Saturday, October 29, 2011

Our trip to Hillridge Farms

Last week I took the children to Hillridge Farms.  We go to Hillridge Farms every year.  This tradition started when Martin was only 2 years old!  They started by running through the maze!

Then we headed for the corn house!

Then we headed up the giant hill to slide down the giant slide!
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Rosalie LOVED it.  She slid down with me ... and a little later went down with big brother Martin!
Next we headed to the duck races!  So much fun!
We stopped for a quick picture at the Indian Tent!
Then we went on the hayride!
Posing for a picture in the field of pumpkins!
Next we went to jump on the huge jumping pillow!  They absolutely LOVED doing this.  It was new to Hillridge Farms this year and a total hit!
Rosalie loved it too!
We went for a ride on the train.

Then we spent a ton more time back in the corn house. 
Soup anyone?
Then we headed back to the slide ... and at this point, Martin took over for me and started sliding down with Rosalie.  He loved taking care of her on the slide and didn't want to slide by himself anymore after that!
He's such a sweet big brother!
...and of course, we had to ride the train again ... this time on the caboose!
We also jumped in the jump house, jumped a few more times on the jumping pillow, and we did the gemstone panning.  I wish that I had gotten a picture of them finding their gems ... but I was too busy helping Rosalie.  This was the first year they went panning for gems, and they all LOVED it and kept saying thank you over and over again for letting them do it!  We usually go each year with my Mom, and she wasn't able to come this year.  We are looking forward to our visit next year when my Mom will be able to join us.  The one thing that was different for us this year, was that we didn't have to rush off for anyone to take a nap.  So, we got to the farm at 10:00 AM and we didn't leave until 4:00 PM.  It was so much fun to spend most of the day there!  We also went on a day that wasn't very crowded, so we didn't have to wait in any lines. 


  1. In the last picture I love Rosalie trying to put her head in the picture hole! Too cute! Glad all of you had such a fun day!
    -Lauren Faison

  2. Ya'll did a TON of stuff there this year! How awesome that you could spend most of the day and not have to rush home for naps!!! Loved your pictures!

  3. Looks like another fun day with your precious family! Wow! That's a lot of corn! :)