Monday, October 25, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

It is finally starting to feel like fall around here, meaning the temperature is dropping below 80 degrees, and it is absolutely fabulous. With the weather finally cooling down, and the grandparents in town for a visit this last weekend, we decided it was the perfect time to take L to the pumpkin patch. I have been wanting to go to this forever, and I'm so glad we finally made it. The farm was so cute, and it almost made you forgot you were right in the heart of Phoenix.

L was in awe of all of the animals. A few of his favorite? Well there were the goats (which he called dogs):

And the chickens:

The horses (also called dogs):

And so many more. The farm had baby chicks, baby pigs, cows, ducks, some big old roosters, and an ostrich, and we got to go around and pet all of them.

There was also a corn maze, which was fun (although a little creepy if you have ever seen Children of the Corn) L walked almost the whole way through before he decided he was tired and plopped down in the middle of the path, blocking traffic.

And then, of course, there were all the pumpkins. In the end we didn't end up buying any from there for two reasons;

1. they were pretty picked though all ready


2. Those suckers were expensive! Were talking like $18 bucks a pumpkin, when our local Fry's is selling them for like $6 or $7.

But we still went though and let L examine all of them. He kept trying to pick them up, so he was pretty happy when we found the patch of little pumpkins that were more his size.

I have always loved fall, and holidays and really getting into the spirit of things, but it is so much more fun know that L is around and I get to experience his joy and wonder at these outings also. And know that he is finally getting old enough to understand that we are doing fun stuff, I hope we can instill a lot of great traditions and childhood memories in him.

Happy fall!