Corn Maze FUN!

20140910-143515.jpgLast year we conquered our first corn maze and right NOW livingsocial.com is having a GREAT DEAL. If you live in Central Florida, I recommend Scott’s Maze Adventure. Click HERE, to take advantage of Livingsocial.com’s offer.

*To see our first corn maze adventure, click here.

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Corn Maze Fun

S.MazeLast weekend we took a trip to Mount Dora, to participate in our first ever corn maze! I started planning the trip about a month a go, when I received a Livingsocial.com email advertising a Long and Scott Farms special admission to their corn maze. Normally, they charge between $11 and $9 dollars for an adult and youth but Livingsocial.com had them for $5…I jumped on it and I’m so glad I did!

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Worried about getting lost…have no fear, as you enter the course you are handed a flag to hold up when you have had enough and can’t find your way out. Thankfully we didn’t give in and I’m proud to say we found our way out!

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There’s always time to stop and explore along the path.

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Felling a little hot…take a run through the “Misting Maze”!
They have a 60 foot long Super Slide for all ages! Guests tall enough to slide by themselves are able to enjoy this thrilling sensation!
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The girls’ favorite had to be the Zip Line!
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My favorite was the food! It didn’t sound good at first but I gave it a try…fresh cut fried pickles…Yummy!
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My number one recommendation is to bring lots of water or have the cash to buy some!
For more information you can go to Scott’s Maze Adventure.

Adventure is Out There

After two weeks of packing, moving, unpacking and building things, we decided to take a break. We planned a Boy Family Adventure through Split Oak Forest Mitigation Park.

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Alayna and Kayla brought their notepads to document all the interesting things they found along the trail.

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We found this little guy hanging out on one of the info signs. photo (25)

Josiah had a blast running free and playing in the dirt!IMG_4327

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IMG_4325IMG_4333photoOur adventure took us 3.1 miles through one of Florida’s deep wooded forest. Thankfully it was cloudy, low humidity and a gentle wind kept blowing through the trees. We took many water breaks and were all able to complete the North Loop trail! I’m so proud of all our adventurers for not giving up!

Hands-On

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Field Trip Day! The hubby was off and the weather was beautiful. I had bought a Groupon a while back for Green Meadows Farm (www.greenmeadowsfarm.com) so, we took advantage of it weather and off we went.

To me, there is no greater way to learn than hands on. There is a powerful connection that takes place when you holding something…you learn about it. It is no longer a picture in your head or words from a teacher (parent), but the idea, the lesson, the thought becomes alive right before you. Hands-on activities encourage a lifelong love of learning and motivates students to explore and discover new things

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Scheduling one field trip a month or every other month will restore focus and spark engagement in our children’s learning. You won’t regret taking breaks from the “classroom” and jumping into the world that was created for us to explore and play in.

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Psalm 104:10-14 “He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. The birds of the air nest by the waters; they sing among the branches. He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work. He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate-bringing forth food from the earth.” (NIV)

Psalm 104: 24-25 “How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number-living things both large and small.” (NIV)