On Saturday, we headed out to the pumpkin patch. It was a grey, overcast day with temps in the 50s which was a big change from previous pumpkin days. In the past, Jack has worn swim trunks on our pumpkin day.
We went to the same farm where I picked strawberries earlier this year. There was a cute little store with a bakery in the back selling all kinds of delicious pumpkin flavored goods. We headed out behind the store for the corn maze first.
It was actually my first corn maze. We were given a set of 10 questions about corn with multiple choice answers to help us navigate the maze - at each junction the paths were lettered and we just had to pick the right letter. We know very little about corn because we found ourselves down several dead ends. We let Jack go check them out for us and let us know if it was a dead end. Probably the funniest part of the maze was a deer head mounted near the path. It scared the crap out of Pat.
After the maze the kids played in a little play area. It looked like the ideal place to have a big party some evening. There were games for the kids and adults, hay bales to sit on and hot apple cider brewing. At 11am, we were the only people there. The kids had a good time playing around in a sand box.
We bought a 1/2 gallon of cider, a pumpkin muffin and a pumpkin cupcake to snack on at the cute little shop. Then we went to the pumpkin patch and on a hay ride. Jack kept looking at pumpkins and saying, "Nope, that's not the one." Finally, he said, "There it is! It was waiting for me the whole time." It was pretty cute in itself, but I found it funnier knowing that he took that line straight from a book we had read a few weeks earlier.
After Bill and Ben, the Belgian Work Horses, took us on a little ride, we headed home. Jack insisted that the pumpkin be in his lap on the way home. Oh, and after he found the one that was "waiting for him" he ended up giving it to Casey and decided he needed a bigger one with less green on it.
I took a ton of pictures and it turns out that I really like all of them. The pictures themselves could tell the story. However, I just picked some of my favorites for on here and I'll put the rest on Shutterfly soon.