Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch

Last weekend Haley's Big Sis insisted that we visit the pumpkin patch.  We didn't do it last year and she didn't want to miss it again.

We headed out late in the day, because we were busy in the morning.  It was pretty good weather, considering.  The place was packed and it wasn't easy finding a parking space.

Once inside Haley remembered all of the fun that she had had in the past and started leading us around to the things she remembered.  The hay pyramid, the farm animals, the hay maze and of course, the corn pit.

It is like a ball pit only with corn.  It is really pretty clever.  She had a great time in it two years ago and she remembered it.  It seemed like it was quite a bit bigger this year. 

She had a great time.

After that we got in line for the hay ride out to the pumpkins.  It was a long line, but it moved fairly quickly.  We talked about each tractor as it went by.  The farm had many different types of tractors, John Deere, Farmall, and others that I hadn't even heard of.  We talked about the colors. 

I tried to distract her from the pony rides.  She was convinced that she would ride on them, but I tried to explain to her that she was just too big. 

Soon we boarded the hay ride and we were off.  Haley loved the ride behind the tractor.  It was a bit bumpy in a couple of parts and the other passengers moaned and screamed for fun, that disturbed Haley a little bit.  I smiled at her and she seemed to realize that she wasn't in any danger.

We finally arrived and began looking for the perfect pumpkins.

Haley was unhappy with the state of most of the pumpkins.  Quite a few of them were smashed or broken or rotting.  She would choose one only to find out that it wouldn't do.  It took quite a while to find just the right one.

I have had a rule for a long time in our family that whoever selects a pumpkin must be able to carry it.  Haley knew that rule.  She didn't challenge it.  She carried her pumpkin like a trouper.

She never put it down.  Her sister set hers down several times and I was afraid that Haley would want to do that too, but she didn't.

We had a great time at the pumpkin patch.

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