There is a smaller patch a few more miles away so I convinced Daddy we should go there instead. I took the girls there by myself the year I was pregnant with the boys and we had a great time. He agreed and we loaded up and off we went. I was giddy as we drove down the lane to the patch and I noticed that the sunflowers were even denser this year. Oh the photo ops!! And then we turned the corner......and saw the crowds.
Apparently, this patch is now trying to compete with the other one. So along with the train ride (which was a must since Buddy is currently obsessed), they had added a petting zoo, hayrides and pony rides. Of course, the crowds came along with the new attractions. Not the peaceful day I was imagining.
We walked around and looked at all the crazy pumpkins. I tried to convince Boogie to pick an ugly pumpkin but she wasn't having it. I think the blue pumpkins are pretty cool personally.
This was our attempt at a family shot. We even walked to the far end of the patch so that I would have a pretty backdrop and the sun wouldn't get in their eyes. Boogie was pouting and hiding and no one else was looking. This is the only shot where Buddy is even sitting down. And for a walk down memory lane...
Look at how bald Buddy is!!
|The rarely seen teeth!|
I got my pictures so they each got to pick one thing to do. Baby wanted to ride the pony.
Boogie picked the "petting zoo" and got her money's worth! We had to drag her out.
|Petting zoo owners: What is with the turkeys!! What kid in their right mind would pet that??|
|I may have taken him too. I am a sucker for my boys.|
Bunny didn't go on the train because he was perfectly content and the only way to take both boys was for us all to go and that was not happening. He watched Baby ride the pony and watched a chicken try to eat his pumpkin from the gate and then played in the hay some more. He was the best behaved by far.
As we were leaving and I was sweating from the stress of wrangling the kids in the crowds and listening to whining I told Daddy, "Well that wasn't very fun for us but the kids will look back on it as a good memory because they had fun so that's what counts"
Secretly I am plotting to take the boys to another patch as soon as we get another pleasant day (it's supposed to be in the 80s-90s this week). I have not given up on my dream for decent pictures of the boys with their pumpkins.