Saturday, October 18, 2014
Babies' First Trip to the Pumpkin Patch
Cooler temps, falling leaves, football and PUMPKINS!
I love this time of year! We took the babies out last week for their first trip to the pumpkin patch! This will be an annual event for sure and is something I may look forward to more than they do for the next several years to come.
We knew the boys wouldn’t be able to do much at the pumpkin patch this year, and we were ok with that. They couldn’t play the games or eat the food, and in the future they would have no memory of this day.. Yes, we wanted to take them out to explore their surroundings, but this year’s pumpkin patch trip was more for us and our memories with our little guys.
To be honest, the only reason we took them this year was to…
ONE…. start a family tradition and
….TW0… take lots of pictures!
Because seriously, any baby is cute....A baby with a pumpkin is even cuter….and two babies in a pile of pumpkins is just the cutest!
And so, after the boys woke up from their morning nap, we got them dressed, loaded them in the car and made our way to Stony Creek Farms for a fun-filled family day of pumpkin picking. As we expected the place was packed, seeing as how it was a weekend and one of the only nice weekends (weather-wise) we had in awhile.
Nonetheless, we paid our $5 for parking, parked at what seemed like forever away when you are carrying babies and made our way to the ticket booth to get tickets for our hayride. The line was, as usual, super long. We waited it out and paid $2 for our two tickets, and then we made our way to the barn and got in line for our hayride.
HAY…..the babies had never seen HAY before, and they were SO VERY enamored with the stuff! The
LOOK of it, the FEEL of it and yes, even
the TASTE of it!
And then we made our way to the pumpkin patch with two babies and a camera in hand and did what we had set out to do in the first place…
Take lots of pictures!
For every one good picture there were five bad ones. Such is my life with twins! But overall, I was happy with what pictures I could salvage. Mind you, I’m far from a professional photographer. I’m just a mama who likes to flash a camera in front of her kids’ faces whenever she can. Below are a few of my favorite pictures from our day.
Overall, pumpkin picking was a fun first time memory for our little family, even though we couldn’t find baby pumpkins in the pumpkin patch. Not able to carry (nor willing to pay for) two giant pumpkins and two babies, we got back on our hayride and bought two small pumpkins at the farm’s store for a couple dollars each before heading home:)