We picked our friend Ms. M up at 8 am and we drove down south to Anderson Orchard. There was many vendors, jams, apple orchard, and we spent some time there looking over the crafts and Ashton ate a apple cobbler.
Then we drove north up to Stony Creek Farms. They had a pumpkin patch, hay rides, hay maze, toy fishing pond, pony rides, bouncy floor, candle making station, and race track.
Of course she noticed the slid first off and went down it a few times.
We then passed a large haystack. Ashton was excited to run off and climb it right away. It was high up. the top wasn't packed tightly, so we had to hold her hand once at the top so her foot wouldn't fall in-between the hay bales. She had no fear, of course. And once at the top and hold our hand, she'd jump off the stacks to get down. Then she'd climb again. I think this was her favorite part of the day.
We then waited in line (much to Ashton's dismay) to get a hayride to the pumpkin patch. But once one she seemed to enjoy the ride. I was so proud that she stayed seated and didn't try to get up.
Then once in the fields, Ashton loved running and climbing the pumpkins. We picked the pumpkin on the left.
We then rode back and Ashton started playing in the hay. It was so cute!
Then back we were hungry and ate a bit. The cider slushie was amazing!!
We thought her too young for all the fun kids rides and entertainment, but she loved to watch and got to climb the haystack once more.
We then drove to Carmel's International Arts Festival. Though this is Japanese, it was small for kids, and got Ashton to get her head through.
There was a lot to see. And we spent a lot of time there. Ashton's favorite part was seeing all the doggies being walked, and she'd yell, "Doggie" and we'd walk her over to pet each one, no matter the size. She loved it.
We finished the day off at a great restaurant and got home in time for her bed. Luckily she was able to have a short nap in the care between places. She did so well. I'm so proud of her! It was a great day. I think we'll take her to Stony Creek again next year, and it will be even more fun and engaging for her!