Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pumpkin "Patch"

This last Saturday we set out to go to a pumpkin patch for the very first time with Brenden. Now that he can walk I was so excited to watch him run (ok...waddle) up and down the lines of pumpkins. Imagine our surprise as we pulled up to what was described as a huge corn maze and pumpkin patch with lots of fun activities for kids to find a small pile of pumpkins, a tiny maze, and a couple of goats. And we're supposed to pay $8 for this??? Tim was the only one who got out of the car and when the lady he asked about the pumpkin patch pointed to the 10 pumpkins they had, he walked back and asked me to look up something else. Our next stop was more like a fruit stand with tons of pumpkins outside, which actually worked much better than the previous stop. There were piles of pumpkins to sit Brenden on for pictures and tons of different kinds of pumpkins to choose from. Have you ever seen a gray pumpkin? I hadn't. The really nice guy at the counter told us about the farm that the pumpkins came from not far from where we were so we headed that way. It still wasn't a pumpkin patch, but it had a lot more to do and it was FREE. So Brenden got to feed a goat, stare at a camel (yes...a camel), wave at birds and chase chickens. He actually did really well waddling around holding my hand and watching the other kids, even climbed some stairs. So even though I didn't get my dream of an actual field of pumpkins, what we got was pretty darn cool. And since we were down near Glenpool we drove past Mike and Connie's old houses and the school Tim went to. So much fun to reminisce!

Happy Halloween from the Kellys!


Here are the pictures from our pumpkin adventure! There are a few other pictures thrown in there, too. You can click on the link or copy and paste. Enjoy!

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2032263&l=225b1&id=73003226

3 comments:

Grant Goodale said...

Geeze. $8? I think I got into the fair for less than that, and i got (1) a free t-shirt from Char Broil (2) a free ride in the space needle (courtesy OG&E).

Heather said...

Yeah, makes you really miss the Happy Apple Farm, huh? I mean, not that it was the be-all and end-all of pumpkin patches, but it was real! :-)

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The Kellys said...

We were so upset! We've seen real pumpkin patches (we lived very close to one in Fountain) so it was a complete letdown. But we have pictures...so we're happy! :)

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