Friday, October 21, 2011

Pumpkin Patch 2011

I need to get caught up on a few blog posts! (Marathon recap part II coming SOON!) The week before last (Oct 15th) we went to the KC Pumpkin Patch. I think this is the third year that we have gone and every year it just gets bigger and better! This year I had pre-bought our tickets off an internet deal so we had tickets to the corn maze as well. Russ captured so many good pictures of the kids that I am having a hard time narrowing it down. Plus, the day was just so much fun that each picture just makes me laugh and remember what a great day it was.

We got to to the pumpkin patch around 10:00 and didn't leave until almost 2. I think I could have stayed all day long... but we were due for naps for sure!

Enough talking, here are the pics:

The sandbox was a HUGE hit! Ross loved it so much that I was already re-thinking the fact that I hate sand and didn't want one at home. He just played and played with the tractors and shovels. Ryan liked it quite a bit too. Unfortunately most of our pics included a little girl mooning our camera. Seriously - mothers of girls... QUIT buying the low rise hipster jeans. I know that's what is in style but ALL DAY long at the pumpkin patch we saw all of the girls trying to climb on swingsets, etc and all of their panties were sticking out... if not more!

These bouncy horses were new this year. We didn't spend much time on them but we did a couple of bounces and got some cute pictures.

Ross played forever on this toddler swingset... happy as can be!

Reid did the zipline the minute we got to the pumpkin patch. The line usually gets long so we did it before the patch got too busy. Ryan wouldn't do it this year.

This slide was new this year as well. It was a bunch of PVC pipes so it was a bumpy, rolly slide. All three boys eventually tried it. I love the picture of Ryan!

The little boys really liked this train made out of barrels. They rode it twice and we meant to go back and do it some more but just never had time.

Another new, fun item this year... bowling lanes. Ross enjoyed setting up and knocking down pins while Ryan did some real bowling and bowled a strike!

Ryan climbing in a wooden tractor.

There is so much to do at this pumpkin patch! There's also a LARGE orange jumping pillow that's always a huge hit, the pumpkin patch itself, including tractor rides out and back, tricycle rides, water pumps, paintball guns, haunted barn, etc. There's just so much to do and so much open ground to let the boys just play around. We also hit up the concession stand for lunch and snacks and the prices are very reasonable. Ryan picked cotton candy for his snack and Reid picked a sour straw. (Ross ate a hot dog and bites of everything any of us would share). This is definitely a yearly tradition that we will keep up with.

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