Monday, October 14, 2013

Pumpkins Galore!

October is a fun-filled month for our family.  One of our favorite things to do is visit a pumpkin patch!

Last year we didn't get a chance to go to the pumpkin patch or celebrate Halloween.  Grant's dad was very sick and passed away in the middle of October, so it put a damper on things. 

We made visiting the pumpkin patch a priority this year.  Dylan and Lexie were so excited to go, and I was excited for Lily to experience it this time.  The last time we went, she was only 2 months old! This Saturday, we decided to defy tradition, and visit a different one!  It was a perfect, unseasonably warm October day!

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As soon as we got to the farm, we got in line for the hayride.  I had to run back to the car, and when I returned, our good friends, Gary and Tracy, had arrived with their family!  Grant decided to move to the back of the line so we could go on the hayride with them.

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As we climbed onto the hayride, we were each given an apple from their orchard.  My apple lovers were thrilled!

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The hayride was very bouncy, but the kids loved it!  Once we reached the pumpkin patch, the kids ran straight to the corn maze!  Dylan ran ahead with Dom, but the girls stayed with us.

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When we came out of the maze, the view of the farm below was breathtaking!

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The kids had already run over to the wooden cutouts, so I quickly snapped a few pictures.

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Finally...the search for the perfect pumpkins began!

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Lily was so adorable!  She ran from pumpkin to pumpkin, shouting out "pumpkin!" and bent over to inspect each one.

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Just when we had the perfect pumpkin, another was found!  Then Grant and the girls went in search of a "ghost" pumpkin.

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We managed to find four of the cutest pumpkins in the patch!

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Once the pumpkins had been found, we got in line to take a hayride back.  My kids thought our trip was more fun with their friends!

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(Picture below borrowed from Tracy)
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We enjoyed the bumpy hayride back down.

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Liam slept the entire time, but I had to get some pictures of the littlest pumpkin in the patch!

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The kids ran off to the straw barn to play and slide.

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We finished by documenting just how tall everyone was this year.

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I can't wait to watch them grow!

We had so much fun!  We loaded up our car with pumpkins and tired kids.  Our trip to the pumpkin patch was a huge success!

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We can't wait to go back!

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17 comments:

  1. That pumpkin farm looks beautiful. Great pictures

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  2. What a FUN day! And I agree, you did have four of the cutest pumpkins in the whole patch! HUGS!!!

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  3. So adorable, looks like you guys had a blast!

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  4. So adorable! We went to the pumpkin patch this weekend too.

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  5. Looks like fun!! I love the pictures of Liam by the pumpkins. So cute. I was hoping to go to the cider mill/pumpkin patch yesterday, but Jack had a hockey game and it through everything off for us.

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  6. What a great trip! So glad you guys got to go this year. Mackenzie knows what pumpkins are this year and points them out wherever we go, it's fun and makes me excited for what she will be like at Christmas.

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  7. It was SO fun running into you guys there! My kids were excited to spend the day with both family and friends.

    Liam is the cutest little pumpkin!

    The pictures of Charlie and Lily are the best. Those two girls are very lucky to have each other.

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  8. Looks like an amazing family time!!! They are definitely the cutest pumpkins in the patch!!! Love the last family shot - beautiful!!!! What a blessed family you are!!!

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  9. So fun, cute pics! We love pumpkin patches too! I just wish we could get some fall like weather to go along!

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  10. oh my gosh, that pic of Liam with the pumpkins is adorable! looks the kids had a blast.

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  11. ok if this is a duplicate please forgive me! I don't see my original

    anyway, liam is adorable in that picture with the pumpkins. love his pumpkin hat. the older kids looked like they had a blast. such cute photos.

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  12. Oh my goodness! Such ADORABLE pictures of everybody!
    And did Liam sleep the entire time you guys were there? He looks all tuckered out in every picture.
    Seeing how much fun you guys had makes me want to pack my kiddos up and take 'em to our pumpkin farm again =)

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  13. You have a beautiful family!! I love the pictures of Liam with the pumpkins! We are going pumpkin picking this weekend and we are so excited!

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  14. Loving Lily's outfit and Liams pumpkin hat!! Great pictures!

    Kate @ Raising the Rogers

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  15. So adorable! I love the pictures with Liam and the pumpkins! Looks like so much fun! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

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  16. That place is nice...maybe I can convince B to try out there next year? Is that off of 910?

    As usual love the pics

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  17. Such a fun day! love the matching outfits of your kiddos :) and the huge pumpkins!

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