Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hunting for Halloween Pumpkins

Today we headed to Linder Farms to scour some pumpkin patches for our destined Jack-O-Lanterns.  It was a beautiful day and we had such a good time!  I remember going to pumpkin patches when I was little, so it was fun reliving my childhood through my own kids.
There were a lot of fun activities at the farm.
We turned around for one second and BAM! Johnny was gone. After a few panicked seconds, I realized he had already started up the hay pyramid. My boy with no reservations, whatsoever. 

Caity was a little more cautious about the concept.

I could hear them giggling as they flew down this makeshift slide.
And it made me smile.

Then, everyone wanted their turn on the old tractor.
This is one of my favorite pictures of William.

There was a large tire mountain, Caity thought it was hilarious that she could lay down in one and completely disappear.

Johnny was determined to find his way to the top.

Meanwhile, William just ah rum pum pum pummed Dad's head.

They made it to the top! Yay!

Then it was off to the straw maze.  William didn't quite know what to make of it all.

Caity faithfully tried every route possible. Johnny got a little impatient and just kind of climbed over the walls, to Caity's frustration. Well, that's one way to get it done! :)

 Then we took a hay ride to the pumpkin patches!
The kids insisted we marched.
(OK, maybe I did.)

Caity found hers pretty promptly.
Johnny took his merry little time. He covered every inch of that field marching like the lost boys in Peter Pan the entire way. When we got home, he said that was his favorite part.

Aww, our family! :) I like this picture.

Everyone with their pumpkins.  Did I mention out the hundred pumpkins that Johnny examined, he chose the one with mold?? Crazy boy.  He was passionately imprinted on that pumpkin too. We couldn't convince him any other way.  That will be pleasant to carve.

William just walked through the pumpkin patch, tripping on vines and as happy could be.

John and Johnny chased each other and played monster, William tailed behind.

Meanwhile, us girls talked about important stuff like how cool it would be if one of our pumpkins turned into a carriage and how we be like,  "Oh yeah! Oh yeah! We have a carriage!" 
Johnny got tired.

Caity and her pumpkin

After paying WAY too much for our pumpkins, we went and got ice cream cones.  We came home and finished them on the front lawn and enjoyed a warm Autumn afternoon.  The kids went in the back and played in the sandbox while John and I worked on our separate projects.  

Later we went on a bike ride, spotting all the turning leaves and telling Johnny to get out of the road a million times.  We made it home just in time to miss a spontaneous downpour.  We were in our garage watching it pelt down.  William was fascinated, when a rain drop hit him he jumped up with a start and giggled. Caity ran and got her umbrella and basically felt like a super hero.
What a great time of year. I love this season.

1 comment:

The Hildreths said...

You guys are so fun! I'm completely convinced that days like this are what life is all about. If that makes any sense at all :) Loved reading this!

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