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Sunday, October 14, 2007

An Afternoon at Tate Farms

If you haven't been to Tate Farms, you are missing out!

I'm serious. Even if you don't live in Huntsville, it is worth the drive.

I've heard people talk about it for years, but this was the first time we had ever been. We never really had a reason to go until we had kids. The year Ann Catherine was born, she was so premature that we didn't take her many places until she was about nine-months-old. Last year, I was eight months pregnant and didn't feel like going.

But this year was just perfect! Our girls had the best time, especially Ann Catherine. Lily sat in the Corn Crib and rode on the hayride, but was really too young to know what was going on.

Ann Catherine - on the other hand - was the perfect age. I would have loved to have known what was going through her mind as we went from place to place on the farm. Her little feet never stopped moving!

First, we let her pet the animals - a bunny, goats and pigs! She wasn't the least bit scared. I posted some pictures above of her petting the animals.

Then, we put her and Lily in the Corn Crib. That's exactly what it is - a giant bin filled with corn (amazing what you can come up with on a farm!) They loved that.

Next, we went on a hayride to the pumpkin patch. She was so excited about this, because she has a Barney video where Barney and some kids go to a pumpkin patch. Once we got there, we got off the tractor and picked out some pumpkins - one for our house and one for Mimi and Poppy's house. Then once we got back to the main area, we let her pick out two "baby" pumpkins for her and Lily. Chris is going to carve the big one and we'll put them all on our front porch.

It was truly a perfect day. The weather was perfect, the scene was perfect. There is truly nothing I enjoy more than a fun day with my family. I absolutely treasure these moments with my kids.

To learn more about Tate Farms, click here. And if you have children, GO! You won't be disappointed.


Jaded Mama said...


We went and picked out Bryant's first Halloween pumpkin this weekend as well. I so look forward to next year when we can do all the fun stuff you did!

It's amazing how quickly they grow and change before we are ready!

Anonymous said...

Glad you enjoyed it!

We took Elena this week as well. She had a blast.. she did bump her head on another little girl coming out the hay jump, so that was a little scary, but both were fine.

Our favorite part was the pumpkin patch. She also rode the corn car ride and had unbuckled her seat belt before the ride was over! Thank God she didn't try to get out!