Friday, November 11, 2011
Pumpkins for my Pumpkins
For the first time in 8 years I took my kids to the pumpkin patch. I normally get out of this duty because Grandma Lou and Papa Tom have the kids for a sleep over and then take them to the pumpkin patch while Caskey and I get a little adult time. But this particular fall has been busy, for everyone. We almost just skipped the whole thing and opted for pumpkins from the grocery store. But because of all my wonderful blog posts Grandma started feeling guilty. She was going to take 4 of them all by herself, but I had pity on her and we all went together.
First of all, OMG! Its is EXPENSIVE. The pumpkins aren't, they are very reasonable. it is the cost for the pony ride (the pony goes in a circle), the train ride (yeah, its not a train) and even the corn maze. It really is over the top. But its one of the ways that Grandma likes to indulge the kids, so they got to do it all.
My favorite part of the whole day was the scarecrow competition they have displayed in the sunflower alley. It was pretty comical for the younger age groups and down right scary for the older age groups. Some of my favorites were ghoulgle earth and angry birds.
As is the way of southern California fall, its was blaringly hot. The kids had a blast though climbing a pyramid of hay, getting their faces painted and pouring over hundreds of pumpkins for the best/most perfect one. I had a great time with the kids and sharing something new with them. It was a lot of fun being with my mom too and letting her teach me something about the kids. However, if they offer another sleep over followed by a trip to the pumpkin patch without the kids . . . . you bet I will be taking that deal.