I have never been to a pumpkin patch. When I was a kid, we chose our pumpkins from the selection at the grocery store and that was it. No trains. No hay rides. No fun games. No country farm setting. I'm not upset about this. I'm the youngest of nine kids and as a mother of one, I don't blame my parents for not wanting to wrangle a whole bunch of kids through a crowded "farm" with its abundance of dirt and pumpkins. Especially when the pumpkins are cheaper at the grocery store and the grocery store is someplace you go to anyway.
So, when we were invited to join some friends at a nearby pumpkin patch a couple weeks ago, we thought maybe we would take little Stella and see what all the hype was about. Turns out, we had fun. But, we still didn't buy any pumpkins. They're still cheaper at the grocery store.
Stella was way too interested in everything going on around her to be bothered to look at the camera. Oh well. Isn't she cute, all nestled among the pumpkins? Or on the pumpkins?
Or on a giant chair?
Aren't we all cute on the giant chair?
We even decided to do the hay ride. And we had fun.
So, the pumpkin patch was a success. Because this pumpkin patch is about 15 minutes from our house. I'm not about to make the drive to Half Moon Bay for pumpkins. Especially when they're cheaper at the grocery store.