One of the greatest family traditions of all is going to the pumpkin patch; wandering through the fields of squash, searching for that perfect specimen. Or in Hadley’s case, throwing as many pumpkins as possible into the wheelbarrow and going from there.
I was actually a little surprised at some of the sizes she was lifting. Girl’s gettin’ strong!
And then there’s Riv, who just points to the ones she likes and lets you do the rest. 🙂
This was the first time Riv got to actually experience the pumpkin patch. Last year she was in the carrier the entire time, and asleep for half of it. It was so cute watching her explore this time, and at one point she stood still for a full five minutes just looking around, taking it all in.
And then there was this…
A giant 60-foot pumpkin jump pad! We honestly spent the entire time on this thing. And when I say we I mean just the kids- adults weren’t allowed. 🙁 But the kids absolutely loved it!
Even River tried it out! With some help of course. As soon as we let go of her hand she was trying to crawl away. This was definitely a hit and I hope they bring it back next year!
And of course, there was the corn maze; another fascinating experience for Riv. She just kept looking around and grabbing at the stalks. I mean, plants that are three times your height are pretty interesting!
Also found these goobers wandering around in there! Had made it abundantly clear that she wanted to be independent this year. She didn’t want us to “chaperone” and basically just ran off with her cousins and did her own thing.
In the end, we had a great time and got some great pumpkins. Now we just have to carve ’em! 🙂
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