With the kids on Fall Break for three days this week and an abundance of FABULOUSLY BEAUTIFUL WEATHER (let me just say that this fall is knocking the socks off of last fall, when we'd had 5.5 inches of snow already!), we thought it was the perfect time to hit the pumpkin patch! (See the kids' shirts in the picture below? They are SHORT-SLEEVED! I think this is the first time they haven't donned at least jackets on our annual pumpkin patch trip!)
Our favorite pumpkin patch, the Big Red Barn & Pumpkin Farm, is no longer operating (big BIG sad faces on our part), so we tried a new one this year. We headed to Pooley's Pumpkin Patch. They had all sorts of fun things that were just perfect for my kids. Our first stop....the baby chickens.
|Grandma is showing Samantha how to safely catch the baby chicks.|
|Easton LOVED the baby chicks...he was talking up a storm to them!|
|Samantha was so proud of herself for catching and holding the baby chicks.|
|Hudson worked so hard to catch one of these little guys, and when he finally did, he decided it wasn't as fun as he thought it would be (what with the flapping wings and squeaking and all), so he shut his eyes and dropped the chick.|
|I LOVE this picture of Samantha! She was very good at catching baby chicks, and so proud to hold them. She couldn't wait to go back and see them at the end of the day.|
|Easton also loved the chicks. I have a video of him "clucking". He thought it was pretty cute and wanted to touch it SO badly, until he actually DID touch it, and then the whole wing flapping and squeaking issue got to him, too...but he still stood there and watched them and "talked" to them. So sweet!|
I cannot figure out why Hunter did not take a picture on the tractors....I think it's because he was so FASCINATED by the corn maze BEHIND the tractors (which maybe wasn't such a good thing because we got, um, SEPARATED from Hunter in the Corn Maze)....
|I love this picture because you can see, without even looking at their faces, the sheer excitement these boys have for CORN! They are thrilled to be "among" the cornstalks -- must be why their daddy calls them the "Children of the Corn".|
|Easton was a trooper -- he was having a BLAST running through the corn maze!|
|I think they might be future "Amazing Race" competitors! They are very good at finding their way through the cornfields!|
|Poor Easton fell down...|
|...a lot. But he kept right on plugging!|
|I just thought this was a cool picture. :)|
|Poor buddy -- he was getting tired by this time.|
|Easton was very happy to be outside and was telling Grandma all about the cows and chickens.|
|I know he looks mad, but he was just telling me a story about the BIG pumpkin he was going to get...more about that in a minute.|
|I just love that face. Those blue eyes, those sweet little baby lips. I'm cherishing every second with my last baby.|
|There's my gorgeous girl! She eyed a pumpkin on the hayrack ride and hiked 1/4 mile back up the hill to get it. Can we say determined?|
|Isn't this a cool pumpkin? Hunter found it and Grandma thought it was so cool with it's green stripes that he gave it to her to take home.|
Can you believe that I have MORE pictures of the pumpkin patch? If you want to see them...click here.
Happy FALL, y'all!