Monday, October 12, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Fall is here and it is lovely. Well, some of the days have been lovely. It would be nice if the rain would hold off a bit so we can at least enjoy the fall weather. We did find a break in the clouds and took Parker for the first time to the Great Pumpkin Patch in Hayden, Alabama. This particular pumpkin patch is located close to where we live.

I have to be honest and say that I did not grow up visiting the pumpkin patch as a child. To my knowledge I never visited a pumpkin patch with my family or with my school. And no, I don't hold a grudge because I can list numerous items that other people never had the opportunity to do, but I did! But as a first time mom, I wanted to be sure that my son got to experience the pumpkin patch.

Sunday, we made our plans. Parker fell asleep in the truck on the way home from church, so we let him sleep while Braxton and I went by the house to change clothes. We grabbed a quick bite to eat at the local mexican restaurant, then headed to the patch. Just as we arrived, the sun came out! Yippee!!! The first thing that caught Parker's eye was the big green and yellow tractor. See, Parker loves Braxton's lawnmower, but more than that Parker loves his Papa's lawnmower. Every afternoon when I get Parker out of his carseat, he immediately runs to Braxton's riding lawnmower and climbs up. He thinks he is such a big boy sitting up there acting as if he was driving. So when he saw big JOHN DEERE TRACTOR, wow was he impressed!
After we convinced him to get off the tractor, we visited some of the decorations for a couple of photo ops. As any 18 month, almost 19month old would...he wouldn't look at the camera. OH WELL! Those are the memories we have!

Parker as the Pumpkin Sheriff! He loved smiling for this picture!

Wondering why he was holding this thing!

Still not real sure about the pumpkins! They looked like balls, but they were not as light!

Next on to the wagon ride and to pick out our pumpkin! I was excited about the wagon ride. Parker of course could not take his eyes off of the tractor that was going to be pulling our wagon. His eyes were glued. The ride didn't bother him and we know he is not allergic to hay! We found two great pumpkins to decorate our porch. No carving this year....maybe we will try it when he is 2 and 1/2!

Waiting for the Wagon to arrive

He was not about to take his eyes off that tractor!

Enjoying the ride!

Not real sure about all the pumpkins. He mainly liked the ones that were rotting!
Although there was so much more to do besides just getting a pumpkin, we decided that we would add something new each year. Probably the Pony Rides and the Petting Zoo next year. Then when he is a little older (and it is worth the money), he can enjoy the inflatables. Of course we did let him go by the tractor one more time! Here he is with his Mommy. And yes he refused to look at the camera again.


Elesha Maynard said...

I'm trying to forgive you for the John Deere. Only because your background and child are cute. You can get by with it this one time :)

Amy said...

I can't believe how big he is!! That little man is a cutie :) Hope you are doing well!

Angela said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!!! Hope you guys are doing well and I can't get over how big our boys are getting.

The Reno Family said...

Elesha - sorry! I really did look for a Cub Cadet Tractor and had no luck.

Amy - He is growing up fast. And a big boy! Nick Saban better get his number quick - he got a pee wee Alabama football and already knows how to run down the hall!

Angela - it is hard to believe our boys are growing up. After seeing Kason's big boy room, it makes me sad to think I better get started on Parker's!