We’ve had some gorgeous fall days the last couple of weeks so we decided to go to the The Farm at Swan Trails pumpkin patch (same place we went to last year) this last week before the weather turned for the worse…. Which happened about 2 hours after we left the patch.
We got Jimi an early reader book about Halloween in which the dog Biscuit goes to a pumpkin patch. So Jimi was pretty excited when we told him we were going to go to a pumpkin patch. This pumpkin patch is pretty awesome. There is a petting zoo, hay maze, kids play area, corn maze and of course pumpkins. We skipped the corn maze and just stuck with the petting zoo because we figured Jimi didn’t care. He loved getting to see and touch animals. They even had baby kittens that they were letting kids hold. Jimi waited very patiently while all the other kids cut in front of him until it was finally his turn. The kitten immediately went to sleep on Jimi’s lap and Jimi just wore this proud expression while holding the kitten. He loved getting to run around the pumpkin patch and trying to pick up all of the pumpkins. We could have done without the kid kicking pumpkins which Jimi tried to imitated but thankfully he stopped quickly.
Jimi is still talking about the pumpkin patch so we may just have to go again before it closes.
There’s a baby in there somewhere
Jimi and Grampy
Jimi and the kitten
I’m sure Cecilia would have enjoyed it too, had she been awake. Thanks for going with us Dad!
James and I finally got around to carving our pumpkins we bought a couple weeks ago at The Farm that I mentioned in a previous post. Since knives, pumpkin guts and toddlers don’t really mix we waited until Jimi was asleep and carved our pumpkins in our room. We took the liberty of carving Jimi’s pumpkin for him.
Our three pumpkins
We multi-tasked by watching two movies off our netflix que
My finished product
I saved the seeds from all of pumpkins to roast the next day. I rinsed them and soaked them in water over night. I usually soak them in salt water but I decided I wanted to make cinnamon sugar ones this year…. Those did not turn out so great. Our oven runs hot and they got a little burnt. They smell good at least. I also made a batch with just salt and cayenne pepper. Those are delicious.
The lighted pumpkins. Mine is the left one, Jimi's is center, and James is on the right.
James and Jimi
Jimi was pretty fascinated by them.
P.S. Sorry about the poor picture quality, my mom flew back to Virginia with my camera in her purse, so I’ve been taking pictures on my cell phone.