Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Jack's Pumpkin Patch Visit

Last week, while Alexander was at school and Kai was playing with a friend, Jack and I went with his preschool to the pumpkin patch! We went to a really neat nearby farm where we got to ride in a hay wagon to the pumpkin patch, pick out several pumpkins from the field (Jack chose 3 mini white pumpkins), see chickens, peacocks, goats, and a pony, climb on a huge pyramid of hay bales, play on old tractor tires, go down a huge slide, ride the "moo-choo train," play in tunnels, and MORE! This is a really great family-run farm and it's especially nice to go with a school group because it is not open to the public during that time. So, Jack's class of 12 kids had the entire place to themselves. I went with Alexander 2 years ago, also.

Jack had a fabulous time. He really enjoyed every single minute of it and that is not always the case with Jack. Sometimes he takes a while to warm up to a new situation. So, I was really thrilled to be able to spend such a fun morning with him and to see him so happy. His face was lit up the entire time. I also loved seeing him interact with his preschool friends, and the fact that he is starting to open up with them and initiate play and conversation. His teacher did say that he is still pretty quiet at school, but he always, always says that he enjoys himself there and I think he is really starting to feel comfortable there and come out of his shell.

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