Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall fun: Pumpkin Patch

We took our (somewhat) annual trip to Mr. B's pumpkin patch in Graham yesterday.  Caroline was having one of those days.  She cried over every little thing in the morning.  I wondered if it was a good idea to put off her nap....but we went for it anyway.  (She was perfect at the patch and then whiny/crying for the drive home until she finally gave in to the fatigue....five minutes before we got home.)

The kids with vampire Winnie

And sitting on the hay bales.

And posing as scarecrows.

Get outta here, crows!

Then we got to pet a bunch of animals.
Sweet pea, the goat

Our favorite was Freckles the cow.

We had our own personal hayride.

Which dropped us off at yet another maze.
This one was not nearly as tricky as the corn maze.
The kids actually liked it.

The maze led us to the Bubble Forest,
which led straight to the pumpkin patch.
Well, it's sort of a patch.
There are a bunch of pumpkins.
In a field.

And you get to "pick" one.
Just not off the vine.

I love pumpkins.  Especially large gatherings of them.  They scream of fall.  Except it felt more like early summer.  I am so happy that the weather has been warm so far this fall.  I'd be completely satisfied if it would stay like this forever--a little nippy in the mornings, comfortable during the day, with no need for A/C or heater.  Fabulous.


Grandma Sweat said...

I love it when you don't need AC/or heater too! Not only is the temperature perfect, but it doesn't cost anything for those few days (or if we're lucky, weeks!).
Thanks for the pictures of a cute crop of Sweats surrounding the pumpkin patch!
I don't like corn mazes.
Grandma Sweat

Natalie said...

So fun! Where is this located? I think we are going to do one this sat.

The Oregonians said...

Did anyone run across Charlie Brown?
Thanks for sharing.