to take pictures.  At least you can see a good batman pose.)

Lizzy as a flower child/princess/fairy/puff

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She actually took second place at the corn maze costume contest in this.  We just think she’s cute. 

More pictures of the Lizzy girl

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Hay is such a pain to get out of tulle.  But so worth it to get a fun picture of her.