Tuesday, October 9, 2012

the patch

Hands down, this is one of our favorite Fall traditions. We spent the early evening at Bishop's Pumpkin Farm in Wheatland. We picked a perfect day!  The temperature was perfect and there were no crowds. SCORE! The first thing we did was take a tractor ride out to the pumpkin patch.

After everyone found their perfect pumpkin. We went to pet and feed the farm animals. The older goats always chase the boys. The want those  ice creams cone..bad! It always makes me giggle!

Then the littles had to take a few turns to jump in the hay bounce. This makes me itchy just looking at it! They loved it!

Next up, the train ride. Brody insisted on riding it this year! I guess we'd be breaking tradition if we didn't let them take a spin on the train.

Keeping with tradition, we took a ton of photos with the BIG pumpkins...always a great prop and backdrop! We are missing Tanner (breaking tradition) in the photos! He decided to stay behind for basketball practice/try outs. That will not be a new, yearly tradition. We really missed having him there. We joked that our food bill that evening was only half of what it could have been had Tanner been there. Growing teenage boy = eating us out of house/home :-).

We enjoyed dinner on the farm. Hamburgers, nachos, garlic fries, and shaved ice. The boys loved it all. We let the boys burn off dinner by running around on the old train, on and through the tires and up and down the barn slide. It is exhausting just watching them :-). Before we headed home, everyone picked out a treat. The soft serve ice cream cones and the slices of fresh apple pie seemed to be the favorites. While we were enjoying our treats, we ran into our nephew/cousin, Ashton. That was a fun surprise! He was with the YW  from church, out for their Tuesday night activity!

We are already trying to plan/figure out if we can make it back to the patch before the season is over.