T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pumpkin Patch 2011

Waiting to load up and wearing their hats.
Once again, we went back to the V Family Farm, courtesy of Good Neighbors D & M. There we had some farm fun and pumpkin picking. This is a special farm for raising tractors. So you can probably guess what the kids did. 

First, I want to thank our hosts - Mr. and Mrs. V -  for opening their home to all of us and being so generous. Secondly, a huge thank you to our Good Neighbors for planting and tending the pumpkins. There were so many amazing ones to choose from - no surprise we came home with five! Plus, all the food was delicious. You guys are too good to us. Thank you.

We had just a spectacular time. If you recall, we had an incredible time last year, too. Of course, Bebe Sister was not really mobile and T Rex was terrified of the tractors. However, this year, we were all more participatory making the experience that much better.

Here are the highlights. I will also post individual photos on the kids' blogs, too, so visit them here and here, if you'd like to see more including T Rex's tractor ride.

Fair warning, lots and lots of photos...

Before we left, at T Rex's insisting, I managed to finished his beloved Daniella the Striped Tigress' costume - a non-scary witch costume was the request (note the broom she is holding, I certainly could not forget that, at least according to T Rex I could not). This to go along with Daniel Stripe-less Tiger's pumpkin costume. My hand is numb from all the crocheting I've been doing. Yes, they made the trip. Buzz Lightyear went last year but this year it was the meows.

Picking pumpkins was first on the agenda. T Rex insisted Bebe Sister get a green one. This is the one he chose for her. She approved and allowed him to cut the stem for her.

We also saw some fun bugs while we were there. Here is the first - a lady bug resting on Bebe Sister's pumpkin.

Then just some fun family photos in the patch. The kids were quite distracted looking at all the amazing pumpkins.

This one is my favorite photos of the day. These were our chosen pumpkins.

Then onto some of the tractor riding fun. Both kids were a little apprehensive about getting on the little gator truck but once Bebe Sister took a ride, T Rex was interesting in giving it a try. Then all the kids piled into the back and offered their support and encouragement and he was fine. It was cute to see the kids asking him if he was alright and telling him he was doing a good job. Then T Rex drove the big tractor with some help from Mr. V. He said it was "a bit scary" but he was brave and made the loop.

On our gator ride we spied a super cool bug. We went back to check it out. We were all impressed how it resembled a leaf and also at its surprisingly large size.

After a delicious lunch, the kids settled in for some rock collecting after which it was time for naps before the kids turned into pumpkins.

Thank you again to our planners and hosts. We certainly appreciate it and will forever treasure these memories.


Rey said...

My kids are freaking out over that leaf bug lol!
Glad you enjoyed your pumpkin patch day too! We did ours last weekend and it was great.
I just love seeing the photos of your little ones loving on each other! I can feel how much love you have in your household just by the example they are with each other!
Happy Autumn to you all!

Jenners said...

Love the green pumpkin! And how they are looking off to the side in the one photo!! Totally cute! Looks like a great time!

Caitlin said...

Great pictures! I love how Princess always rests her head on Trex's shoulder!

Very cool bug too and that green pumpkin is neat!!

also the meows have never looked better! Well done on the costumes!

Kim said...

Wonderful pictures of what looks like such a great daY! It's true what you say that each year things get better. We can do so much more this year too now that Naveen is mobile. Love the picture of sister on the pumpkins too!

JKMommy said...

A leaf bug!!! Super cool!! It has been a long time since I spied one of those! We have a family of praying mantises in our raspberry bushes! The little tractor looks like a fun ride!! So I have to ask, are green pumpkins unripe or are they a certain variety?? Will you be making pies??

JKMommy said...

Oh yes, and I forgot to say, the meows are adorable!! Awesome costumes!!!!!!!

septembermom said...

Princess and T-Rex have a beautiful bond. It is so evident in the pictures. Everyone looks great. Looks like tons of fun.