10.14.2007

Pickin' Pumpkins

Yesterday we went to the Bill Bates Pumpkin patch. There was a small petting zoo (goats, sheep and cows), I wasn't too impressed with it, but what does my opinion matter? Isaac liked feeding the goats. Ainsley even got in on the action.

We got free hot dogs, and I am happy to say Isaac ate his! I was thrilled. After dinner, we walked around and took LOTS of pictures on the hay bales. As you can see Ainsley had more fun eating the hay, and Isaac spent a lot of time trying to get Ainsley not to eat the hay.


Here's a few of Isaac playing with the pumpkins (aka me trying to get him to pose for a picture):

A few of Ainsley doing the same:

We also went on a hay ride. Isaac is still asking about the farmer who got "stuck" in the hay bales. I am sure most of you have seen something similar. There were signs along the way asking if anyone had seen farmer John (or whatever his name was). Then at the end there was some legs and a arm hanging out of the giant hay bale. I felt bad for a little girl older than Isaac. She was really concerned about it, and kept asking her parents if he was real.

After the hay ride we went and picked a small pumpkin for Isaac. We walked up and down the pumpkin patch and let Isaac pick his own. He looks thrilled in this picture. . . He really did have fun though pointing out all of the pumpkins and examining each to find the perfect pumpkin!

Then went to the store for some "cheaper" bigger pumpkins. We will be carving them in the next couple weeks. So watch for those pictures. Just to hold you over, here are last year and the year before. All Mike's artwork. I am more of the triangle face kind of gal. I am going to try something different this year, hopefully I will be successful and patient enough to do so!!

9 comments:

Michael said...

1st of all, what the heck is that growning off the top of your daughters head?!
looks like a lot of fun... ainsley looks like she is getting so old and big!

Mike- now who am I suppose to compete against with my carvings... I don't even want to do one now...

Aaron & Brittney said...

Such cute pictures! I love fall and pumpkin pictures. Your kids are so cute!

Lacey said...

Brooke- cute pictures! They just opened the pumpkin patch right next to the potato barn..everytime we pass Elodie yell's to stop! I feel bad trying to explain to her that I want to get her some overalls before we go...LOL!

sarah said...

I can't wait to carve pumpkins, and now seeing your pictures I am really excited to take Hunter and get some pics with at a pumpkin patch. Love Ainsley's headband!

BandHGardner said...

Wow! Those carvings are amazing. Looks like you guys are enjoying the most of autumn.

Holly

The Tate's said...

Wow, Nice work on the pumpkins. We are the triangle nose and mouth kind of pumpkin carvers too, so I am amazed! The pumkin patch sounds so fun! Cute pictures!

Matt-Whitney said...

How fun!!!! love the pictures your kids are so cute!!! They took good pictures.

Audrey said...

I have to say I LOVE YOUR NEW PHOTO HEADER!!! You are so good at pictures. I guess that class is paying off huh?
And, I forgot to post my congrats when I read how much Isaac ate after his surgery. That rocks!!!! I can completely understand. It is wonderful!!!

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