OK, so I'm taking a slight break from posting Down Syndrome Awareness Facts, and focusing on some family fun... John Michael had an awesome time at Dave's Pumpkin Patch last weekend. It was his first time on a pony and he was soooo happy to be there (after not wanting to get on in the first place!)
Greta, striking a pose in the corn maze. This thing was huge and took a good 20 minutes to navigate through. Luke was well ahead of all of us... I was actually worried that he could get lost in the corn!
Here, piggy, piggy... stinky little things... The stench didn't deter John Michael one bit...
Finally, the kids ended up in the feed corn box. Luke was having a grand ol' time. I think every home needs one of these :-) So much cleaner than sand and fun to play with...
You can probably imagine how many corn kernels I found in the bathtub at bathtime... LOL!
Big brother, Nic, thought it was better than his mattress. (Sorry, big guy!)
This was not a flashy pumpkin farm by any means, but it did have lots to offer. It was a Groupon deal I purchased, so we headed out there to try a new place. Our family loves to spend time outdoors, and for John Michael, it was also therapeutic, like OT and PT wrapped up neatly in one fun package... While there, he worked on gross motor (climbing the hay bales and running through the corn maze), fine motor (shoveling corn kernels), and sensory issues (riding a pony and feeling the corn kernels with his fingers and on his lap) all while having fun.
Remedy for a happy family outing... enjoy the simple things in life, find fun things to do in the ordinary, spend time with the family outdoors in nature and unplugged. It's good for the soul and good for the family.