Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Oh, What a Beautiful Pumpkin!

On Saturday, we took advantage of the sunshine and headed to a cute little pumpkin farm. We went last year and thought it was a lot of fun, so we really wanted to go again this year. Molly was old enough this time that she had a blast. The very first thing we did when we got there was head to the barn to see the animals. Molly thought it was pretty interesting, but didn't want to get too close to anything.

After the animals in the barn, we had to go ride the pony. Molly was so excited to get on, but it didn't last very long. It seemed like a pretty bumpy ride, and Molly didn't like it too much.
Next, we took a hay ride to the pumpkin fields to pick our own pumpkins. The field was huge, and they let us go anywhere we wanted to find the perfect pumpkins. We each got to pick one. Molly had fun tramping through the pumpkin plants, but started getting pretty worried about how dirty she was getting. It took a couple of times telling her it was ok to be dirty before she was ok about it. I didn't get any pictures of the pumpkins we ended up choosing, but I'm sure we'll get some as we start decorating and carving them.

After the fun of picking pumpkins, Molly wanted to get into the bounce house, or as she likes to call it, the trampoline. She had it all to herself for a little while, but then other kids started coming and it got a little wild. We had to coax her off with the promise of other fun things to do...
...which included this fun "sand" box full of corn kernels. Isn't that cute? Molly got right in there with the trucks. She had fun with that for quite a while.

I love this picture, where you can see the corn fields and windmills in the background. This is the Midwest, and I think it's so pretty!

Before we left, we hit the hay maze. At first Molly thought it was pretty cool, being able to decide where she wanted to go. But after so many dead ends, I think she got a little frustrated. Daddy was nice enough to help her find her way, though. It was pretty cute seeing her little head bob up and down through the rows. Molly affectionately called it the big nest.

Gotta run. See YA!
It was such a fun, beautiful fall day. I love this time of year, as the weather starts to get cooler, and the holidays are fast approaching. Nothing better than spending a day with your family at the pumpkin farm!


Danielle and Derrick said...

That place looks like so much fun. I'll have to find one like that around here when Caleb gets older.

Buell Fam said...

Looks like fun! We're headed to one tomorrow! I love Pumpkin patches!