This weekend, we embarked on the traditional October family outing- the Trip to the Pumpkin Patch. It was one of my favorite activities growing up (right up there with picking out/chopping down our own Christmas tree), and I have vowed that my child will never have to get his pumpkin from a grocery store! Unless he asks…
We went to the same patch that we went to last year , along with the entire population of Boise. Okay, it wasn’t THAT crowded, but it was pretty full- and we didn’t go until 5:30 so we thought that we would beat the rush. Note that last year’s pumpkin that we picked out for Joseph (next to my belly) had a vine attached that looked like a placenta. Just like unborn baby Joseph. Gross.
The free hay-ride was first, and it made me very nauseated. But, not too nauseated to eat a hot dog afterwards, so don’t you worry. Brian decided that he wanted to stay on for the whole ride instead of getting off to pick out pumpkins (??!!), so the hay-ride portion of our visit lasted about half an hour.
A nice lady offered to take some family pictures of us. Unfortunately, in this one, I look as though I am extremely anxious, but trying to smile about it, and in this one, Brian looks…well…you have eyes. And nary a smile from Joseph. We tried to take a better one ourselves.
But seriously, look at that pumpkin hat. Couldn’t you just die?
He also hates hay. I will post a video later.
Now it was time for the classic Baby-next-to-first-pumpkin-in-cute-outfit picture. Right?! Well, apparently, Joseph didn’t get the memo. Cute outfit, check, pumpkin, check, Joseph cooperating…well…here’s what we got:
An accurate depiction of Joseph this year.
Lastly, we got some AWESOME!! hot doughnuts. So. So. Good. I should have gotten more. Sigh.
Despite the snotty nose, mediocre hot dog, and failed pictures (or maybe because of them?), we all had a great time and made some memories.
Hot Dog, Sausage Dog, Cheeseburger, Fries, Doughnuts, and pumpkins = $30
Starting a Family Tradition = Priceless