Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October = Pumpkins

This weekend we enjoyed conference and the refreshing words spoken through the spirit by so many great leaders. Since it was also Canadian Thanksgiving we had a longer weekend which was nice. Summer had Friday and Monday off of school. So, Monday we decided to head to the pumpkin patch as a family. 

Last year when we went it was freezing cold and wet. This year has been a surprisingly nice fall. It was  sunny on Monday which was perfect for the pumpkin patch. 
 We really like this pumpkin patch since there are so many fun things to do there. Picking apples, pumpkins, playing games, hayrides, picking corn, picking pears, drinking frozen apple cider, and much more.
Here are the kids at the entrance. 
 Of course there are several places to hide behind and get your photo taken. There were toys, games, etc. but Brayden was not interested in any of that. He just wanted to run and explore the place. So we just followed. 
 He went straight for the large selection of pumpkins that had already been brought in from the fields. 

 Summer loves helping her brother have fun. She is so good to him. 
 We skipped the hayride this year and took the wagon to the field instead. Brayden only lasted a few minutes before trying to climb out. Finally I just took him out and began the chase. 
 I managed to get him to look through the hole in the pumpkin to quickly snap a photo before he was off again. 
 Brayden and his dad. 

 The kids got to feed the baby goats. 
Brayden thought it would be a smart idea to climb in the bottom of the pen and sit close. Then the sheep came right up to him and he quickly fled. 

It was a lot of fun and I'm so glad it wasn't raining or muddy. We found some nice pumpkins. This year Summer even picked a large one. Usually she goes for the tiny ones because they are so cute. I love October and all the fun festivities that follow. This year Summer is going to be Rapunzel for Halloween and Brayden a ninja. Should be fun. 

1 comment:

Bryan and Rebekah said...

He is staring to look so much like Phil! Glad you all had good weather. Happy Canadian thanksgiving!