Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere

Last fall, when Nick was deployed and my mother was visiting, we went to a pumpkin patch. We had so much fun, and took such sweet pictures of the kids amidst the pumpkins, that I was convinced we should make it a family outing each year (and hopefully most years Nick will be able to join us!)(although Mom was a great back-up!!)

So this weekend, after the rain subsided and the glorious sun and blue skies appeared, we headed off to Meyer's Farm. We'd heard rumor of what a fun place it was, and now there is no doubt in our minds. We had a wonderful time.

The farm had every "farm-like" activity available (hay rides, corn mazes, farm animals) as well as some "extra's" (rides in cow shaped carts pulled by a tractor and a hay tower high dive onto a hay covered trampoline). The boys LOVED it. :) After sorting through, climbing on, and yes, even kissing the display pumpkins at the main entrance, we headed off on a hay ride to pick out our very own. It took some hunting and some squishy-squashing through the mud, (it down poured 3+ inches of rain the day prior), but we finally found the perfect pumpkins!

Just before we left, the boys posed at the harvest display. And I snapped a some great shots!

My goal now is to carve one, Martha Stewart style, and then to use the by-products in some great holiday cooking. I can't wait! Yum, yum, yum, this pregnant gal loves the holidays!

1 comment:

Grandma said...

Ahhh.....sweet memories. How the boys have grown since that last trip to the pumpkin patch! I wish I had been there to take a few photos this time too.


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