October 31, 2014
Even though we had already picked up a pumpkin when we went apple picking, I couldn't resist taking the kids to the pumpkin patch for a couple photo's. I'm still a bit nervous taking the kids places on my own where it's really busy. Kale's listening skills are basically non-existent these days and I can't run after him very fast with an extra 20 lbs. attached to my hip. So I gave Kale the run down in the car - we get there, find a wagon, get a pumpkin, snap some pictures, and get the heck out. At the same time, I gave myself a little run down too - do not let Kale notice the (very expensive) play area, avoid the bakery, don't expect to get a decent picture. And it was a GO.
Oddly enough, everything went to plan and even though I didn't manage to get a great picture of the two of them, I did manage to snap a couple ok ones. Kale was in his element, inspecting all the pedunkles and quizzing me on all the different types of pumpkins (apparently he picked up a lot on his class trip to a farm). Beatrix thought that throwing herself on top of the pumpkins was hilarious and rolling around in the leaves was even better. It was so good that I even risked it all and took Kale into the bakery for a pumpkin scone and we still made it out in one piece!