I need to finish posting pics from the state fair, but honestly, I feel like posting from the pumpkin patch. So, I will do that instead -- Ha!
I *know* there are many awesome, fun pumpkin patches around. Our little Friesen Family of 4 really likes an equally awesome, yet smaller, pumpkin patch fairly close to home -- Papa's Pumpkin Patch!
There is no admission charge! You pay for a few of the fun activities as well as the pumpkins -- which are all very reasonably priced! Nope -- it's not as big, but goodness -- it's fun!
Last Saturday, Marc had to work. I asked my mom if she'd like to go, and she was able (she's a busy woman). So, my mom, the kiddos, and I went, and we had a nice morning. It helped that God provided us fabulous weather for the visit!
First -- the slide...multiple times! Kate went down once by herself. Her little body got all turned around -- which resulted in a lot of crying. So, I took her down with me -- multiple times -- a much better experience for a little 2 year-old! I'm *fairly* certain that my mom took a pic or two of Kate & me, but I keep forgetting to ask her to send them to me. So, here's one of Luke.
Then, we headed to the pit of corn. Both kids had a blast, and I was VERY impressed that neither child freaked out over sinking into corn. (We won't publicize just how much corn I later found in Kate's diaper)! Luke asked me to take pics of him in the air. I actually was able to get some great action shots.
Next -- the playground and tires to climb on...
After the playground, we went out to the pumpkin patch. I actually didn't take any pics in the patch. Between looking for that "perfect pumpkin" and carrying Kate (after she fell several times), I simply wasn't able to take any.
BUT, besides the "bigger" pumpkins we picked out, the kiddos picked out a couple of little pumpkins. I simply liked what I got when I asked them to pose!
A couple days later, Luke & I carved one of our bigger pumpkins. As I stated on Facebook, having a 6 year-old is awesome! When this Mama is one who is not super creative nor very good with carving pumpkins, a 6 year-old still thinks his Mama's awesome at it and really enjoys the experience & memory!