PUMPKIN PATCH 2015

Our 2nd year to the Underwood Family Farm pumpkin Patch!  I love this place.  There is so much to do here.  I realized after, though, that we couldn’t do any of the games or watch any of the shows.  Just running around the patch and one cow train ride was enough to get Liam and Jace exhausted.  And the weather wasn’t very fall like. lt was a really hot day.  Liam somewhat enjoyed a snow cone.  He had a few bites, then spilled it all over himself after I offered him a piece of my burger and he screamed out “NO!” Haha!!  Gotta love toddlers! Tim and I had these delicious burgers.  Yeah, we scarfed those down in 10 seconds.  The idea of sitting down under the shade at a picnic table sounds amazing, but that doesn’t happen when you have 2 balls of energy.  The pumpkin picking was fun.  We got a couple of pumpkins in the wagon and, as usual, Tim pulled the boys all throughout.  However, Jace couldn’t sit still for very long so we hurried to the checkout.  Didn’t even get to use our tickets.  Good news is, we managed to leave there with our two boys unscathed.

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PRESCHOOL IN OCTOBER

It’s October and it’s still blazing hot outside.  It would have been perfect if we had some fall weather during Liam’s first preschool field trip to the pumpkin patch.  I think we all left with sun tans.  Nonetheless, Liam had a blast.  He played on tricycles, ran on planks, and jumped up and down on hay stacks.  We even went on a hayride across the street. It’s a new addition to the patch.  During the ride you try and spot the scarecrow, spiderman hanging from a tree, and other cool things along the way.  Kids loved it and they all went back to school with a mini pumpkin to keep!

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Liam’s birthday celebration at school comes with a crown and a cupcake.  Lucky for us, we got to see him blow out his candle.  “Don’t touch the flame Liam!”

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Pumpkin Patch Part 2

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.

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And of course popcorn to wrap up our visit at the patch.
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Pumpkin Picking at Underwood Farms

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…

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Off to the Pumpkin Patch We Go!

Now that Liam’s party is over it’s time to focus on Halloween treats, eats, and fun events!  There is never a dull moment in the Mitchell home.  It might be the three of us at times, but that doesn’t stop us from having fun and making memories, especially with our little munchkin.  Let’s start with our visit to the Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch.  It’s about an hour away from where we live, but a visit here was a must.  There is much more to do and the scenery is amazing.  Plus, Tim’s mom lives right around the corner so we swooped her up on the way.

Stuff to do at the patch; Free hay rides, hay pyramid, corn maze, hay maze, animal viewing, pony rides, train rides, pumpkin chucker, face painting, music, eat delicious food, and of course picking your favorite pumpkins to carve.

We didn’t get to try all of what the patch had to offer since baby Liam can only do so much.  Oh, and I can’t forget Tim’s obsession with football.  It was a Sunday afternoon so someone was looking forward to watching his games. 🙂

However, we will return next year!  Stay tuned to our pumpkin carving photos!

Happy Fall Y’all!

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Happy Fall from the Mitchell Family!