During the month of October one visit to the pumpkin patch just isn’t enough. And as much as Liam loves pumpkins, I thought it was a great idea to visit another patch while my mom was in town. This time we went to Tapia Brothers Pumpkin Patch, not too far from us. This place wasn’t as big as Underwood Farms, but that didn’t stop Liam from having a great time. He ran so fast repeating the word “pumpkins.” A few rounds and he was unstoppable. We finished up with a bag of popcorn and bought a few small pumpkins for our Thanksgiving decor. Then we were off to the airport to say goodbye to Grandma.
And of course popcorn to wrap up our visit at the patch.
Liam and Grandma
A little late but wanted to share our fun pumpkin carving party I hosted a few days before Halloween. We’ve made it a tradition to carve pumpkins and bake spider cupcakes each year….at least I did. Ha! Since we are new to Valley Glen, I wanted to have a few valley moms and their toddlers join us while we prepare for one of the most exciting holiday’s of the year, Halloween. I am part of the Valley Mom Meetup Group. It’s a great way to meet parent’s and their children by hosting events or attending events hosted by others. The turn out was great and although most of the tots didn’t have all their attention on the carving, they had a blast running around in the yard together. Stay tuned for our Halloween photos!
This was our first time at Underwood Farms pumpkin patch. It’s a drive, but being that it was a Monday we arrived fairly quickly. Not only that, since we went on a weekday so we had no problem with large crowds and we only paid 3 bucks to get in! Next year we HAVE to go on a weekend. The weekend I hear is a lot more fun. Food stands are open, games are going on every corner, and it’s not so much of a ghost town like it was when we went. We will just have to deal with lots of people and pay 15 bucks a head. Ouch! what a difference in price. I hear it’s worth it though.
Either way, this season was perfect to go on a weekday being that I was about 37 weeks pregnant at the time. Liam had a blast running around the pumpkins and corn field maze. He also fed the animals and played around the wooden trains. And the huge tractors were a hit! All of it was enough to get his energy out and enjoy a strawberry smoothie at the end. I love seeing him smile! He is the luckiest boy in the world!
Here are a few pics from our pumpkin patch visit…