Monday, October 15, 2012

Pumpkin Patch Time!

My favorite time of year here in East Tennessee has arrived-------Autumn!   I love the cooler air, wearing boots & sweaters, lighting a nice fire at night and the amazing colors all around as the leaves turn brilliant shades. 

And I really love.......The Pumpkin Patch!

We had our annual FCC Pumpkin Patch trip this weekend.  And it was a wonderfully fun time for all of us,  The weather was perfect, not too hot but not cold with bright blue skies.  We had a great turn out and all the kids had the best time playing with their FCC pals.

This patch was a new one, since the other was just getting so large and was so busy.  We opted for a smaller one with less activities which turned out to be a great choice!  With less stuff to do the kids played together a lot and you could almost see the bonds that were already formed strengthen, and the new friendships developing!  Both my kiddos had a really awesome time and were fairly worn out when we left!

 After some play time we headed on the hay ride to pick our perfect pumpkins.

 And then it was time for a quick bite to eat...
 And a little more playing...

 before we toured the corn maze!
 The first maze was educational and the kids got to be farmers, planting corn, sorting recyclables and milking the cows.

 Then we made our way to the big maze where we had to find different scarecrows and punch our cards.  (The end prize was an ice cream needless to say we made sure to find all those scarecrows!)

 We spent some time relaxing
 But of course with these kids it didn't last long!  They played a made up version of "tag" with all kids involved, big & little!  It was great to watch them all run around chasing each other and having so much fun!

 Sammy and a pal decided to take a little break.  They had to run really hard to keep up with the big kids!
 One last visit with the animals before we headed out!  Sammy LOVED seeing the animals and woke up talking about them, how many he got to pet and the noises they made.

We finally left as the sun dropped fully out of sight. It was a wonderful event with really great friends....


Heather said...

Great pictures! The hat ones are my favorite.

michelle said...

Wow, what a fun pumpkin patch! It looked like your group had the whole place to yourself. That was a fun corn maze. Very slowly, our pumpkin patches in Hawaii are starting to add more activities for the kids.