Monday, October 17, 2016

Microblog Monday: Pumpkin Patch



Two weekends ago, we went to a Pumpkin Patch (or two). To kick the kids into gear getting ready, we told them we were going to see some pumpkins. Rylee has said a few times since then, "let's go see some pumpkins!" I guess that means she had fun! Actually, it was a pretty wonderful family day, despite spending WAY too much money at the first pumpkin patch and not really getting anything for our money. Tony reminded me that it didn't matter if it wasn't a great pumpkin patch we chose to go to, because the kids had fun and that's all that mattered!



Sitting on the tractor was fun!


The hay ride was pretty silly, because the guy kept stopping to try to sell us stuff from his farm: Christmas trees, turkeys, cows, pigs. The kids enjoyed seeing the animals, but didn't like that their ride got interrupted so many times. We didn't get a family picture of the day, but we got a few selfies!


They're cute even when they have dirty faces!




Picking out their pumpkins.





They also had pony rides at this place, which Rylee REALLY wanted to do, but it would have cost us another $10 with over an hour long wait, and they had all the kids wearing helmets. We weren't really keen on dishing over more money for such a short little pony ride and having our kids put on helmets that literally a hundred-plus kids before them had on their heads. Besides that, Ayden would have lost his marbles having to wait in that long line. We decided to try another pumpkin patch instead.


At this one, they had a story read to them, played in/on the hay maze, and picked apples.







Overall, it was a great day! If October wasn't such a busy month for us, we would probably try to find another new place for us to try out.


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10 comments:

  1. The kids are ADORABLE!!!! They look like they had fun and Rylee asking about going to see the pumpkins is a sure sign that fun was had!!! We have a patch down here that I call not family friendly as it's expensive for everything you do!! Then there is another patch that has free activities and the activities that they charge for are a $1 a piece! They are family friendly!!! October is an exciting month for little ones!!! ENJOY!!!! Love and hugs, Auntie

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    1. We spent $19 for a not-so-great hay ride and a corn maze that we ended up walking out of before we even got started because it really wasn't that fun for the kids. And that price didn't even include the pumpkins! Free activities sound perfect to me! Actually, I don't even mind spending the money if it's worth it. But the kids had fun, so that's all that matters.

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  2. Looks like so much fun! Pumpkin patches are so much fun with kids. And that picture of the two of them close up... you need to frame that!

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    1. Going to the pumpkin patch with kids really is the best!

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  3. This is adorable!!! They look like they had so much fun!! The pumpkin trip is my goal for Saturday!

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    1. Ohhhh! I can't wait to see pictures of your little pumpkin in the patch!

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  4. Such cute pictures. We still need to hit a pumpkin patch this year.

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    1. Thank you! Have fun on your own family trip to the pumpkin patch!

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  5. Wow that is an expensive pumpkin patch! Izzy was able to do a $5 pony ride and a $2 bounce house at the one we went to in MI (it is in sort of a rural area). But really it's all about the memories for the kids so it looks like it was worth it!

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    1. It was super expensive! The pony ride would have only been $5, but times 2 kiddos, and it would have been on top of the $19 we'd already paid for the patch itself. It sooo wasn't worth it except for the fact that the kids had fun anyway, and that's really all that mattered!

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