Monday, September 17, 2012

A Character with a Cause

We are taking on a fun character to be part of our pumpkin patch this is Spookley the Square Pumpkin!  He is a character from a book (called Spookley the Square Pumpkin) and now a movie that is on Disney Jr.

Not only is he cute, but he promotes a good cause. October is National Bullying Prevention month, so it's a good time to raise awareness to children about bullying and the negative effects it has on everyone. Because Spookley is different since he is a square pumpkin, he is made fun of and feels bad about himself. Then he has the chance to prove himself and show that everyone is important, no matter what they look like!

The story is really cute, and we will be sharing it in our story times this season!  We will also be playing the movie in the art barn this season too.  The books and DVDs will be available to purchase in our market, and our corn maze will have a "Spookley hunt" in it as well!

Come check out Spookley!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Emu Whisperer

We have two emus and they sure are funny birds!

Our son is about the same heighth as them and so maybe they don't feel threatened by him..... they let him stand by them, pet them and get up close and personal. My husband says they run away or try to chase him when HE is in their pen.

Maybe Kaleb is the emu whiperer...

                                                                staring contest