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Monday, September 6, 2010

Soup in the corn maze

Since the morning was crisp and fall-ish, and we had no other plans for the day, we decided to go do one of our favorite fall activities:  the corn maze.  The people over at Mike's Maze did another outstanding job creating this year's maze, which had the theme of "finding art".  Really, these guys must sit around all winter thinkg this stuff up.  It's crazy.  The maze itself was a replica of the famous Andy Warhol print of the Campbell's Tomato Soup can

Hidden within the maze, but clearly marked on the map you're given, are quizzes and challenges.  This year we completed 4 block-type prints, each of four colors, of famous paintings.  We also answered more than enough of the quizz questions correctly to win each of the kids a little pumpkin.  Okay, you only need three correct answers, but still, I went to art school for four years and these questions weren't easy!  I have to admit, I was pretty impressed with my memory.

After finally exiting the maze, we had a snack of cider and fresh grilled corn with butter and basil....YUM...and then the kids had pony rides.

We have been to this maze several times in the past, and it has become a bit of a tradition now for our family.  S remembered going last year, and we all remembered how F, who had just turned two at the time, kept rounding each corner of the maze with an excited exclamation of, "CORN!" as if we hadn't been walking around the middle of a corn field for 45 minutes.

In preparation for the beginning of our homeschool year, which starts tomorrow, I have been immersed in setting the rhythms of each day and the rhythms of the week.  It is so wonderful to see how traditions are emerging in the rhythm of the seasons and years of our family.  I, and I'm sure the children, find it comforting to know that there is always something exciting coming soon for our family to celebrate together.  It is becoming such a joy to create for my family the opportunities that become these traditions and much cherished memories.  Together, we are very blessed indeed.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a wonderful time!! Where is this place? Family traditions are a wonderful thing. We go apple picking every year at a particular orchard, hay ride, caramel apples, the whole deal. We all look forward to it every year. I have great pictures of my Little Miss in the trees since she was little.