Saturday, October 14, 2006

Cotton Pickin' Pumpkin Patch

Today, we went on our annual trek to the pumpkin patch. This was the first year that we had taken both kids (Gracie was only two months old last year!) and also the first time that the grandparents accompanied us. All four of them, plus Aunt Kim and her friend Tracey. We had a blast.

It was a perfect day for such an outing. Just cool enough to keep from getting too hot for enjoyment. The sun was bright and warming through the fall chill, the sky was clear and beautiful, and the crowds not too overwhelming. The kids played on the playground, romped in the hay, wound their way through a maze, pet the rabbits and goats at the petting zoo, jumped in the cotton trailers, swam in the corn cribs, relaxed for the hayride, picked their way through the actual pumpkin patch, swung in the swings, ate cotton candy, and were ready to go home. Who wouldn't be?

There were lots of smiles and lots of movement as we tried to keep pace with our little energizer bunny kids. I enjoyed having all the extra hands to help keep up with my kids, and all the extra hands seemed to be enjoying keeping my kids!

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