This weekend my family came up to participate in our yearly trip to the pumpkin patch. Nick and I started this tradition with our friends a few years back whenever we all lived in the same town. Since then, Nick and I have visited the pumpkin patch every year and for the past few years my family has been included in the tradition.
Whenever we first visited the pumpkin patch several years ago a variety of pumpkins, squash and gourds was about all it had to offer. Since then, they have added a lot of activities for the whole family. Other than the various locations to take family pictures, they have a snack bar, tire swings, a hay maze for the tiny tots, bean bag toss, a cotton combine full of cotton for the kids to toss and roll around in, tiny tractors for kids to ride around on, hayrides, horses rides, a train the runs around the entire pumpkin patch and a full size corn maze.
The corn maze was added this year so we had to check it out. The maze was designed in the shape of one large pumpkin with four smaller pumpkins surrounding it. Throughout the maze were ten green posts with numbers on them. If you found all ten numbers, you would be entered into a contest to win $100 gift certificate to the pumpkin patch. We easily spent a good 45 to an hour wandering around looking for the elusive numbers.
After we completed the maze, we headed to the snack bar for a refreshment. It got a little hot walking in circles, even though there was a nice breeze blowing throughout the day. I wish the temperature would have been a tad bit cooler. It just doesn’t seem like Fall when heath and sweat is involved. Once we cooled off, we made our pumpkin selections.
I picked out a lot of tiny pumpkins and squash to decorate the house with and two larger pumpkins to accompany the mums in our carport. We also picked up some spaghetti and butternut squash. I can’t wait to eat those bad boys! After the pumpkin patch, we headed home and settled in for coffee and birthday cake. It was a great early birthday celebration and another memorable trip to the pumpkin patch.