Pumpkin Patch 2013

We ventured out to Applejack Pumpkin Patch today…so much fun!

There were just a few things different about going to a pumpkin patch near a bigger city

  1. There is an admission fee (The one near our small town was free last year)
  2. You have to wait in line (for awhile) to pay (I can’t remember a single line last year)
  3. The place is swarming with people!! (I think we went on a more dreary day last year, and we were almost the only people at the place)

The things listed above aren’t necessarily bad, just different from last year.  Now, even though there was a fee to get in (for me and Chad, K was free), there were LOTS of activities to try before we even thought about picking a pumpkin.

We saw the chickens and fed the goats.

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Went down the really big slide!

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Played some horseshoes and navigated the milo maize.

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Attempted to get a good photo.

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Took a family selfie…

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Then a nice lady walked past and offered to take our picture.  Um, don’t you hate it when a stranger so kindly offers to take a pic and then you look at it after they walk away and realize they got the worst possible shot.  Chad was mid-sentence.  Sorry hubs…I won’t put it on the wall, poster-size or anything 😉

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Ran through the wooden train, which was also near the pumpkin cannon where we watched people launch little pumpkins at the cows 🙂  I mean, the field near the cows…

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Attempted to get K to stand next to the sign…this was the best one I could grab.  Almost 3 ft…what?!

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Hmmm, which one should I get?

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Found it!

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Don’t worry guys, I’ll get the pumpkins…

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My boys.

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Then, this evening, we painted the pumpkins…

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K was VERY excited!

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Chad was very focused.

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Uh, it must be a boy thing…green stuff out the nose and in the mouth…

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Our little pumpkin family…

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It was a beautiful fall day, I even broke out the warm boots and vest.  K’s shirt I found in a hand-me-down bin, it was just a tad big, but I thought he should be festive!  Couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday!

P.S. I never claimed to be an amazing photographer…fingers and shadows seem to plague the photos above…oh well, at least we captured the memories!

 

 

 

 

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