Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Patch 2009

October so far has been very busy. Last weekend we had our first "snow" in Iowa, which for us was a light trace of snow and meant that the heat go turned on for the first time. Brent was pretty thrilled because that meant no more seasonal allergies with the temperature dipping below freezing.

This weekend, Kim and Todd came to visit us to celebrate Brent's 25th Birthday! He is a quarter of a century old and (hopefully) a year wiser. Brent isn't much of cake guy so I made him a peach cake. It was pretty good and I think I might have to post the recipe to share.
We also visited the Pumpkin Patch on Saturday. The boys had fun feeding the animals and playing on the play equipment and fall rides there. Oliver loved the tractor ride and Thomas loved playing in their corn box. The corn box is like a sand box but with corn feed. We got our pumpkins and enjoyed some of Bloomsbury Farms specialty hot apple cider. Hopefully we get to paint and carve the pumpkins this week. They look pretty cute on the front porch right now. We got 5 this year. We normally only do 1 per person but Thomas decided he wanted two little pumpkins this year.

Today, I enjoyed a day off from work and we went and saw the movie Where the Wild Things Are. Thomas loved having popcorn and water as a treat and was cracking up at parts in the movie. The ending was super cute and I noticed myself tearing up at parts. There were lots of good lessons and most importantly Thomas loved seeing his favorite book as a movie. Afterwards we made a quick trip to the children's museum and checked out their new Take Flight exhibit. The kids love the parachute jump and the flight simulator there. Its more of a big kid exhibit but Thomas and Oliver both enjoy that room and we could easily spend a couple hours in there if there was enough hours in a day.

After picking out our pumpkins at the pumpkin patch:

All giggles and fun:

In the corn box:

Partners in crime for life:

I'm a ghost here, but I am even more scary when I wake up in the morning. My vampire husband and scarecrow and Frankenstein children will tell you that for sure...

1 comment:

  1. great pictures. I think g would love a corn box