Pumpkin Patch

pp 2013This last weekend was a gorgeous sunny weekend for October in Oregon.  I just love how ALL four seasons vividly occur in Oregon. Therefore, our little family strapped on our boots, loaded up the Radio Flyer Wagon and headed to a local pumpkin patch. One of our many local pumpkin patches, Wooden Shoe Farms, has an amazing annual pumpkin fest.

First and foremost we headed straight for the pumpkin field.  This was our little munchkin’s first visit to the patch. Last year he was only 5 months old, so instead of going to the pumpkin patch we brought the patch to him.  We even carved a pumpkin just his SIZE. ..Literally. What a chunk…yes both the babe and the pumpkin. one arm faded pumpkinedited darkroom 5 month

This pumpkin patch was perfect for little tiny hands, looking for the perfect petite pumpkin.  We, the young and inexperienced parents, were under the impression that picking out the PERFECT pumpkin would be quick and easy… Boy, were we wrong. We were pointing out pumpkins left and right to Cason and he kept telling us “NO”…”NO”… “NO”! Til’ finally he found one and picked up this nice round pumpkin out of the field and turn to us and yelled in his ever so serious, but kind voice “GO” and started heading off towards the gravel road to place his pumpkin into the wagon.pp 2013 2pp 2013 3

Now that we had our pumpkins, we tromped out of the patch and headed over to Cow train or “MOOOOO TRAIN”, according to Cason.  This cow train was adorable, made out of 50 gallon drum/barrels with wooden cow heads, Cason and I cruised throughout the corn maze in the cow named “Bossy”, which the hubby thought was hilarious and way too fitting. (I am not bossy …I just know what I want and when I want it! LOL.)  This train was such a hit…WE HAD TO RIDE IT TWICE.  Of course 3rd stop was the petting zoo area, where Cason fell in love with the goats and chickens and rabbits.  He was shouting at the other little kiddos and animals, “Cock a doodle doo” over and over. Cason is a total farm boy…. he only wants to read farm animal books and play animal sound games on the IPAD.  However, he doesn’t understand why other kids are not as interested in talking back to him via animal sounds. pp 2013 4

We had way too much fun at the pumpkin patch…now onto decorating our pumpkins.  Stay tuned for some DIY Decorating Designs for Pumpkins.