So a few weeks into September as I was longing for Fall to roll around (am still longing in case I haven't made it clear in every post how stinking hot it is!), I put out our list:
And a few weekends ago, we hit our local pumpkin patch at Dewberry Farms (and by local I mean drive 1.5 hours near construction-ridden I-10 to get there). But we had a blast! We actually met up with some of the moms in our playgroup which was fun, but it's definitely hard to do things together when the toddlers are really the ones in charge!
W found real ducks that didn't swim away as he said hello:
There was a great playground/park area for the little ones and my itsy bitsy spider couldn't get enough:
So back to that bucket list. I believe we can check off 3 items even if we didn't "technically" do it in true Fall style. Instead of a hay ride to the pumpkin patch we rode in a wagon pulled by a good old John Deere which W loved (as long as we were moving of course). There wasn't any hay involved but I say it counts. There may be other hay rides in our near future, but just in case, I'm checking it off!
And we passed by the corn maze. After a long hot morning with a sleepy baby, rolling the stroller (that we left at the beginning of the trail ride) through it just wasn't going to happen. That's where weather is they key. With temps in the 90s, you can only do so much outside!
But, low and behold--- The Pumpkin Patch!
The Sheriff loves pumpkins. In his eyes, they are giant balls, but as he comes to discover, quite heavy.
I love this pic! It doesn't so much capture any pumpkins, but his sweet, all-boy face melts my heart.
Down, set, hike???
Here, Momma, let's get this one! I think he was so excited that he finally found one he could pick up, but look at the intensity on his face!
One great "Fall" day with these two boys? I'll take it
Thanks again Katie for the great reminder to make great memories with our loved ones!