Monday, November 1, 2010

The Pumpkin Patch that Wasn't Really a Pumpkin Patch

... but was still loads of fun!

We met up with friends this weekend for a visit to a "pumpkin patch".

I had never been to one and really wanted to take the boys.  Turns out this place called "The Pumpkin Patch" didn't grow pumpkins anywhere in sight, and if you wanted to take one home you had to *gasp* pay extra for it.  

No way, no how.  

However, pumpkin patch or not, the place had lots to do and we all had fun.  Definitely worth the cost of admission, judging by the boys' votes.

Plus, when you're running around with a girl in a black tutu, how can you go wrong?  Goodness knows we need all the touches of femininity we can get around here!

Instead of pumpkins, hay was the main feature of our afternoon o'fall fun.  In addition to the HAYride (pictured above) we also enjoyed a HAY maze:

...and, the boys' favorite, a HAY mountain:

Other, albeit random, fun included an obstacle course where you could practice your jumping skills...
...or not.

And an old pickup truck for playing and photo-ops.  Something just seems wrong about a girl owning the driver's seat, though:

And about that whole no-pumpkins thing... maybe it was for the best.  Much like Goldilocks trying out chairs, Dale tried out all the photo-spots in rapid succession.  He jumped up from one, where he had chosen to straddle a pumpkin, proclaiming, "That pumpkin was kind of SOFT!"



Catherine Anne said...

Love this post! Hope all is well~

Cindy said...

Oh no...mushy pumpkin!

Tracey said...

I've never heard of a hay maze. Sounds like a fun day!

Kara said...

It's been awhile since I've stopped by and I'm amazed by how much the boys have grown! Looks like lots of fun:)