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.
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.
Liam and Grandma
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…