Children’s Museum Guild’s 50th Annual Haunted House

bannner at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis Haunted House 2013

bannner at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis Haunted House 2013October is one of my favorite months- there are so many fun things to do around town, and pumpkin pie spice is in all of the food- what’s not to like?

Last week, Leilan and I were able to preview the Children’s Museum Guild’s 50th Annual Haunted House. We’ve done it twice now, so I believe this makes it a tradition. We take the kids to school, wave goodbye and then head to the Children’s Museum without them.

What they don’t know won’t hurt them, right?

As always, the Haunted House has outdone itself. This year’s theme is “Time Warp” and visitors time travel back in time to the upside down room featured in the very first Haunted House in 1964. Adding to the effects this year are 3D glasses- you have to see it to believe it. As you travel through each “dead”cade, you will see references to pop culture for each time period. It’s a journey both children and adults will enjoy!




Fun at Kelsay Farms- A Giveaway

Edited: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for playing, and thanks to Kelsay Farms for this fun giveaway! The winner of the tickets is the last commenter, #6. Congrats, Fairytalemom!










“Look mom! The pumpkins have faces!”

There really is nothing better than a three year old celebrating any holiday. My boy has been enjoying all things fall, starting with the Autumnal Equinox.

He notices the trees are turning colors.

He notices the  squirrels are collecting nuts.

He notices the pumpkins have faces this time of year.

Every fall we take the kids to get pumpkins and celebrate fall. Sometimes it’s to a roadside stand, sometimes it’s a fall festival, sometimes it’s an actual pumpkin patch.

This year, we’ll be taking them to Kelsay Farms, a working dairy farm that rolls out the straw carpet for fall fun every year. I’m so excited to combine fall with milkshakes, I can’t even stand it. There’s a corn maze, a baby barnyard, the moo-choo express train, and much more. The farm is open on weekends the entire month of October, as well as over fall break on October 20 & 21, (see website for specific hours and activities).

The Giveaway

Want to win a pair of tickets to experience the fun yourself?

To enter, just leave me a comment about your favorite thing about fall. It could be about Halloween, or it could be that the days are shorter and your kids go to bed more easily. Whatever it is, leave it as a comment (be sure to fill out the section with a good email address) and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets.

Want a second (or even third or fourth) chance to win?

Tweet, Facebook or Google+ the following:

“Fall is Fabulous& so it’s Kelsay Farms Fall Festival. Enter to win a pair of tickets @gotchababy’s blog today! ”

and then leave an additional comment for each action, telling me that you did!

Comments will be open until about 10pm on Tuesday night. I will contact the winner via email. The winner will need to respond by 8pm on Wednesday night to claim the tickets, or I will need to pick a new winner.

Good luck! (Comment moderation is on, so if you’re new here, be patient and your comment will be approved shortly.)

Disclosure: My family received complimentary admission to Kelsay Farms in exchange for this blog post. The excitement over mixing ice cream and corn mazes is completely my own.