October is a fun month. You get the beautiful fall colors, Halloween festivities, and it's still sunny and warm enough to spend time outdoors. Since Ty had had such a fun time going to Frightmares at Lagoon in Utah, I wanted to take him to our amusement park equivalent, Wild Waves. In addition to the amusement park rides they had an area for kids with a bouncy house obstacle course, slides, coloring, and crafts, all of which Ty thoroughly enjoyed. My only major complaint was that it opened far too late. During October they're only open on the weekends, 6pm on Friday and 5pm on Saturdays. This is far too late for children. All of my Saturdays were booked that month, so it had to be a Friday, and it was only about an hour before it was completely dark and Tyler started zoning out. I also think they charge too much for such limited attractions and limited hours. It's an hour away (two with traffic on our way down), and the amount of effort it took us to get 2 young children there and back was not worth the amount of enjoyment we got out of it. I don't know why they wouldn't want to remain open all day on Saturdays like Lagoon does. The lines were long and the park was crowded, so I'm sure it would bring them in more business.
We also took Ty to Chuck E Cheese a couple times that month. The play area is too big for him without shoes (he slips while climbing in socks) so sometimes if we go when it's not crowded I let him keep them on.
We also went back to Bob's Pumpkin Patch, but on a weekend this time when they have more activities available. I was a bit disappointed by their advertised apple cider donuts. I could not get the apple cider flavor from them at all. Otherwise it was a lot of fun.
Ty was actually willing to pose in the cardboard cutouts. I LOVE the one of him driving the truck.
A hot air balloon came over the pumpkin patch and landed not far from us. Ty was thrilled.
Allison was a black widow. We'd intended to make a web around her but didn't have the energy or patience for it. Mom took Ty around to the different activities while I nursed Allison and then went through the haunted house with Oscar. Both years it's been super cool. I can't believe how much they make of just the primary and relief society rooms.
The only downside was that I had some killer back pain after carrying Allison around that evening in the baby Bjorn. It was more than I'd put my back through in a long time since I wasn't allowed to do much lifting after the C section. It kept paining me for a couple of weeks.
We still had fun, though. I liked the ninja pumpkins, and the 3D story in the barn was super cute, though Ty was not interested in keeping his 3D glasses on. Ty liked climbing in all the different play areas, like an old boat and an old car. I had to be extra attentive to him since there was a LOT of muddy water around them.
After Ty's nap we took the kids over to Oscar's work to trick or treat. Allison got a costume change into a spinach burrito Oscar the Grouch found in his trash can. Notice the little tomatoes behind her head. Holding her in that foil kept scraching up my arms. Oscar took her since his costume prevented that from happening as much to him. His coworkers were delighted to meet her and see how much Tyler had grown.
Later that evening after a quick dinner, mom and I took Ty around our little neighborhood. Halloween is much more fun with a child that can ring doorbells. Ty didn't quite catch the concept, though. He'd sometimes try to give people candy from his own bucket!