|Waiting to load up and wearing their hats.|
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.