We learned about pumpkins, squash, corn, soybeans, hay, straw, and honey. I think this was the fifth time I have been to that same place for preschool field trips. (My mother went with Mason two years ago because I had just given birth to Sawyer.)
We went through a straw maze. There were so many rambunctious, mostly unsupervised preschoolers (from another group) that it was difficult to make it through without stepping on someone. This was the only photo of many that didn't have other children trying to cut around her or trying to plow me down when I stopped.
After the field trip, we took the opportunity to make a few Halloween decorations. I had seen in the Matthew Mead Halloween book the idea of spray painting a pumpkin with chalkboard paint. I loved this idea. After three stores, I finally found the spray paint at Michaels (Walmart, Target, and Lowes do not carry it in spray paint). I also picked up a faux pumpkin at Michaels that was half off, instead of using a real one, like in the book.
The kids love it. In fact, he has a face on the front (drawn by Spenser) and "Booooo" on the side (written by Mason) and maybe a thing or two on the back.
So the indoor decorations are coming together slowly. But it's the outdoor decorations the boys can't wait for. Since October 1st, they ask every day about decorating our front porch. With the strobe light. And black light. And fog machine. And the glow-in-the dark skeleton. And encasing the front porch in black plastic. It's going to be a spooky one ...