Monday, October 08, 2012

A-Maisie-ing Maisie and friends at the maize maze 2012

Sunday morning Maisie and Eammon & I met up with Lisa, Doug & Briana and Kathy, Matt & Chani for our fifth annual Cagle’s day where we enjoyed a day of farm fun and getting lost in the maize maze.  As always it was a fun day for the girls and the adults.

IMG_5552e1We arrived at the farm when it first opened and it was chilly, but thankfully not as cold as last year.

IMG_5556eWe started our morning with the maize maze.  Each year I look at my entrance to the maze photo and think that these girls are growing up way too quickly.

Maze 2011 Here they are in 2011, not a huge difference from this year.

Maze 2010 But in 2010 I was still seeing those toddler faces, especially on Chani.

Maze 2009Toddlers, all three in 2009

Maze 2008 Such tiny cutie-patooties at our inaugural visit in 2008.

IMG_5561e As usual, the girls were off and running, leading the way as the adults trailed behind.

IMG_5562e As the girls ran, we strolled and found some beautiful morning glories growing amongst the corn stalks.

IMG_5564eWe’ve never noticed these growing before but maybe they were just open this morning as it was still cool and overcast when we walked the maze.

IMG_5568eNo matter the reason, they were beautiful to see. 

IMG_5566eAnnual dads & daughters on the bridge picture.

Girls with gloves eTwo gloved girls. (photo by Lisa F.)

IMG_5572eMaisie, Briana, Chani & Elene, Kathy's foreign exchange student.

IMG_5585eMaisie and Chani went on the pony ride but both found it a bit slow and boring and prefer just riding a horse which isn’t tethered and going in slow circles.

IMG_5597eThen it was a bit of bounce time on the bounce pillow.

IMG_5604eThen the girls who never stop, stopped and were tuckered out.

IMG_5606e After dragging the girls up and brushing them off, it was time for the annual moms and daughters picture. 

IMG_5620eWe stop for a little snack then headed across the road to see the animals and take the hayride.

IMG_5622eThe girls took turns measuring each other.

IMG_5625eFirst we headed up to the barn to feed some of the animals.

IMG_5628eMaisie especially liked the sweet little calves.

IMG_5636eThen it was off to watch the milking demo.

IMG_5633eI guess after four years in a row of hearing the same demo, the boys weren’t oh-too interested and all three were caught entertaining themselves with their phones.

IMG_5650eThree little sweeties ready for the hayride.

IMG_5643eWe visited with some of the cows out in the pasture.

IMG_5653eMaisie’s no longer afraid to feed any of the animals.

IMG_5661eMy beautiful Maisie Miao Miao.

IMG_5668eThe girls found a few big pumpkins. 

Lunch E After our time at the farm we headed off for a hibachi lunch.  The girls enjoyed lollipops after their meal. 

It was a fun day and Maisie always enjoyed seeing her friends.  In fact the girls wanted to continue their day together with a play date but that had to wait for another day.  Maisie was tired after all the running around and sugar and crashed out on the drive home.  She’s looking forward to seeing her pals again, less than two weeks until they’re together again.

Today is my Secret Recipe Club reveal day and my recipe this month over on Cook Lisa Cook is for delicious, fiery hot, Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings.  If you enjoy hot wings, you must check these out as this recipe will be your go-to recipe and friends & family will be begging to know how you made such delicious wings and without frying.  Click on the link or the picture to be taken to the recipe.


Other recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook include: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon FrostyMango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake, Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Velvety Mac & Cheese, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps, Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Copycat “KFC” Coleslaw, Happy 6th Birthday Maisie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, Thin Mint Irish Coffee, Caramel Apples, “Rotisserie” Chicken, Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Mummy Hotdogs, Mango Upside Down Cake, Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens, Aloo Tikki, Pink Strawberry Cake Balls, Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Dumplings, Rum Cured Salmon, Apple, Cranberry & Rhubarb Crisp, Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Sour Cream, Crunchy Oat, Almond, Cashew & Pebbles Granola Bars, Texas Chicken with Lime Butter, Biscoff Fudge, Eggnog Popovers with Cranberry Butter, Creamed Corn with Cheese and Cilantro, Potato Crusted Pork Chops, Oatmeal, Cashew & Chocolate Granola Bars, Texas Chicken Sandwich, Seared Scallops with Creamy Pesto & Lemon Pepper Pasta, Thai Chicken Noodle Soup, Glazed Lemon Squares, Chang-Style Brussels Sprouts, Maisie “safe” No Bake Cookies, Ponderosa Lemon & Sour Cream Tart, Pork Dumplings with Rice Wrappers, Sweet & Spicy Apple Pork, Dark Chocolate Dipped Candied Lemon Peel, Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites, Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake, Malted Pretzel Crunch, Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing, Apple Pancakes, Baked Egg & Avocado, Health(ier) Peanut Brittle, Crab Cake Stuffed Mushrooms, Broiled Sushi, Tomato Sauce with Onion & Butter, Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole, Slow Cooker Chicken Curry, Slimmed Down Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole, Baked Meatballs, Skinny Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, Fruit, Nut & Poppy Seed Chicken Salad, Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars, Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Hearty Sausage, Mushroom & Cheddar Mini Quiche, Strawberry Soup, Chicken Tenders, Mango Melon Banana & Chia Smoothie, Lacy Cheese Crackers, Dried Cherry Almond Tart, Thai Cucumber Salad, Grilled Thai Chicken, Chili Maple Mustard Ribs, Curried Grilled Thai Chicken Salad, Copycat “KFC” Original Recipe Fried Chicken, Double Chocolate Mousse Cake, Cauli-Rice, Cauliflower Crust Pizza, Fritos Crusted Pollock, Chicken Satay Noodle Salad, Mini Cheesecake Bites, French Fries Hash Browns, Soup Day Soup, Thai Curry Shrimp with Shirataki Noodles, Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon with Sesame Ginger Honey Glaze, Bacon & Cheese Zucchini Fritters, Fried Green Tomatoes, Crispy Zucchini Chips, Zucchini with Onion & Brown Sugar and Shrimp & Vegetable Madras Curry.



  1. What a fun day! Cagle Days are the best! (You got a great shot of the guys on their phones - LOL!)

  2. Love that picture of the three darling girls sitting on the giant pumpkins. It's awesome! But all the pictures are fabulous. Looks like the perfect autumn day. What fun!

  3. How fun. great pictures. We usually go to a place similar each year, but we haven't yet. I kinda seem to forget its that time of year again.


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