Obligatory pumpkin patch post

Sunday, October 28, 2007

We took the boys to a pumpkin patch today, a first for both of them as well as us. It was a nice little farm, and pretty good sized for actually being inside the city limits of Indianapolis. They had a market, corn mazes, a hay mountain for climbing, pony rides, lots of concession type stuff, some games and a hay ride out to the actual pumpkin patch. Oh, and a giant robotic dinosaur that munched pumpkins!

Out of all those things, which seems most likely to frighten a two-year-old? The dinosaur, right? Or maybe the ponies if he's extra skittish? Wrong and wrong again. No, Sawyer was afraid of the hay ride. The tractor pulling a trailor filled with hay that tugged along at a whole five miles per hour. He cried the entire way to and from the pumpkin patch, complete with a dramatic flop of his body among the hay. He even refused a Snickers bar from a nice lady sitting across from us, and you know it's serious when my child turns down candy.

As soon as we were off the trailor, he switched gears and skipped all over the pumpkin field, sitting down at every pumpkin in his path and hugging it. His eyes were bigger than his body because he kept trying to pick up pumpkins that weighed more than he does. Then he wanted a green pumpkin, and then a pumpkin that was split open with flies grazing on the fruit. We finally convinced him to pick up one small enough that he could carry it himself, and he did lug it all the way back to the trailor on his own.

We explored a corn maze, which Sawyer deemed as "too cool!" and then hit the market where he chose a green apple to munch on the way home. We hit concessions on the way to the car and picked up a giant bag of kettle corn which DH and I have already almost polished off. If you've never had fresh kettle corn, you're missing out. It is nothing like the microwave kettle corn. At all. Our ability to eat a whole 4-foot-tall bag in one day is proof of that.

Tomorrow we'll paint the pumpkins to adorn our front porch, because Wednesday is Halloween. And then it's November. And OHMYGOD how is 2007 almost over already??

Waterman's Farm 10/28/07

Blogged by Making A Modern Family at 9:31 PM  


cate said...

your boys are gorgeous!

Sun Oct 28, 10:13:00 PM EDT

Melban said...

I had so much fun I'm glad we went. It is hard to believe that I've never been to one but then again never had you. We're for sure going back for Strawberries and tomatoes and peppers and whatever else they grow.

Sun Oct 28, 10:29:00 PM EDT

Mommyca said...

those are great pictures! What cute boys you have!

Mon Oct 29, 11:45:00 AM EDT

MomSmoo said...

I see Beckett has the same obsession with hay that R did! What is that all about?? Couldn't keep it out of R's mouth.

Mon Oct 29, 01:38:00 PM EDT

Amanda said...

lovely photos!

Mon Oct 29, 02:13:00 PM EDT

Jaclyn said...

Aww, Sawyer is so cute lugging around a pumpkin half his size!

Mon Oct 29, 07:39:00 PM EDT

SAHMmy Says said...

Great photos! Adorable boys! My 3 year old freaked out about the kiddie train pulled by a tractor. I forced him in anyway (and mumbled an apology to the kid who had to sit next to him) and by the time the tractor finished its loop around the farm my son had his Disneyland smile on. Guess I'm one of those Sink or Swim parents.

Tue Oct 30, 05:56:00 PM EDT


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