Sunday, October 14, 2007

A day at the Pumpkin Patch

Saturday we took advantage of the beautiful fall weather and took the kids to a pumpkin patch. Brent and I were commenting on how pumpkin patches have seemed to turn into carnivals...with face painting, pony rides, rope swings, slides, etc. We decided to keep things simple (and cheaper) by going to a farm just outside of Salem. They had a hayfort, tractor ride, some farm animals and a corn maze. Everything was free for the kids and only 2 dollars for Brent and I. Towards the end of the corn maze was a castle with a slide for the kids. So after wandering around the corn maze for quite awhile in search of the castle, we finally headed out the entrance, walked around the outside of the corn maze until we found the exit...and walked directly to the castle. Much easier than all of that wandering!

The kids then picked out a pumpkin and we headed home. You can tell it was a nice sunny day by the way the kids are squinting in the pumpkin pic.

We all had a great time and the kids are anxiously awaiting Halloween. This year Jacob wants to be spiderman, cole wants to be batman and Malia wants to be Eloise (from the "Eloise" books)

Of course I had to include the cutest picture of Claire! She's become so much fun lately. There's something about that 6mo. mark, where they just seem to change so much. She is getting up on her knees now and rocking back and forth with her little bum in the air, So Cute!


Julia said...

I know what you mean about the pumpkin patch carnivals--my friend went to one the other day that cost $15 to get in--even for the 2-year-old. Crazy. Your pics are so cute!

Debbie Tovey and Family said...

Looks like so much fun! Did you guys get a chance to listen to or watch the Beaver game? AWESOME!!!

Ditto's said...

Oh my goodness, Brent would never miss an OSU game. The game Saturday made his whole weekend. He keeps bringing it up, saying "Can you believe the beavs!" Maybe there is some hope for this season?

Jensen Five said...

Cute pictures ot the pumpkin patch adventure! I absolutely love the one of Claire!

Ditto Family said...

That picture of Claire is ADORABLE! The pumpkin patch adventure sounded like a perfect way to kick of fall!