Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall Fun :: Pumpkin Patch!

Fall is upon us here in Michigan.  It was a chilly, overcast day on Saturday when we took the girls to a local pumpkin patch.  Miss Grace was home for the weekend and she even joined us!

We have never visited this pumpkin patch, but the girls were thrilled as soon as they got out of the car.  There was a big corn box and a some ride on toys that commanded immediate attention and excitement.

Next up was a hayride through the fields and woods.  The hayride was a scavenger hunt for scarecrows and everyone was counting to see who could find the most.  They also had little Native American scenes set up throughout the woods.  

There was a HUGE 5' diameter drain-tile that was turned into a slide.  Claire conquered her fears and went down by herself (after a fit at the top of the slide).  Daredevil Natalie, on the other hand, would have gone down with Ryan many times if we would have let her.  

There was a mammoth corn-maze, one entrance for adults and another entrance for kids that lead to a shortened path.  We also visited the animals at the petting zoo.  Of course, Claire thought the animals were too loud.  Natalie loved the quack-quacks and the oooohhss (cows).  

My favorite part was the actual picking of pumpkins in the pumpkin patch.  The girls selected their own pumpkins to take home.  Claire picked up an odd shaped, white pumpkin since it was the most beautiful pumpkin in the whole patch.  

We ended our visit with some apple cider and pumpkin donuts for dessert before dinner.  We had soup waiting at home for us in the crockpot and after dinner we painted our pumpkins (confession, we have yet to ever carve pumpkins as a family).

The girls were so glad to have the chance to spend some time with Miss Grace!  We were so thankful she was able to join us!


  1. sounds like a fun day! we did the same here yesterday!

  2. What a great time! That slide looks awesome!

  3. What a fun day! We are doing this tomorrow. I can't wait. What a great idea to let her paint the pumpkin. So cute!

  4. Great pictures!! We went apple picking and my batter died on my camera so I didn't get the photos that I had hoped to get. The kids still had a great time picking their own apples and pumpkins though.

    1. That's a bummer, I am sure they had fun and didn't mind not stopping to pose ;)

  5. It looks like y'all had a great day! C & N have opposite personalities don't they?


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