Mom & Niki came to town for a visit this past weekend, so we had to hit the pumpkin patch for some Fall fun!
As usual, the kids ran straight for the hay bale maze first.
How is this for a fun little comparison to October 2007?
For some reason (ok – for three wiggly, squirmy reasons) I had a TERRIBLE time getting a group picture of the kids this year. I must have had 30 shots of the trio and they were all filled with Noah scowls and weird Grace smiles and closed Ben eyes. These were the best that I got!
At least Mom was having a good time!
It’s so much easier to get cute pictures of them by themselves. Maybe I need to learn how to use Photoshop so I can create a group shot of these sweet faces. ;)
Oh, well. What are you going to do? You can't throw your kids in a pond for not cooperating during photo shoots.
After photos, we headed to the apple barrell train. It is always a fan favorite. Noah was pretty excited.
Then the crazy train driver picked up the speed. That’s all it took for Noah to be back to his normal self… concerned.
When our train ride was done, we headed over to say hi to some farm animals.
Then we hopped on a hay ride through the orchard. Ben decided it was high time he learned to use the camera, and he caught this shot for us… not too bad for a first timer!
He also took these of his Daddy & brother and a couple nice ones of the orange trees.
Then he handed the camera back over so I could catch a shot of him snuggling with his Sweetie.
Niki had promised Gracie a pony ride, so that’s where we headed next. While we were waiting, B & G explored the inside of this old hollow tree.
Funny side note: Ben pushed Grace in ahead of him… just in case there was anything unpleasant waiting inside.
Gracie was too excited about pony ride time!
Thank you, Niki, for the pony treat!
She is Annie Oakley in the making.
After a quick lunch we made a final stop at the pumpkin painting tables. The big kids got right to work.
Pumpkin painting is serious business.
Sometimes you need a little help.
We were excited to have two cute creations to take home with us at the end of our long, fun day! See you next year, Pumpkin Patch!