Return to Alpha & Omega Corn Maze

We made it again! Final fall one in all our favourite fall actions slipped by us as a result of overly busy weekends however this yr we have been decided to move to Hamptonville, North Carolina for Alpha & Omega‘s annual corn maze.

The corn maze at this native farm is simply the tip of the iceberg in the case of actions at Alpha & Omega. It’s jam-packed with family-friendly enjoyable and our boys really have a area day at this farm each time we go to! We spent greater than three hours on the expansive property and it was such an exquisite approach to spend a sunny, 80-degree Saturday.

We timed our arrival with the opening of the corn maze and instantly headed into the maze to see if we may conquer it earlier than shifting onto the opposite actions. The corn maze at Alpha & Omega is legit — we’re speaking critically difficult, particularly for those who don’t scan the QR code and take a look at the map forward of time — and our boys beloved meandering by way of the big cornstalks. I feel I heard them yell out “DEAD END!” after we reached a turnaround level and “ALERT! ALERT!” once they’d see a fallen cornstalk one million instances. All of us did a severe victory dance after we lastly emerged from the maze’s exit.

We then spent the remainder of our afternoon trying out the opposite actions on the farm… and there have been a LOT of them!

We’re speaking rubber duck races, a Farmer 500 bike course (our huge youngsters beloved this), a big corn pit, a large sand pile, pipe slides, farm animal feeding, a tractor pull, leaping pads, paint ball goal capturing, pig races, hay rides and extra.

Are you able to see how it could be straightforward to spend hours at this place!?

Whereas Chase and Ryder have been into the larger child actions like paint ball goal capturing and working within the huge pipe hamster wheels, Rhett was all concerning the little prepare experience that went across the property.

I’m not mendacity after I say Rhett and I rode the prepare at the least 4 instances collectively. He cracked me up by throwing his arms up as if he was in a rollercoaster time and time once more.

Our boys additionally spent a stable half-hour enjoying within the large sand pile which felt like a mini reward to me and Ryan as we have been capable of sit on a bench collectively and simply chat whereas they’d a blast. I didn’t understand Alpha & Omega does an annual Nation Christmas occasion on the farm in November as properly so we might must make our means again in a few months as a result of we love this place a lot.

As soon as we made it residence, we jumped within the lake for a swim after which spent the remainder of our Saturday at residence, grilling out and making oatmeal apple crisp and home made cinnamon ice cream for dessert. In case you are making apple pie or apple crisp this fall, please make this cinnamon ice cream to serve with it. I promise you’ll not remorse it! Our fav!


Ryan’s IronMan coaching is trucking alongside at full velocity (he was up at 3 a.m. on Saturday to coach — ooph!) and whereas Ryan ran a billion miles and swam within the lake, the boys and I started our day with banana bread protein pancakes. I made an additional massive batch so we may have pancakes readily available to reheat by way of the week and made a psychological word to do that extra usually. Any little bit of meals prep I accomplish on a Sunday, irrespective of how small, all the time does wonders for a way I really feel going into the week.

As soon as Ryan was executed along with his run and swim, we had a relaxed Sunday morning collectively. It began to rain round 9 a.m. and by no means actually stopped all day lengthy. We took the rain as an indication to hang around at residence and revel in some chill time collectively. We performed some video games and dug into two of the subscription kits we’ve obtained as items from household for the boys that we maintain readily available for wet days.

First up was assembling and portray a fowl home from a Highlights Equipment adopted by a nocturnal animal shadow puppet present from Little Passports’ Science Junior Equipment.

Each kits have been successful and entertained the boys for fairly some time!  The one factor that broke their focus was a fast hair reduce break with Dad which ended up making Ryder awfully blissful as a result of he walked away with a lightning bolt in his hair courtesy of Ryan.

Ryan truly needed to depart for New York on one other work journey round lunchtime which was a little bit of a bummer however after we stated goodbye and he headed off to the airport, the boys and I had plans of our personal and made our approach to an area trampoline park for a birthday celebration.

The trampoline park is all the time and endlessly one in all our children’ favourite locations and it was completely hoppin’ on Sunday afternoon. (Puns round listed here are all the time meant.) A mixture of wet climate and many birthday events meant it was mayhem inside City Air however that didn’t hassle the boys within the least they usually had a blast leaping everywhere.

After pizza and cupcakes and extra leaping, we stated our goodbyes and made our means again residence for our normal night routine. As soon as I had the boys settled in mattress, I learn somewhat extra of The Summer I Turned Pretty and I’m totally having fun with the guide thus far. My buddy Merri advisable the present by the identical title to me so as soon as I’m executed with the guide I’m hoping to test it out, too.

As for immediately, it ought to look much like most Mondays round right here and contain plenty of faculty drop offs and decide ups, a exercise, filming some content material for an upcoming Instagram collaboration in the course of the boys’ faculty time, a martial arts class for Chase and awaiting Ryan’s arrival again residence from New York this night.

I hope you all have an incredible week and thanks for making my weblog part of your Monday!