Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pumpkin Patch 2011

Last year, we were fortunate enough to stumble upon an awesome pumpkin patch right by my BFF, Leah's, mom's house. It is in Decatur, so it is a bit of a drive, but we were soooo pleased last year. We decided to make it an annual tradition. :) Last Thursday, we loaded up 2 cars to maximum capacity and headed out to the country. It was just as good (if not better!) this year. We all had the best time!
Here is the post from last year. **Mascara Alert**: Drew looks still looked like a baby back then and now he is a certifiable big boy. Looking back at last year will make you cry big, fat crocodile tears. Or maybe that's just me... :-/

My Three Dapper Darlings :)
This year, Mama Ginger was kind enough to go to the patch with us and then to host Leah, Holly, Abbey, and I and all of our kiddos for lunch. That's 4 adults and 7 kiddos! She is a saint, I tell ya! Lunch was yummy and the company was even better. :)

Leah, Holly, Me, and Abs
I have such beautiful friends! Their hearts are even prettier than their faces, I can assure you of that. Love these girls!
Kiddo Group Shot
Clayton, Drew, Caroline, Maggie, Sadie, and Luke

There's somethin' about that Drew - he makes me smile.
My Punkin' in the punkin's

Apparently, the pumpkins were much more interesting than his Mama jumping up and down acting like a fool trying to get him to smile. Ha!

After the children had paid their toll by smiling for a gazillion pictures, it was time to let them loose to enjoy the fun! This patch has animals, bounce houses, a barrel train, hayrides, face painting, etc. It is pretty much a kid's paradise.

This year they had a pedal go kart track. Clayton was in hog heaven! Right after I took this picture he said, "Muscles, don't fail me now!" Ha ha! Crazy kid.

Drew loved the goats. I'm pretty sure that he exceeded his allotment of 1 cup of goat food at least 10 times over. :)

Clayton was a bigger fan of the chicks. He was so sweet holding this one and talking baby talk to him, "Aw, little buddy, do you miss your Mama?"
"Can we keep him, puh-leeeezzzz?"
The future Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Carpenter
We're racking up the pictures for their wedding slide show. ;)

Drew and his bud, Luke
It was a full day of fun! We didn't get home until 4:30 and the boys just got car naps on the road. But, we left with full bellies and happy hearts. Can't wait til next year!