Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

I love Autumn. The sun is still warm but there's a definite chill in the air. Nights are colder (time for more blankets!) There's warm soups stewing in the crockpot and pumpkin bread in the oven. Apples are ripe on the trees and fresh pressed apple cider tantalizes my tastebuds. And the trees! Oh the vivid red, yellow and orange leaves! (Though I don't have any current pictures, trust me when I say its beautiful.)

October also brings a joyous activity (if you're a kid) called a pumpkin patch. Sad to say that Colorado Springs doesn't have any of the "real" variety; that is, you don't find pumpkins attached to an actual vine because they don't grow them around here. But it is a fun fall themed carnival of sorts for the little ones. Last Friday Brian and I celebrated 5 years of marriage, and because of his crazy work schedule right now and having a nursing baby, an evening alone wasn't in the cards this year. But Brian was able to take the afternoon off and we took the kids to a local pumpkin patch. It was a beautiful afternoon that we all enjoyed outside.

Rubber Ducky Races

Barrel Train--Jake would pick the green one.

Feeding the animals

Miss Makenna hanging out in the stroller

On a hay ride

The actual picking of pumpkins

Playing King of the Mountain on the hay bales

Having a ball with Daddy in the corn

Jake on a pony ride


Holly said...

Absolutely precious. :) I need to update my blog. I have so many pics. Argh!

You look gorgeous as usual and your family is spectacular!

talonandanna said...

so fun! love this time of year! kids are so big! wow! you be around in b'ham for holidays? send me your address when you have a minute.

talonandanna said...

little envelope is IN the mail headed your way! :)