Last weekend we went to our favorite pumpkin patch! It couldn't have been a more beautiful day. One of those perfect fall days.
Andrew couldn't wait to go pick out a pumpkin and feed the animals!
He spent a lot of time trying to pick out just the right one, but most of them were "too hea-by!" so he found a smaller one, just his size!
Even with all these choices, we had to take the hay ride to the real pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin ourselves! But not until we did a few things first...
There is so much to do! We got there at 10:00 and didn't get home until after 2:00!
I think this was his favorite thing to do there. He wanted to ride the second he saw this tractor, and he never wanted to get off! After everything else we did, this was what he wanted to do again before we went home. I find it funny, since he still refuses to pedal!!
This was such a neat addition this year! They added little planks for the billy goats to walk up on, so they would walk up on the roof! It was so cute! I didn't get a picture of one up on top, but we had fun watching them.
They have the houses of the Three Little Pigs- made out of straw, sticks and bricks. I had to laugh when I uploaded these pictures and saw this sign hanging on the wall in one of the pig's houses! I just cracked up!! How many times we've been to this orchard and Andrew has been in these little houses and I never noticed it before!!
Andrew wasn't too sure about this ram. It had funny horns.
Daddy showed him how to feed the goat but he still wasn't too impressed! Ha!
He loved playing in this little "outhouse." He would shut the door and hide and peek through the little window and then open it and just laugh!
The corn pool was the other big hit of the day. He just had a blast "swimming" in the corn! Mommy got a taste of the corn pool too, since I followed him around with the camera! I think we were shaking corn out of our clothes and shoes the rest of the day!
He would just lay down and wiggle himself down, head and all!
Finally it was time to take the hay ride to the pumpkin patch! Andrew loved the tractor that pulled the hayrack.
So this is how you pick out a pumpkin!
Daddy helped him pick a couple of them off the vines.
I just love this picture of his little hands holding his pumpkin he picked all by himself.
On our way back to the farm!
Ga Ga met us to take part in the fun!
We couldn't leave without jumping on the big jumping pillow! Andrew loved this! Last year daddy had to go up and jump with him but this year he did it all by himself!
Then there is this super fun slide! You sit on a potato sack and it goes really fast! Andrew loved it!
He wanted to ride with mommy and daddy!
Here we were waiting in line for delicious food! They have a huge food barn that serves all kinds of yummy fall favorites, like pulled pork sandwiches, homemade apple sauce, sweet corn and cider. Mmmm. It just puts you in the mood for fall!
This is Andrew's big cheesy smile! I made him say cheese before he could ride the pedal tractors again so this is his impatient "cheese!" Ha!
On another note, the start of school has brought our share of the sickie bugs! Andrew has started getting his regular cold, which leads to a nasty cough, which last year led to breathing treatments for most of the winter months. We were hoping to avoid it this year, but it looks like it is back in full swing. It was especially bad the day we went to the pumpkin patch, which brought us and the doctor to the conclusion that Andrew does have allergies and getting colds does trigger him to have some wheezing and coughing issues. So since he is bigger now, he now has 2 inhalers which is much more time efficient than using the nebulizer for up to an hour every day! Since we started, his cough has improved some but it looks like he'll be needing them through the winter again.
But it certainly isn't going to stop us from having our share of fun!!!