Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Today was such a gorgeous day that we decided to head to our favorite patch and enjoy the sunshine and fall decorations. It was well worth the cost and everyone had a good time, despite the current cold/flu that has invaded our home. The kids were super pumped to go through the dark hay maze with their daddy, they even brought their headlamps, but once we found out it could take up to four hours to find your way out we decided to skip ahead to the zip line instead. Noah was totally enamored with the haybale pirate ship and sydnie loved the swings. Once we had all of the fun out of our systems we decided to head over for the apple juice demonstration and a couple of bags of fresh homemade apple donuts. YUM! Once we had consumed our weight in the sugary goodness we decided it was time for the pumpkin picking out experience. Now let me just say as a mom who has done this thing before, it is so much fun when they are little. This year, they basically walked up to the first pumpkins that they spied and that was it. No muss, no
fuss, no fun. Plus my camera battery died about half way through the day. I was not very well prepared. But the experience, the memories is all worth it. I know that when they are older they will remember their patch experiences and look back on them with fondness. I think now that they are a little older, the real fun comes in the pumpkin carving! Something we have not been very good at around here. I think this year we will have to "carve" out the time to make some spectacular creations.