Monday, October 20, 2008

Pumpkin Patch




Saturday was our trip to the Red Barn Farm in search of the "Perfect" Pumpkin. This is a serious task for our children and they set out on their own to claim the biggest and best. Ryan struggled in his search and became disheartened at times but in the end he prevailed.

Rosey was quick to the task and decided which one was the biggest, this is something that she is dead serious about. It must be the biggest! Daddy appreciates that as the token pumpkin carrier. She was only momentarily sidetracked by the ladybug that didn't want to tag along.

We were wowed by horses, chickens and geese after the pumpkin selection was complete. The latter was a personal favorite of Ryan. Well, it could have been the chihuahua that was a small as a rat. He found it interesting, but refused to touch it. I can't blame him really.

We enjoyed the warmth of the afternoon and especially the joy in the children's eyes. I couldn't imagine Halloween without them. It certainly doesn't share the same spirit.

4 comments:

Tamaratravel said...

I liked the slide show....I would get distracted there for hours....At least you got big pumpkins...Anna-maria went yesterday with her class and came back with a $7 mini....It's all about the animals though...

Williamson Fam said...

Sounds like you had fun! Pumpkins are fun.

Shannon said...

That looks like a terrific pumpkin patch! How nice that you had sunshine to trek around in.

Will and Marcie Davis said...

Oh I love picking pumpkins!We took the kids to one here! It was a BLAST!!! Kids DEFINATELY make holidays!!!! Your kids are just too cute!!! You guys always look like you have so much fun! What a good Mom you are !!!!