Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Walker's 1st Field Trip!

Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins!  It's my favorite time of the year!  All the beautiful colors, the crisp air and the last chances to get outside before the dark cold winter!

It's a right of passage in our area to visit Maples farm, go for a hay ride, feed the furry cows and then pick out the perfect pumpkin.  I was happy to accompany Walker and his class on their very 1st field trip yesterday!
The children rode the bus and I followed in my van in order to take Walker's chair with us.  I knew that I would have to carry him on the wagon ride, but wanted to be able to wheel him around the rest of the time.  He is getting pretty heavy and big to carry these days!

First we visited a small animal area but Walker's chair wouldn't fit through the walkway with all the other kids, so we chilled out outside by the pony.It was probably for the better since the smells and sounds might have been too much for Walker.  Next the class went through the corn maze but Walker was ready for a snack. We visited with the OT and PT therapists that were there and it gave me some time to catch up with them.  After, we headed over to the bounce house and slide.  I wanted him to participate so I took off my shoes and climbed in with him.  His classmates were happily bouncing as I held him tight in my lap.  He really seemed to enjoy it!

Finally it was time for us to go on the hay ride!!  I was more excited than he was, because by this time he was spent!

His teacher and aid, picked out the best pumpkin while Walker and I cuddled on the wagon.  It was really nice to just hang out with him, since we often don't get uninterrupted time at home! He slept the remainder of the trip so we had to wait until he got home from school to take his picture with his pumpkin!
But as you can see, it was well worth the wait!!