This weekend the kids and I went with Nanno and Mimi to our usual pumpkin patch. It never fails that I pick an intensely sunny day for this. The hayride is always sooooo hot, but the kids love it.
Because who wouldn't love getting to see exotic animals?
The hayride weaves through pastures where the animals are kept pausing at each one, and then it stops at the pumpkin patch and playground. The kiddos ran straight out to pick their pumpkins.
And, then they played.
Sophia was a little upset when she couldn't play in the corn box (Thank you, allergies), but she recovered quickly and had a blast climbing and swinging and running through the maze.
We loaded back onto the wagon with our pumpkins and headed to the main building where there were much needed refreshments and more animals.
And, photo ops...of course. Not that my kids ever pose for those.
Maybe I should've brought candy. Do you think that would convince them to all smile at once?
The animals were the clear winners here. The kids were enamored.
We all had loads of fun, but I'm still brainstorming ways to do this at home. Okay, so the camel and tortoise are out, but we've got the space and the hay bales and the tractor and trailer. We could even make it totally allergy friendly for Sophia. Not having to say, "Sorry. Your allergic." would be so nice. And, we wouldn't have to drive or stand in line! Can you tell I'm a homebody?