We headed to our second pumpkin patch this weekend. We went here for a first grade field trip 5 out of the 6 years I taught. I also took Little Man here multiple times, so I am a bit familiar with it.
When Olivia woke up, I crawled in her bed to lay with her for a minute. I told her that we were going to a farm, and her reaction was priceless. Her eyes got huge and her mouth dropped and then turned into the biggest smile. And that's why we do these outings! It made my heart happy. :) She was so excited.
We got out of the car and she just kept saying over and over that we were "at the farm!".
"This pumpkin is huge!"
She wanted to be the cow.
Doing the typical Olivia thing--watching others and refusing to look!
There was a big hay bail mountain that she climbed.
There was a "petting zoo", but not much petting was going on. She did try to feed a goat some hay though.
Next up was the "scarecrow cave". We weren't sure how she would do. It's the height of a little kid and technically adults aren't suppose to go in. Although you can kind of see them through the slats at the top. She didn't even think twice. She walked right in and just started following the different paths.
There were little clearings. She'd pop out, say hi to us, and then head back in another entrance.
This is fun!
She made it out! Unfortunately, it was without one bow. Luckily we were able to find it and have a bigger kid give it to us. It was only slightly dirty. :/
We went to the hay barn next. I wasn't sure how she would do. It's basically just an entire barn filled with hay to climb. There are two slides as well. She did really well and climbed up and down multiple times!
The slide was probably the biggest one she has been on, but she didn't seem to think twice about it.
She started turning sideways half way down. Her landing wasn't too graceful, but she still liked it. Minus the hay in her mouth. :)
All the way at the top--all by herself!
We played in the hay barn...
until she was worn out.
There were two mazes to choose from--corn or sunflower. We chose to check out the corn maze first.
Those fuzzy caterpillars were everywhere. She was fascinated by them and wanted to stop and look at each one.
By this point, she was moving pretty slow. We just got out of the corn maze as fast as we could and didn't even bother with the sunflower maze.
We stopped for a lunch/snack break. She was slowing down, so we decided to go ahead and do the hayride and get our pumpkin and go.
She didn't nap a single day this week. She laid in her bed for two hours each day and refused to sleep. But the day we decide to go ahead and skip her nap is the day that she can't hardly make it to 2 o'clock! Ay yi yi!
The hayride was a lot less bumpy than the last one. The weather was cool and the wind was blowing, which made it the perfect day for a pumpkin patch!
Olivia found the perfect pumpkin for her! :) Unfortunately, you have to pay for the number of pumpkins you want when you first get there. We chose one and it's the one we are going to carve, so we went with something a little bigger.
It didn't stop her from carrying it around!
The tractor made a stop at the parking lot, and we got off and headed home.
Of course, Olivia fell asleep about 5 minutes away. Oh well.
Another family fun day down!