Friday, October 21, 2016

Life After the Car Seat... Big A turned 8

Big A is now officially a 8 year old. He is officially out of the booster seat in the car... a big step. As I look over the pictures from this years birthday shoot I can't believe how much he has grown-up over the last year. At the photo shoot he had his own ideas for poses (some pretty awesome). He was kind of shy around the photographer (a first) and the warmed up as we went. Listening to him talk to the photographer about his life and likes again I was so struck by how very grown-up he has gotten.... How did this happen? It makes me tear up a bit (I know weepy mom mode!) whatching the "baby boy, little guy times fade into the past. He is such a bright, funny, kind, playful, thoughtful little guy. I am so blessed to be his Mom, watching him grow!

A thank you to FotoFly photography for once again giving me outstanding birthday shots of A!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Crazy Corn Maze... Be A-MAZED!!!

Halloween is one of my Favorite holidays (okay , probably is my favorite holiday!). I like to go full out and do lots of fun Halloween things with A and A. I mean Halloween is not embedded with present buying or family functions, no real pressure (like some other red and green holidays).It's all fun and games and I want to make the most of it.

As we started making our spooky plans the first thing both A and A mentioned they wanted to do wa the Crazy Corn Maze again. Last year we took them and weren't sure what to expect...they LOVED it! SO the Crazy Corn maze was back on the list!

We decided to mix it up a bit this year and start a bit later in the evening so it got dark about half-way though the maze. It was perfect! the kids got to be in the depth of the maze and get comfortable while it was still light and then got to enjoy the spookiness of finishing up in the dark...perfect!

The Crazy Corn maze is the perfect size...long enough to make it worth your wild but not so long that the kids (and you) get bored. The price is right the size is perfect and the fall fun is plentiful... what are you waiting for???


8800 South 4000 West  West Jordan, UT

Dates of maze: September 23-October 31.
Dates of haunt:Sept 23,24,30 then October 1-30. Haunt open Tuesday-Saturdays

Hours of operation
Mon-Thu 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri 6:00pm - 11:30pm
Sat 12:00 noon - 11:30pm
Sun Closed
Last ticket sold one hour prior to closing.

Maze $7.50 ages 10+
Maze $4.50 child ages 5-9 (4 & under FREE)
Haunt $14.00 (Fast Pass add $5.00)
Combo (maze & haunt) $16.00 

Click HERE for a coupon!!!


Fun Photo Ops!



Monday, October 3, 2016

Utah's Top Halloween Attractions 2016

Halloween is my favorite Holiday. Don’t get me wrong… I lOVE Christmas and Thanksgiving and Easter and all the rest, but Halloween has a special spot in my heart. As the mom of two little monsters most of my favorite Halloween past times aren't appropriate... Super Scary Haunted Houses, Horror Movies, but I don't want to let that stop me from celebrating the holiday with some family friendly Halloween fun!

Here's a list of the top 2016 Utah Halloween adventures that are fun for the whole family. I searched out all the info and want to share, save you some googling time! So here they are (in no particular order!)

Crazy Corn Maze

 Location: 8800 South 4000 West, West Jordan, UT 84088
Attractions: Pumpkin patch, Corn Maze, Haunted Corn Maze
Schedule: Maze Sept 24-Oct 31. Haunt Oct 2-Oct 30

Hours of operation
Mon-Thu 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri 6:00pm - 11:30pm
Sat 12:00 noon - 11:30pm
Sun Closed
Prices: Maze $7.50 ages 10+
Maze $4.50 child ages 5-9 (4 & under FREE)
Haunt $14.00 (No waiting in line VIP $18.50)
Combo (maze & haunt) $15.50  (VIP $20.00)

Cornbelly’s at Thanksgiving Point
Location: Thanksgiving Point
3003 North Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043

Attractions: TONS! Corn Maze, Climbing Wall, Corn Cannons, Giant Slide, Pumpkin Patch, Cow Train, Insanity Point Haunts (Scarier Fun for the Adventurous!), Hayrides, Inflatable and much more!
Schedule: September 30 - Oct 29
Monday-Thursday: 4-9 pm

Friday-Saturday 10am - 11 pm

Sunday Closed
Prices: Attraction Passes Ranging from $11.95 - $24.95

Gardner Village Witchfest
Attractions: Witch Scavenger Hunt, Witch Displays, 6 Hags Witches adventure

Location: 1100 W. 7800 S., West Jordan, UT 84088

Schedule: Mon – Thur 11am – 7pm Fri & Sat 11am – 8pm, Sunday closed

Prices: Scavenger hunt and displays Free, 6hags $6 ages 1 and up includes all activities

  Frightmares at Lagoon

Location: 375 North Lagoon Drive Farmington, Utah 84025

Attractions: All the rides of Lagoon PLUS 6 Haunted Houses ranging from a lootle scary to super scary!, 2 Trick or Treat walk thrus, 2 Stage shows and loads of roaming “entertainment.” Plus the park is COMPLETELY decorated for Halloween with tons of amazing photo op places!  
Hours of operation
Weekends September 16 – October 30  
Fri 5pm - 11pm
Sat 11am - 11pm
Sun 11am – 8pm
Prices: Adults $55.95 Children (Under 48”) $38.50 (Discount Tickets Available at Costco!)

 Pumpkin Point Farms
Attractions: Pumpkin Patch with 35 different varieties, Childrens Corn Maze and Tractor rides
Location: 11900 S 3600 W Riverton, UT 84065

Schedule: Tractor Rides (Mon, Fri & Sat 5pm-7pm)  
Prices: Pumpkins from $.50 - $12.00 Maze and tractor rides Free with pumpkin purchase

Black Island Farms

Attractions: Utah’s Largest Corn Maze, Animal Alley, Bonfires, Cow Train, Grain Shoot Slide, Straw Mountain, Pig Races, Corn Box, Bounce House, Pumpkin Patch, Farm Hayrides   
Location: 3178 S. 3000 W, Syracuse, UT 84075
Schedule: Sept 23 – Oct  31

Mon-Thurs 4pm – 10pm
Fri 4pm – Midnight
Sat 10am – Midnight
Sun 11am – 5pm

Corn Maze and Courtyard: Adults $11 Kids (Ages 12-2) $9
Nightmare Acres: Adults & Kids $16
Harvest Hayride: Adults $9 Kids $6