Friday, October 21, 2011

Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival

Our second annual trip to the pumpkin patch was awesome! But, not without its comedic moments! The patch is about 45-50 minutes north of us. We got a late start on Saturday, so by about 12:30 we were stuck in outlet mall traffic, and still had at least 30 minutes to go! The kids were starting to melt down, we were all hungry, and it just seemed like a bad idea to continue. So, we stopped at Ruby Tuesday's for lunch. Glad we did. After eating, we discovered Emma had pooped OUT of her overalls and it was alllll over. After an interesting diaper change in the back of my car, we made our escape, went home, and napped! In the process, Flash ate the poop crotch out of her new, worn once Osk Kosh overalls. Murder crossed my mind. We had friends over for dinner, and at 8:30 I had to go to Kohls for a new pair of overalls. Luckily, they had ONE pair left in her size. But, for $22, Flash almost lost his life. Dummy.

Sunday, we decided to try again. We got up and got going! On the road by 10:00, we had a few snafus with getting some early lunch around 10:45 (really, Burger King, your "meat cooker" isn't working??? Nice, after a 10 minute wait in line.) and got to the patch. Parking was a nightmare but we finally found a spot close to the entrance. You have to haul your pumpkins out in a wheelbarrow, so you don't want to be the unlucky soul who has to park 3 miles away.

Emma went WILD when she saw the pumpkins! (PS, I know this is picture OVERLOAD! The grandparentals will love it!) :0

Emma sitting pretty!

Giant pumpkins!

I get this one mommy......

It's heavy!


I hug it mommy.

Freedom! She literally ran around the whole patch like this.

Mommy and Emma

Ha! Emma liked to pretend she was eating this nasty, germy Indian corn.

Montage of Harrison being pumpkined by Emma

Aaaaand he's over it!

Harrison hitching a ride in the Bjorn.

Wheelbarrow full of pumpkins and a crazy toddler!

Later that day, we had a neighborhood fall festival. The playground is right across the street from our house, and this is what I saw from our front door while they were setting up! I love horses and was so jealous there was a 90 pound weight limit!

Emma got to ride a pony, eat cotton candy and popcorn, get a balloon animal,
and have her face painted. She was JACKED up when we got home!

 (Yes, that is our video monitor on my pocket. We left Harrison at home taking a nap,
and since we were so close, we could see him without worrying!)

First time eating cotton candy.

Loo and Daddy.

 Gotta get every bite!

Posing with her Winnie the Pooh balloon animal.

Getting a unicorn painted on her face! She was so good and still for the artist.
She cried when we had to wash it off at bath time.

Overall, it was a fabulous Sunday! We had a great time and made a lot of memories with our kids!

(Emma's shirt was on sale at Kohl's for $5.99! I also got a turkey one. So cute!)


  1. Looks like y'all had a blast, especially Miss Emma! Wish I had been there too!!

  2. So much fun! I'm jealous I wish we lived in a neighborhood that did stuff like that. Thanks for sharing the pictures, wasn't overload at all.

  3. Looks like you had a ton of fun! Where did you get your shirt? I loves it!

  4. Cute pictures!! The pumpkin patch looks like a lot of fun!!

  5. Those pictures are awesome! Looby looked so cute!! Love the kohls shirt too! did they have any cute boy ones?

  6. Looks like a blast. They both are getting so big!


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