Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Great Pumpkin Patch

Yep, we did it! We visited our first pumpkin patch with Eli. Was it everything that I had imagined? Not exactly. I guess that it because I always imagine everything playing out like a Martha Stewart magazine spread...seriously, who hasn't imagined their life in a magazine at some point? The reality? Crazy packed, burning up, crowded pumpkin patch. LOL. I had been wanting to go to the Flower Mound pumpkin patch for the last 6 years, and decided this would be the year. Well, 1pm on a Saturday isn't an ideal time. However, we did end up having a lot of fun. But, I would be lying if I didn't say that we (cough, cough...I) are already planning another pumpkin patch trip to somewhere local on a week night in cooler weather.

We arrived with our friends the Joneses and their family. After devouring a lot of high calorie, fried food (corny dogs, fries, burritos, flautas, and funnel cake...ugh, I feel sick), we moved on to the photo opportunities and pumpkins. We moved from location to location snapping a ton of pictures along the way. The boys were obsessed with eating whatever hay they could grab and enjoying looking around.

Keith took Eli over a cute red tractor, which Eli fell in love with, and didn't want to leave. We also lost track of him for a little bit, and realized that he had wondered into the pumpkin patch to browse through their selection(j/k). We also felt that a midday outfit change might be necessary because the little guy was probably getting hot in his jeans (thank you Shelley for lending us one of Gavin's outfits!) Then, finally, we concluded the day with discovering Eli's new preference of travel...standing up. Keith propped him up in the stroller and closely supervised his stroll.

Well, that concludes the pumpkin patch trip, enjoy the pictures. :) I will be sure to continue to post future pumpkin patch trips. Also, be sure to check out the video that I included, I couldn't resist...I snapped it during one of Eli and Keith's nightly playtime routines. Eli LOVES playing with his dad!
Eli's commemorative 'First Pumpkin Patch' photo. shot.
Eli falling in love with the big red tractor
Eli refusing to let go of his big red tractor.

'Where's Eli?'
Oh, there he is, browsing the pumpkin selection.
Hanging out with his new friends, the peanut gang.

Mid-day outfit change to avoid heat exhaustion. Thanks Shelley!
Eli's new way to 'roll'.

1 comment:

KRiSTiN said...

Oh my gosh. cute cute CUTE pictures!