As promised, the pumpkin patch pics are in!
Here are two important lessons I learned:
–The weather is directly linked to the enjoyment factor of visiting a pumpkin patch. If it’s cold and rainy, it tends to suck. To avoid this, pumpkin patches should probably be visited before the end of October. Oops.
–It’s dangerous to knowingly get involved in activities that will dip into a toddler’s naptime. It’s borderline dumb to do this when said activities are also 45 minutes away from home.
So yeah…the weather was horrible, Mason was cranky, and we lasted maybe 40 minutes total at the place. Which was not long enough to take the hayride we’d paid for or to even go to the actual patch. But we checked out a few of the farm activities for kiddos and did our best to take advantage of the fall photo ops before beelining it to the car.
(That picture is not really representative of the mood he was really in. Ohhh toddlers.)
On the bright side: we got a giant bag of the best freshly made kettle corn evvvver.
Ok, I’m going to try to fly through the rest of our weekend pics here. Lots to do today!
His new plaid shirt kinda kills me. I mean.
Oh, and the skinny jeans. I’m obsessed. Brent was wary at first, but eventually admitted they were pretty cute.
He’s been giving lots of hugs lately. (“Hugging” mostly involves him smashing his head against mine, especially if his hands are full.)
He likes to put a hand on our shoulders when we read to him—for moral support.
Can’t believe it’s cold enough already for all this:
Here’s what our living room looks like approximately 25 minutes after Mason wakes up in the morning:
On our way to the pumpkin patch! We crossed the highway via this crazy underground tunnel. (Shawshank Redemption style, as Brent put it. Yuck.)
Mason’s favorite part of the entire trip, hands down: running back and forth across this bridge.
Second favorite part: this giant sand mound + trucks.
But the tractor tire playground I thought he was going to LOVE?? Meh.
You can’t tell, but it was actually raining at this point. I was balancing the umbrella on my head trying to take pics.
Awesome moment #3: these random trucks we found set up in the barn. Sweet relief from the cold and rain.
Forced photo op.
Mase refused to join me in this photo op (I’ll spare you the angry-faced, back-arching tantrum outtakes), so I had to go it alone.
Recovering with an episode of Mickey Mouse after an adventurous day:
I’m excited to try the patch again next year—I think he’ll be at a better age to appreciate it. But at least we tried!
Tonight, I’m heading downtown for a 4-hour CPR class as part of my personal training certification. Help. Me.
Hope you’re having a great Monday!