Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch

I always miss Michigan at this time of year! Once the weather cools down I start thinking about going to the apple orchard, drinking fresh apple cider and eating those amazing cake donuts! Or going to the pumpkin patch and picking a pumpkin right off the vine! There are no such things in my neck of the woods.

For now, we have this place. It's nice. It's just not the same! It is insanely expensive and the pumpkins aren't even attached to the vine. I have a feeling that the pumpkins come from the same place as the ones at the stores and they just put them out in a field for you go to choose one. Disappointing! But, a my MOPS group was going, so we went anyway. Luke knows no different and thinks it's totally awesome!

Before we headed out to the "patch", Luke had a blast playing at the playground. This was his toy of choice.

It was hard for him to lift those big handles, but he did not give up! I would love to have one of these digger toys in my backyard. He loved it SO much!! He would not get off for anything! Well, until I told him it was time to ride the tractor...

The boy was amazed by all of the pumpkins! I thought he would want to choose the biggest pumpkin he could find. He, however, only wanted one that he could carry easily. He really liked the little pumpkins the best!

Once we got back from the patch I let Luke sit on the tractor. This kid LOVES tractors!!

The Pumpkin Patch had a little petting farm with goats, baby pigs, cows and some roosters that ran loose. I always hesitate to go to the petting farm. Maybe I'm a too much of a city girl/germaphobe, but petting farms just seem gross to me! I got over myself real quick knowing that Luke would love to go see the animals. I was surprised when he actually wanted to go inside the pen (instead of looking through the fence.). He played in there with the goats for a long time before I had to pull him away to go home.

So, it's not Michigan, but it gets the job done. Luke and I had a great time!


Mom said...

That was a cute blog. Luke looked like he had such a good time. I do think that was quite a nice "Pumpkin patch", with the playground and petting zoo. Cute pictures!!

Lydia said...

They do grow pumpkins at our pumpkin patch, but it was too hot this year for them to pollinate, so, yes, the ones they're selling this year are imported from out of state.

Love the pic of Luke on the tractor :)

Karen said...

You a Germaphobe???? NEVER! lol Love Luke's shoes! Glad he had a good time.