Monday, October 19, 2009

The pumpkin patch

This was the first time any of us had been to a pumpkin patch. We were amazed by all the stuff to do and see and all the people! There was a steady stream of them coming and going the entire time we were there. We had a blast. Enjoy the event with us from the beginning to the end.

Matthew was totally pumped. He kept screaming, "The park!!!" and bouncing.

This is the gourd launcher.

Here's the pumpkin launcher.

They had a tricycle race course, but unfortunately, Matthew didn't have long enough legs for the pedals.

He managed to create quite a pile up.

According to the pumpkin chart, Matthew is 3 ft. tall now.

The delight of Matthew's day was the slides. They did look pretty fun. Phil went down with him the first time. I didn't get a picture because a tall guy camped out in front of me right as they started down. At one point Matthew got so excited he ran back up to the top, hopped in front of the first kid in line and sailed down again. That's when we realized he needed me to help him with his place in line.

He really enjoyed running on the big round bales that periodically had "DO NOT CLIMB" spray painted on them.

And he never fell off.

Bouncing on them was great fun too. Best park ever.

They had many different boards up for photos. I liked the cat best.

The morning before Matthew had woke up and said, "What was that noise?" I said, "I didn't hear anything." He ripped open the curtains by his bed and said, "Where's the billy goats?" I said, "Billy goats? Do you think we have billy goats?" "Yeah..." I guess he heard that term somewhere and dreamed we'd opened a goat ranch. So I guess he finally got to see his billy goats.

Feeding the greedy beast.

We took the shortest hay rack ride in history. (It lasted no more then a minute seriously.) It dropped us off at the pumpkin patch. We told Matthew he could have whatever pumpkin he could pick up. Not this one obviously.

Having trouble finding a little one on this end we went to where all the little ones were.

On the way back we visited the ducks.

I love this ones feathers!

This one is a beautiful color.

While waiting to pay for our pumpkin and leave, Matthew posed for a picture with all the tempting pumpkins. I was surprised to see gourds that looked exactly like hedge apples. In fact, I really believe that were hedge apples. I swear we could make a killing running a pumpkin patch. Hedge apples we could gather for free and sell for a $1 a piece.

Here we are 2 minutes from the pumpkin patch.

And 5 minutes away we are out. It's the end ladies and gentlemen. Hope you had as much fun as we did.


Auntie said...

There is SO MUCH to learn about being a good citizen--taking turns, being friendly, sharing, not screaming at others, not hitting or pushing. And saying things like: please/thank you, I'm sorry, you go first, I can help, let's do it together. It takes years to learn all of that!
3' tall already.
Thanks for all the great photos--looks like you all had a fine time!

Mom said...

Thanks for sharing your photos. It looks like a really fun place! And next year, we think he'll be able to reach those pedals!

Anonymous said...

Bouncing on the hay looks like it's hard work: but someone's gotta do it! What a CLASSIC picture...too cute!

The author said...

I was such fun for us all and the weather was perfect. Finally it's acting like fall again.

Angela said...

It looks like SO much fun, I'm disappointed that I had to cancel my time with you & had to study instead : (

The author said...

Yes, but it will all pay off for you in the end! I can't wait to celebrate school being done with you!