Tuesday, October 4, 2011

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 31


A trip to the Pumpkin Patch.

We took the kids to an old fashioned pumpkin patch.

It was magical as

the weather was beautiful and sunny.

This place had everything a kid could want

to celebrate the fall season.

It was all so homespun and sweet.


There were pig races.
I was cheering for a pig named
"Kevin Bacon".


The kids LOVED the Big slides
made out of corrugated tubes

and slid down






There were rubber ducky races
fueled by hand water pumps.

Sometimes the most simple things

can be the most fun.


The huge PVC slide
that led the way to the corn maze
was so much fun.

My little one jumped right on

and slid down.

Even the teenager supervising the slide

commented on what a fearless

little guy he was.

I was so proud.


We ran through corn maze
and somehow Griffin ran ahead of us.

Roger took off to find him

and then Koen chased Roger.

I chased Koen

and we all shouted for each other

over the corn.

It was a whirlwind until

we happily met at the end

and gave each other big hugs.


Griffin loved the bouncy pillow the best.
I made the mistake of getting on

and was exhausted after 2 minutes.

It wasn't pretty.


I think that we've found
a new family tradition.

It was all the stuff
that childhood memories

are made of.


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AJ said...

I have never been to a pumpkin patch...looks like a lot of fun!

Pieni Lintu said...

that must have been fun!!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

That looks like an awesome pumpkin patch.

Tiffany said...

So fun...we have our farm/pumpkin day next week!


Linda D. said...

Your photos totally captured the joy of fall! Cool days and connections to nature are what it's all about! Reminded me of the fun to be had when jumping in piles of fall leaves!

Anonymous said...

That place looks great. How fun.

Tina´s PicStory said...

happy pics and happy kids :)

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

What a marvelous place- I would love to take my kids there. You got some great shots- love that 3rd one down- the perspective is fantastic!

leavesnbloom said...

I would have loved that place too - I've never even seen a field of pumpkins. That's a great shot from inside the slide.

leavesnbloom photography

Heidi said...

Wow! This looks awesome, the pig race is my favorite.

tiarastantrums said...

we just did the same thing this past weekend! so mcuh fun!

vanilla said...

What a great way to spend a fall day with family!

AlyGatr said...

I absolutely love that shot in the corrugated tube. Pumpkin patches are the best! I miss the one we used to go to in Rhode Island. We could pick them straight off the vine. Here in Texas they buy them and ship them in and then lay them out in big fields in a pile. It's just not the same :(

Sue said...

My grandkids have a pumpkin patch they traditionally visit, and they have a wonderful time, too.

Looks like you've got a winning tradition there!


From Tracie said...

That looks like the most amazing pumpkin patch ever!!

Lots of fun.

I want to slide down that PVC pipe slide!

Katherine said...

We are going to a place almost just like that next weekend! I'm so excited!

Mama Zen said...

What a cool place! I love the pictures.

Scarlet said...

So precious! The photos are stunning. I love that little patch.

Branson said...

Your slide photo makes me want to go back to the pumpkin atch for a second time to try something like that, lol. Brilliant!!

Sue said...

Not sure why, but I can't seem to link up today. Tried an hour or so and then just tried again. It looks like it's going on at first, but then when I refresh, my link is gone.



Ashley Sisk said...

I am so jealous - we were supposed to do that this weekend and for whatever reason, it didn't happen. BOOOO!

Caroline said...

It looks like SO much fun and your photography is really incredible, Leigh. I love the shot of Koen inside the slide!!! Awesome!

We've yet to venture out to pumpkin patch here (kind of hard to believe) but this makes me want to go for it!

Steph said...

Love the slide pic, looks like you had fun!

Singedwingangel said...

OH man I wish our pumpkin patch could have all that stuff..

Halie said...

It looks like they really enjoyed their day/

Halie @ Life, the way I see it

Sky @ Capital B said...

Your blog is one of my VERY VERY favorites and I kick myself that I don't participate in this linky more faithfully! So happy to be joining you this week! I love all your pumpkin patch pics- we are planning on doing that tomorrow evening! :) Thanks for hosting, Leigh!