Mommy and her family have a tradition of going to the pumpkin patch each year to find the perfect pumpkin. This year they had to find a new patch. This one had some features that the one here at home didn't offer.
Like the pig races.
It turned out to be fun to watch. The pigs were in classes by weight.
Even the little piglets got a turn.
There were pony rides for the little kids.
On the way home, Baby Sister kept saying, "I ride the pony!"
She was all smiles the whole time.
She had a go at petting a goat in the petting zoo.
That was not as much fun as the pony ride.
Because she spent so much time here at our farm,
Baby Sister loves tractors.
"Trac trac" was one of the first things she learned to say.
At this pumpkin farm, she got to ride in a wagon behind a tractor...
...and get up close to the cows that looked at lot like the ones at Daddy-O's farm.
We have never decorated our hay bales, but they always look cute,
The last activity of the day was going through the corn maze.
Thanks to Big Sister's good sense of direction
(and a little help from a 10-year-old boy that we met
about halfway through--"4 rights and a whole bunch of lefts")
we got out in time to get home for the football kick-off.
The only thing missing from the day were the pumpkins! This patch had been cleaned out by people who must have gone days/weeks earlier than us. Only tiny ones were left. But we had fun and that was the main thing. Mommy and Daddy will have to shop for a huge pumpkin somewhere else this weekend and send us pictures of their jack-o-lantern.