Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkin Patch!

After Hyrum's soccer game we (my parents, Brandon and I) decided that it would be fun to take the kids to a pumpkin patch. We found out from some friends, at the soccer game, of a pumpkin patch that was some what close by. We picked up some lunch from the deli at Wal-mart and headed on our way.

The kids had a great time. At the pumpkin patch,they had a large barn and around the barn was a large swing set.Can you tell the tires were made into a horse? Hyrum loved riding the horse swing.Also, there were a variety of animals to look at, sheep, turkeys, donkeys. Ben and Emmy were showing off their animals sounds skills matching the same sounds the animals were making. Ben once again wanted to get as close as he could to the animals and try to touch them. Thank goodness Papa was there to keep a close watch. Emmy was quite content to have Brandon hold her while she looked at the animals.
They also had a big swimming pool filled with corn kernels and shovels, buckets and other fun toys for the kids to play with.Ben and Emily weren't so sure at first. However, after a few minutes they became very inquisitive and loved playing in the kernels. I know most of the pictures of Ben have him with his eyes are closed, but I love his excitement on his face. He had such a great time at the pumpkin patch. Hyrum also had a great time playing in the kernels.
How the kernels got there you might ask. An ingenious plan to keep the pool stocked full of kernels. They had a spot for the kids to first shuck the corn and then put the corn into a grinder(?) to take all of the kernels off. Hyrum thought that machine was so cool. As you can tell by the pictures, he took his job very seriously.
To go out to the true pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin was six dollars a person! Crazy! We decided that the kids would be happy each picking out a small pumpkin for a buck and they were.
Below are our attempts to get a good picture of the kids with my parents and with Brandon and myself.It was such a fun day and we all had a great time.

6 comments:

Kyle & Jill Revell said...

Those are such cute pictures. I love fall...it makes for terrific photo shoots. That looks like a really fun place. I love the corn kernals - too fun!

Bonnie said...

Looks like fun! The corn kernel thing is really cool! The pictures are so cute!

lcdiaz said...

Looks like fun!! I love going to the pumpkin patch! The pictures look so cute! They had a corn kernal thing at Hee Haw this year too, Christian was to nervous to go play in it...all well :( Glad you guys had fun!

Theresa said...

That looks like such a cool place!!! I love pumpkin patches especially when there are little kids! :) And yours are too cute! And yah I did know that Ashley has a little girl, I have the link to her blog also, thanks for letting me know though!! So how is everything going for you??? :) I still think of our days back in Idaho!!!!!! fun times!!!! :)

Ace the Goat said...

Every time I look at your blog I am amazed.
your kids are absolutely adorable!!!

meg said...

great photos! what a fun day.