As usual, our October was SO busy that our pumpkin patch trip had to wait until the last weekend before Halloween. The weather was looking very questionable on Saturday afternoon, but we decided to take a chance. It was supposed to rain a lot that evening, and we really didn't want to deal with all the mud the following day.
Of course it started drizzling JUST as we turned into the parking lot! Thankfully, the weather kept most of the crowd away from the farm. Instead of our usual wait in line for the wagon ride up to the pumpkin patch, we were able to board immediately!
It was a very bumpy ride up to the pumpkin patch. As soon as we arrived, the kids took off for the corn maze. We couldn't even keep up with them!
As we were finding our way through the corn maze, it started to rain even harder. We rounded up the kids and hurried to find the perfect family pumpkin!
It may have been raining, but we still had fun!
I say it all the time, but it absolutely amazes me how quickly kids grow. Last year, Liam was only crawling through the pumpkin patch. This year, he ran all over the place!
By the time we found our pumpkin, it was pouring. Liam LOVED the rain and laughed his way through it. His zest for life is truly contagious. Getting stuck in the rain can make people very unhappy, but everybody in the pumpkin patch was laughing along with him!
We had a bit of a wait before the wagon returned. Really, it was just a few minutes, but we got soaked! That being said, I was REALLY happy to climb aboard and head out of the pumpkin patch!
Before we left, the kids wanted to play in the straw barn. I swear, I'm going to just fill my backyard with bales of straw. They love it!
Despite the rain, we had a successful trip to the pumpkin patch! The kids had fun, and we didn't have to deal with a crowd. The trickiest part was trying to keep my camera dry and take pictures in the rain! Next time? I'll remember the raincoats and umbrellas if rain is in the forecast!
Going to the pumpkin patch is my favorite Fall tradition! This year, the rain just made it a bit more memorable!
Have you visited the pumpkin patch this year?
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