Last weekend, my family spent a few days enjoying the cooler New England weather while visiting my sister and her family. While we were there we visited Beech Hill Farm in Hopkinton, NH. The farm is great. There are animals for the kids to look at and pet. There is a h.u.g.e. dirt pile with buckets, shovels and tonka trucks for the kids to play in. There is a little country store with ice cream!
And there are cornmazes!
If you have never been in a cornmaze, well honestly, you aren't missing much. But to my two year old nephew, Ryan, there is nothing better! This maze was pretty easy to get through. It was designed for little kids and along the paths there were pictures of animals hidden in the corn for the children to find.
When I look at this picture:
I think about Ryan's excitement as he led the way through the maze.
- I think about the innocence of a child and how fleeting is this season of life.
- I think about how someday he is going to be as big as (or bigger than) those cornstalks.
- I think about how much I love my sister's kids and how I wish we lived closer to each other.
- I think about how much fun the cousins have together and how I hope they are always friends!
- I think about how sweet his little voice is when he said, "dis way out" or "I foun da ottah."
- I think about how fall is my favorite season!
- And I think that a three and half hour flight with 3 small children is totally worth it when I get to hang out in a cornmaze with this little guy!