Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pumpkin Patch 2010

I have to say, one of our favorite days of the year is our annual Pumpkin Patch trip. This year we got super-lucky and ended up at the patch on a rainy day.  Why lucky, you ask?  Two reasons: 1) NO ONE ELSE WAS THERE!  and 2) it only drizzled a bit in the beginning, then stopped and did I mention we pretty much had the place to ourselves?  We could take our time with everything.  No lines for the hay ride, pony rides, hay maze slide, etc, etc.  The kids all had so much fun!  Not one of them (save Kaitlyn) didn't have mud on them, but every drop of dirt was worth it.  There was once a time that I would have had a minor panic attack over being so dirty, but better mothers (the mothers that were with me) have helped me change that perspective.  It's much more fun to be dirty!

Here is our day in pictures:

The baby chicks are always a big hit
(mental note: keep chicks away from Wyatt) 

Climbing some hay

Ain't nothin' like a freshly made pumpkin donut!

One the hay ride

One of the cutest faces I've ever seen...

Does anyone know why Jim and I love this next shot so much?

Did you answer "Roy Bunch?" =D
(Okay, I might also get a chuckle about Sarah's peek-a-boo eye)

There is something special about knowing these kids have done this together since birth.

Carson's First Pony Ride!

Henry's First Pony Ride!

Ethan's First Pony Ride!
(but he wasn't happy about it at all)

All of us were stunned that these boys all got on horses, but as you can see, they loved it!


Being reminiscent of a time not too long ago when these three boys were rolly polly babies at a pumpkin patch...Holy Cow, time flies!

Afterwards, Wyatt played with the ladies.

See?  I told ya so.

Definitely a good day.  The kind of day where you are overwhelmed by your blessings in friendships and your love for so many little ones.
Can't wait for next year!


Nina said...

Thank you for this post! I am so thankful for the love and friendship our little ones have for each other and the parents to each other as well. Precious pictures!!!!! I too can't wait for next year. A great tradition =)

Brazenlilly said...

It is such a wonderful tradition! It's easy to look back on the previous years and see how time flies. Also? Now I'm hungry for a pumpkin donut. Thanks for that.

JASon said...

Jim does have a cute face, doesn't he.

Jo B. said...

Thanks for posting, Steph! I hated missing the Patch fun, so photos sure are appreciated. And I love seeing photos of my husband cracking up!

sarah said...

Thanks for posting these! You know I love traditions! =) I still can't get over the fact that our kids were on horses and smiling away at everyone!