Monday, October 22, 2012

The Pumpkin Patch

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.


Ella said...

Im really bad about leaving comments, mostly bc I hate typing on my iPad. But for the record I love all of your posts, Stella is adorable. Cute birthday party. Etc. Keep up the good work. But I wanted to tell you about the deal Matt and I got on pumpkins! We spent ten cents a pound and got two big pumpkins, for a total of 2.00 and for every pumpkin we got a free 2-liter. So two big pumpkins and an excuse for root beer floats! It was awesome.

Tammy said...

We are fortunate to live in area with pumpkin patches because the kids love them! I have gone there with field trips, I don't know how many times, and you can't beat the setting for pics. of course Stella looks adorable surrounded by all those pumpkins! Can't get that at the grocery store! And it's funny but the girl next to you on the hayride is my partner in my Activity Day calling. Small world.

The Yuan Fam said...

I love the pictures of you guys on the gigantic chair. Made me chuckle a little because I wasn't expecting Stella to look so small. So cute!!

mommafriz said...

Thank you! I love your chair pic...well I love all of your pictures....btw, which is better the sleigh ride or the hay ride?