Monday, October 5, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Phoebe and Maylen waiting patiently on our wagon ride to the corn maze
Bradyn, Connor, Maylen & Phoebe with their "freshly" picked pumpkins. I quote fresh because historically when we visit a pumpkin patch we expect the pumpkins to be connected to a vine . . .usually extending from the dirt. After paying 5 bucks for the kids to do the corn maze and "pick your own pumpkin" we pulled up to a dirt patch with small pumpkins scratter every few feet. It was actually perfect for their age - but maybe "select your own pumpkin" would have been a better description. The farm really was cute . . .but it did take an hour to get there . . .and there was a Redskins game on . . .daddy would have been more enthused had it been closer and not Sunday football, unfortunately last time I checked Fall is always football season.

The gentleman driving the tractor could have used a lesson on people skills - after all we did pay 5 bucks for our kids to bend over and select a pumpkin from a dirt patch. Let's just say you'd better sit down as soon as you climb on the wagon, otherwise "Uncle Earl" here is going to give you a piece of his mind.

Completely oblivious to the corn, pumpkins or anything else non-pacifier

Hangin' out on the wooden ship . . . which I did notice lacked a fall zone, had a very steep slide and a sliding pole down the middle (hidden from obvious view). I hope the pumpkin patch has good insurance.


  1. Ruff day huh! haha Sounds like it wasn't up to your standards but I'm glad the lil ones got pumpkins! Love ya!

  2. Uncle Earl does like he could learn a lesson or two from "How to Win Friends and Influence People." Sounds like a winning personality. I can tell the 5 bucks really struck a nerve by the double mention! ha Maylen and Avery are both adorable in those pictures!

  3. Love the burp cloth! :) What a fun day and great pix....great job multi-tasking mom!!