Monday, October 5, 2009

My First Pumpkin Patch

We took Kellen to a Pumpkin Patch in Yucciapa today. My new Bible study, MAPS (Moms with a Purpose) that meets on Thursdays at the church office, had our first meeting last week and we already had our first field trip planned with the kiddos. My sister Cassie had already been to the pumpkin patch and really liked it, so Kellen and I met over at her house and we headed over there together. We took pictures from arrival to departure... and a little video in between.

As we arrived at the Harvest, we had the kids pose in front of the hay stack. Kellen was chillin' in his stroller and Nolan has a new "thing," he poses by turning his head to the side.

As we were waiting to go on our hay ride, we looked through all the different kinds of pumpkins and squash. Kellen found a little pumpkin that was cute... and he began to eat it of course. So, we decided to take it with us. It was white and orange, it is now sitting on our dinning room table.

This is Cassie and Nolan sitting on the hay ride. Nolan has a funny smile in this picture. :)

I took this one of Kellen sitting on my lap on the hay ride... he was starring out the side looking at all the pumpkins. There were over 100 acres of pumpkins! They also had sunflowers, hard corn, and later in the year they also sell Christmas Trees.

This was part of the pumpkin patch... our view from the ride. There is a part of the patch that you can go and pick your own pumpkin if you don't want one that is already been taken. Pretty cool.

While we were hanging out... there was this horse, that was VERY friendly. I took Kellen over near him to pet him, and he started to rub against my arm, and then lightly butt heads with Kellen. I wish I would have had Cassie take a video of it. Kellen was giggling so much!! This pictures kinda shows a little piece of how cool this horse was!

While we were sitting on the hay, Kellen decided to have a taste. He sorta looks like a farmer with the hay hanging out of his mouth... his little tooth pick.

This was our tour leader, she informed us of the way that a pumpkin is made, and all the different types of pumpkins in the patch were on display. It was pretty cool.
When we finished being educated about the workings of a pumpkin we began our tour of the petting zoos! There were bunnies, ponies, donkeys, turtles, roosters, and sheep! This is a picture of Kellen petting a sheep!

Before we headed over to the other side to feed the goats, there were some baby goats that Kellen wanted to pet, and they said hello to him through the fence! I got some of it on video:

After looking at the baby goats, we headed over to the other feeding grounds and our tour guide gave us food to feed the goats! I tried to put some in Kellen's hand and he put it in his mouth before the goats could eat it!! Thankfully, it is only wheat, so it didn't hurt him.

He didn't seem to mind the goats even when they were all over him! They nibbled on my hood, and my pants, but they never bit Kellen.

Our final destination was the tower of hay barrels. Kellen was a little too small to climb up to the top on his own. But, he still enjoyed trying.

I took a time out from taking pictures to pose with my baby boy. We had so much fun together. He was such a good boy the entire time. He was a little cranky on the way out there, which made me nervous about going. However, as soon as we got there he was glad to get out of the car!

The drive home was pretty quite...

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