Pumpkin Patch Trip 2016

Whew! It’s been awhile since I wrote a blog post. Frankly, I’ve been exhausted.

Now on to the fun!

Each fall we like to visit a pumpkin patch. Usually we go with just our family, but this year we decided to switch it up and go with friends…and Grandpa too!

This afternoon after church we headed out to Lakeview Farms to meet our friends…only to discover that the parking lot was so full that they couldn’t admit any more people and closed for the day. After texting our friends, we headed toward Plumper Pumpkin Patch – our old family favorite. On the way there we saw many signs for other pumpkin patches which said they were closed due to capacity. We crossed our fingers that Plumper would have space for us!

It was a madhouse, but we made it! The boys had a blast playing on hay bales and tires and slides with some of their friends from church. They got to get very dirty as well which was exciting all in itself.

20161023_160150 20161023_152540After playing for a long time, the boys wanted to go on a pony ride. It’s on our fall family bucket list, and the boys have been itching to ride ponies ever since they did it for the first time last fall. They were thrilled.

20161023_161251 20161023_161304After ponies it was on to the barrel train. Caleb even got to participate!

20161023_163201 20161023_163217It was starting to approach dinner time, but we opted for a bit more fun. The boys really wanted to find pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. (Who wouldn’t!) However, after thousands of people descending on the patch this weekend, it was in a very sad state.

20161023_164347Have you ever seen a more bare pumpkin patch? We spent a bit of time looking through the few that were left but they were all rotten or broken. Luckily, we got to go to the pumpkin bob at Harman swim center yesterday, and the boys got pumpkins there. If we want more it’s probably going to come from Winco. I never thought I’d hear myself say that, but what is a mother to do when the pumpkin patch looks like the above?

After being disappointed by the patch, we decided to head to the hay ride. We stopped for a picture with Grandpa before walking up the hill

20161023_164940They hayride was a lot of fun. They brought us up to the upper pasture where there was a gorgeous view. No pictures. I just drunk it all in.

We had a great time at the pumpkin patch with family and friends…even with no pumpkins!


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