A while back I decided it was Pumpkin Patch time and arranged things with some cousins. After a date and location was chosen we discovered the fire hall near our house was having an open house and scrambled to rearrange out pumpkin picking so we could do both.
After we figured it all out my mother-in-law mentioned she had bought tickets to another pumpkin patch in the hopes we could go with her while my sister-in-law and niece were visiting this weekend. More rearranging and we had our weekend plans; a fire hall and 2 pumpkin patches.
It worked out Very well.
Saturday morning we headed down to the fire hall, where Lynden had a blast. He loved oogling over the fire trucks and all the equipment. After wandering around he wanted to try out the obstacle course, which ended with spraying pylons with a fire hose. He was hesitant but in the end it was his favourite part. Even on Sunday he asked if he could use the fire hose again.
|on the back of the fire truck|
|spraying the fire hose|
|Fire Chief Lynden|
|driving the Ranger|
After a quick lunch and nap we were off to the Maan Pumpkin Patch (after dropping Alyssa off with my mom for the afternoon). We wandered aimlessly through the corn maze, took a tour on the tractor ride, fed some goats and held some bunnies, played on the playground and slid down an awesome slide, and finally picked out our pumpkins (Lynden and I chose one each).
|Which one to choose?|
|mommy & Lynden|
|hiding in the corn|
|feeding the goats|
|I wanted to sneak it into my bag|
it was SO soft
|so many pumpkins|
|in with the pumpkins|
|should I take this one?|
|this was the one he chose|
it got "lost"
|with everyone's pumpkins|
|mommy & Lynden|
Sunday we were off to the Laity Pumpkin Patch with the cousins. The kids played in the "farm" (various activities with wooden animals), rode the tractor ride, and chose pumpkins for Alyssa and daddy. Sadly, it was not nearly as nice as Maan Farm but Laity had a Great pumpkin patch.
|Lynden driving sister in the tractor|
|Pumpkin Pickin Time|
|milking a wooden cow|
|this time Alyssa got to have some pumpkin fun|
|what am I suppose to do with this?|
|a field of pumpkins|
Lynden enjoyed both pumpkin patches and has not taken his fire chief hat off all night.
Now we're just waiting for daddy's next spare evening to carve our pumpkins. It will be Lynden's first carving experience; last year we painted our pumpkins.