Monday, October 26, 2015

A Rainy Day at the Pumpkin Patch

Halloween just isn't complete without a trip to the Pumpkin Patch!

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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!

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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!

Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
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Liam in corn maze
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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!

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Pumpkin Patch
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It may have been raining, but we still had fun!

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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!

Liam at the pumpkin patch 

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!

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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!

Rainy Day at the Pumpkin Patch
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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!

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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!

How They Have Grown

Going to the pumpkin patch is my favorite Fall tradition!  This year, the rain just made it a bit more memorable!

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Have you visited the pumpkin patch this year?

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24 comments:

  1. We hit up a local pumpkin patch every year for an event my friends' work puts on - we missed it this year because we were in Disney and haven't made it out there yet. I hope that this weekend the weather allows us to venture out there b/c we've been inundated with rain b/c of Hurricane Patricia. Forecast isn't looking too good right now, though. Looks like despite the rain, though y'all had a great time! The girls dresses are super cute, too!!

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  2. We just went to the patch yesterday! You kids are darling and totally took the rain like champs :) What a fun farm!

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  3. That pumpkin patch just look so beautiful. Sigh. The hay, the barn, the openness, love it! Looks like you had a blast!

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    1. We had fun, despite the rain! We've tried several pumpkin patches in the area, and this one is our favorite!

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  4. I looove less crowds. And, hey if you didn't mind the rain it sounds like it really worked out in the end! I love those pumpkin face dresses. Everybody looks like they are having a blast. Love it! And, I bet the bales of straw would be a big hit in the backyard =)

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  5. That corn maze looks like so much fun!! Running around a pumpkin farm in the rain?! Now that's what childhood memories are made of!!!! Such a fun day to spend with family!!

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  6. How fun!! Yes, I agree that the rain made it more memorable. Going to the pumpkin patch is a favorite fall tradition of mine too. We make sure to go every year :) Your pictures came out great!

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    1. Thank you! I didn't take as many as I normally do, and I'm sure my kids were thankful for that. Haha!

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  7. Looks like the rain didn't ruin your trip one bit! Glad you guys had such a fun time!

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    1. It wasn't too bad! I've learned to just let the little things go!

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  8. I have not made it to one yet this year :-(
    Those pictures are great and the kids outfits are perfect rain or not!
    I am hoping to make it to Trax Farms sometime before Halloween!

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  9. Beautiful pictures! Those type of days are the best, aren't they? I was super excited that our farm day was overcast because I knew the pictures would turn out! LOL! You sure did make a beautiful family! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! XOXO It turned out to be a good afternoon!

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  10. Your kids are going to always remember this trip as very fun! When we went it was snowing. Little flurries, but still, snowing! But my kids had fun so it was worth it :)

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    1. Snowing?!? That's crazy! The weather is so weird in October. We've gone in summer clothing and we've gone in winter coats!

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  11. Looks like a good time and heck mine would have thought it was extra cool with the rain! LOL

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  12. Gorgeous photos. That barn in the corn field is just beautiful. And your kids are adorable! So cute that Liam was cracking up over the rain. Glad to hear the weather didn't hinder your guy's fun :)

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