Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pumpkin Patch

Growing up, we never went to a pumpkin patch. Our pumpkins usually came from the grocery store. I don't know if it was a time thing since both my parents worked full time or if there just weren't any pumpkin patches in our town. It didn't matter though because we always had fun decorating them. They didn't have these fancy pumpkin carving kits like they do today - it was all about drawing your face with a marker and cutting it out. My parents role was to make sure we didn't cut our fingers off. Mom toasted the pumpkin seeds while Dad helped carve. Good times.

Where we live now, there are LOTS of farms that have pumpkin patches including one that is about 2 miles from our house. Of course, that would have been too easy so I didn't pick that one. After consulting with some friends, I decided to go to Stocker farms in Snohomish WA which is about a 30 minute drive north east of where we live. We had so much fun! We got there early so it wasn't too crowded, they provided wagons or wheel barrows and the pumpkin patch itself was free (as opposed to the pumpkin park which had lots of kiddy activities - that was $10 per adult. We figured Sawyer was too young to really enjoy or appreciate that so we skipped it). Sawyer loved riding in the wagon and touching the pumpkins and we had fun taking pictures and watching his cute face. I definitely think this is a new family tradition.

Could this kid get any cuter?
Look Mom!  Its a big pumpkin!
This one is more my size.

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