Return to Alpha & Omega Corn Maze

We made it again! Final fall considered one of our favourite fall actions slipped by us attributable to overly busy weekends however this 12 months 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 relating to actions at Alpha & Omega. It’s jam-packed with family-friendly enjoyable and our boys really have a area day at this farm every time 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 might conquer it earlier than transferring onto the opposite actions. The corn maze at Alpha & Omega is legit — we’re speaking significantly difficult, particularly in case you don’t scan the QR code and have a look at the map forward of time — and our boys cherished meandering by way 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 one million instances. All of us did a critical 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 large children cherished this), a big corn pit, an enormous 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 will 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 large pipe hamster wheels, Rhett was all concerning the little prepare trip that went across the property.

I’m not mendacity once 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 strong half-hour taking part in within the big sand pile which felt like a mini present to me and Ryan as we have been capable of sit on a bench collectively and simply chat whereas that they had a blast. I didn’t understand Alpha & Omega does an annual Nation Christmas occasion on the farm in November as properly so we might should make our means again in a few months as a result of we love this place a lot.

As soon as we made it dwelling, we jumped within the lake for a swim after which spent the remainder of our Saturday at dwelling, 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 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 might have pancakes available to reheat by way of the week and made a psychological observe to do that extra usually. Any little bit of meals prep I accomplish on a Sunday, regardless 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 dwelling and luxuriate in some chill time collectively. We performed some video games and dug into two of the subscription kits we’ve acquired as presents from household for the boys that we hold available for wet days.

First up was assembling and portray a chicken 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 completely happy 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 method to an area trampoline park for a celebration.

The trampoline park is all the time and endlessly considered one of our youngsters’ favourite locations and it was completely hoppin’ on Sunday afternoon. (Puns round listed below are all the time supposed.) A mix of wet climate and plenty of 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 in every single place.

After pizza and cupcakes and extra leaping, we stated our goodbyes and made our means again dwelling for our typical night routine. As soon as I had the boys settled in mattress, I learn a bit extra of The Summer I Turned Pretty and I’m completely having fun with the guide to date. My buddy Merri really useful the present by the identical identify 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 college drop offs and choose ups, a exercise, filming some content material for an upcoming Instagram collaboration in the course of the boys’ college time, a martial arts class for Chase and awaiting Ryan’s arrival again dwelling from New York this night.

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