October 23, 2015

Kindergarten Field Trip

Just before Ella started school, she abruptly told me she'd changed her mind about doing part-time homeschool and that she wanted to go to kindergarten all day.

I told her that was fine, but asked what was giving her second thoughts.

"I just want to go on the field trips every day," she said.

After I explained that there wouldn't be field trips every day and probably only one or two the whole year, she reverted back to wanting to go part-time.

Yesterday as the long-awaited day and the two littler girls and I tagged along to spend the morning at the pumpkin patch.

The weather was just about perfect (77 degrees!), and Ella was delighted about riding the bus and meeting us at the pumpkin patch.

I was expecting a small farm, but this place was pretty enormous, with carnival rides, a big petting zoo, a train (which we didn't get around to riding), two corn mazes (which we got very lost in), and, of course, pumpkins.

The two older girls got to pick their own pumpkins, Star took a snooze in the stroller, and we had a little picnic on the grass. There were plenty of other kids around and it was fun to meet some of the other parents and students from Ella's class.

(P.S. The last time we went to a pumpkin patch, we only had two kids and Ani was so little I can hardly believe it! Also, I just really want a pumpkin patch with a corn crib like that again.)


  1. I couldn't help noticing that the trash cans appear to be sponsored by SRP. This is funny, and also reminded me of the time when I was on the staff at the Arizona State Senate and SRP took some of the staffers up in their helicopter. Probably the only time I will fly in a helicopter, and the only reason I remember SRP.

  2. I love your photos!! I am asking Santa for a new camera for Christmas. What do you use and do you recommend it? Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. I have a Canon 5D Mark iii (I just got it a few months ago) and it is fantastic. Before that, I had an entry level dSLR Canon Rebel which served me well for 5+ years!

  3. Your girls are so darling! And who knew Arizona could look so dreamy in the fall!?

  4. That picture with your 3 girls sitting together, hugging each other, just warms my heart. :)

  5. I want to go on field trips every day too.


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