A few weeks ago we told Owen that he was now a big boy and no longer needed his potty sticker chart. His prize would be his first bike. So we took him to Toys R Us and spent some gift cards that we’ve had from his past birthdays. It was pretty funny when he picked out a quad that he wanted. Sorry, buddy, I don’t think we’ll ever buy you a quad. I was surprised that Toys R Us had one. After pulling out a few bikes and testing them out, he chose a red one and a Nemo helmet. Since his head is so big we had to get a helmet for a 5-year-old. He is getting better at pedaling, but he still has a lot to learn.
Sometimes Owen is throwing mayonnaise and mustard packets on the floor of a restaurant because he is done eating and doesn’t want to wait for everyone else, and other times he is playing nicely at the zoo. Yesterday we had a great day at the zoo just the two of us. Since school is back in session, it wasn’t crowded at all. We spent a while looking at all of the animals and even got to check out the playground. We did so much walking that Owen fell asleep in the car on the ride home.
I’ve been wanting to check out Shenot Farms for a while now, and we finally got the chance to go on Friday. We went on a walking tour of the whole farm. It was a long walk that started out with seeing the cider press. Then we saw where they sort the apples for cider and box up the ones to sell. Next, it was off to the fields to see the corn and other vegetables that they grow with a quick stop in the barn to have an apple. There we also learned about all the vegetables they grow. When we made it back to where we started we got to drink some cider and the kids got a pumpkin and a coloring page. Everyone really enjoyed their time, and I think we’ll go back in a few weeks for a hayride to the pumpkin patch.