Return to Alpha & Omega Corn Maze

We made it again! Final fall one among our favourite fall actions slipped by us resulting from overly busy weekends however this yr we had 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 actually have a discipline day at this farm at any time when we go to! We spent greater than three hours on the expansive property and it was such an exquisite method 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 transferring onto the opposite actions. The corn maze at Alpha & Omega is legit — we’re speaking critically difficult, particularly when you don’t scan the QR code and take a look at the map forward of time — and our boys liked meandering by means of the large cornstalks. I feel I heard them yell out “DEAD END!” after we reached a turnaround level and “ALERT! ALERT!” after they’d see a fallen cornstalk 1,000,000 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 massive youngsters liked this), a big corn pit, an enormous sand pile, pipe slides, farm animal feeding, a tractor pull, leaping pads, paint ball goal taking pictures, 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 had been into the larger child actions like paint ball goal taking pictures and working within the massive pipe hamster wheels, Rhett was all in regards to the little practice trip that went across the property.

I’m not mendacity once I say Rhett and I rode the practice a minimum of 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 taking part in within the large sand pile which felt like a mini present to me and Ryan as we had been capable of sit on a bench collectively and simply chat whereas they’d a blast. I didn’t notice Alpha & Omega does an annual Nation Christmas occasion on the farm in November as properly so we could must make our method again in a few months as a result of we love this place a lot.

As soon as we made it house, we jumped within the lake for a swim after which spent the remainder of our Saturday at house, grilling out and making oatmeal apple crisp and do-it-yourself 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 pace (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 giant batch so we may have pancakes readily available to reheat by means of the week and made a psychological notice to do that extra typically. Any little bit of meals prep I accomplish on a Sunday, irrespective of how small, all the time does wonders for the way I really feel going into the week.

As soon as Ryan was completed together 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 house 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 preserve readily available for wet days.

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

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

Ryan really needed to go away for New York on one other work journey round lunchtime which was a little bit of a bummer however after we mentioned goodbye and he headed off to the airport, the boys and I had plans of our personal and made our method to a neighborhood trampoline park for a party.

The trampoline park is all the time and without end one among our youngsters’ favourite locations and it was completely hoppin’ on Sunday afternoon. (Puns round listed here are all the time supposed.) A mixture of wet climate and plenty of birthday events meant it was mayhem inside City Air however that didn’t trouble the boys within the least they usually had a blast leaping far and wide.

After pizza and cupcakes and extra leaping, we mentioned our goodbyes and made our method again house for our regular night routine. As soon as I had the boys settled in mattress, I learn just a little extra of The Summer I Turned Pretty and I’m completely having fun with the guide to this point. My pal Merri really helpful the present by the identical title to me so as soon as I’m completed with the guide I’m hoping to test it out, too.

As for in the present day, it ought to look just like most Mondays round right here and contain lots of college drop offs and decide ups, a exercise, filming some content material for an upcoming Instagram collaboration through the boys’ college time, a martial arts class for Chase and awaiting Ryan’s arrival again house from New York this night.

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