Sunday, October 17, 2010

Off to the Pumpkin Patch 2010!

On Saturday, Mom and Dad decided that they would change things up a bit. Halloween is Dad's favorite time of year, so usually, Mom and Dad get a pumpkin to carve at a nearby supermarket. But not this year...they decided that this year they would go all out and find a nearby farm that had a pumpkin patch! That way we could go and pick our own pumpkin, and have lots of fun doing it while we did!

Mom researched nearby farms, and found one that was only about 40 minutes away. (Trust me...that was still pretty close, considering where we live!)

Mom got me all settled into my nap early, Dad managed to get home on time, and everything seemed to come together really well! We packed up, and headed off to the farm!

When we arrived, it was a little overwhelming! There were lots of people, and it was a real working farm with tractors, animals, and LOTS of stuff to see!

We hopped a hayride that was pulled by a tractor! It brought us out into the fields to look around in the pumpkin patch for just the right pumpkin. The ride was so much fun! There were lots of kids and even a bunch of grown-ups on the hayride. There was hay all over, and it was weird to sit down on. We had so much fun watching the fields go by as we drove!

When we arrived at the pumpkin patch (4 out of 5 moms and dads agree, that there is nothing cuter than me saying "pumpkin patch) Mom helped me find one that was just my size, and even though it was small, I still had a hard time carrying it! These things are heavy!

It was just the right amount of time...we didn't feel rushed, but it wasn't like we spent forever there. All of us got to look around, take in the scenery, and enjoy our time without feeling like we had to leave right away. It really was a lovely time!

I got to run around for awhile with Mom and Dad while Dad found the perfect pumpkin for him and Mom to share. It was tough with all the vines, and little holes here and there, but wow it was a blast!

I had the urge to throw my pumpkin a couple times, but it was only because it looked just like a ball! And stuff that looks like a ball is just begging to be thrown. Mom and Dad convinced me that it would be unwise to throw the pumpkin anymore, so I stopped.

We hopped back onto the hayride, and it brought us back to the farm.

We walked around to see the animals that they had at their little petting zoo. I saw lots of goats, chickens, and in the distance there were some pigs. The animals were super cute.

Before we left, we also explored the Farm stand, but didn't find anything that we wanted to buy. It was still fun to walk around and see all the preserves, cookies, apples, and cider that they sold!

There were also some Halloween scarecrows scattered throughout the farm which I did not approve of. Dad gently took me close to one to see that it was a decoration...while I felt better about the whole thing, they still weirded me out.

When we left, I was so happy with my pumpkin, that I didn't even think about the fact that we were leaving the farm and wouldn't come back until next year...

Although, I hear they do Christmas Trees in the winter....


Gramma Mindy said...

I love this post.

The Dot said...

Thanks! I thought it came out pretty well, and showcased how much fun we had! :-)