I didn't think it was going to happen, but somehow we managed to make our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. We decided to have Gracie bail on soccer and McCall had to cancel her tutoring job in order for us to have an afternoon that would work for everyone.
Initially we wanted to go to the big fancy pumpkin patch an hour away with giant slides, train rides, panning for marbles and tons of yummy food. Our plan was to pick up McCall early for school and leave at 3:00. Because of a little work drama and traffic at 4:00 we were exactly .5 miles from our home. At 4:30 we were exactly 2 miles from our home. Since the pumpkin patch closes at 6:30, we accepted defeat and decided to go to our own little pumpkin patch right in town. I must admit that sometimes less is more and everyone was just as happy. Sometimes we try to make things so grand and I have to be reminded that kids are pretty easy to please.
Here is the crew in front of the barn. Of course it is really difficult for them to pose for a normal picture, but they were having fun.
Here is the fam in the midst of our search for pumpkins.
Bayden was totally obsessed with the wagons. I think we had about 10 different wagons in the course of our visit.
Just for the record, McCall doesn't usually wear weird shirts like this, but it was crazy shirt day at school. Here she is with her crazy eyes.
Goofing around in the corn maze.
Parker sat there forever trying to get that silly goat to eat his corn. He would eat everyone else's, but not Parkers.
Can you guess who the comedian is in our family?
Parker was my pumpkin pal. He helped me pick out a great pumpkin.
Carson trying to narrow his pumpkins down, somehow he talked me into two.
More corn maze fun.Another side note...Gracie picked out her outfit today hence the sweater with the weird shirt.
One final picture before we headed out for dinner.