I have been so sad lately thinking that we would not make our annual fall trip to Tate Farms.
It's a tradition in our house (and in many of yours too judging from your recent blog posts!) but every time we have planned to go this year it has rained! With Halloween fast approaching, I had almost given up on going.
Yesterday afternoon I was driving over the mountain, looked up and saw the blue skies and thought, "Why not today?!" So I called Chris and he met us there after work.
It was so much fun!! (And did I mention 77 degrees? Woohoo!!) And here's a tip that I won't charge you a dime for - go during the week!! We have always gone on the weekends and it's swarming with people. Yesterday when we hopped on the hayride to go pick our pumpkins there was one other family on board. It was wonderful!!
We learned some things on this trip. AC is a city girl, through and through. The entire time we were in the field choosing our pumpkins, she kept going "eww!' because there was dirt everywhere, along with the insides of some pumpkins. Chris said, "Ann Catherine, you are such a girl!" To which she replied, "Yes, just like my mommy." What can I say? Yes, I am a girly girl, but I do love going to the farm.
Here are some pics!
On the hayride!
LB trying hard to pick up a pumpkin...
She did it!!
Lily sitting on her prized possession...
and AC being her girly self.
Next up, my kids' favorite - the corn crib!!
There were lots of "Cannonballs!" (think Ron Burgundy) and "corn angels" (instead of snow angels). And what is more fun than daddy covering you with corn! :)
Lily was dying to see the farm animals. We went straight for the bunnies, which LB loves. AC, on the other hand, gave me this. My precious grandfather, who farmed for a living among other things, is sitting in Heaven seriously wondering where this child came from!
I mean, she is right. The barn did stink, but again, you are on a farm. That's how it is. LB, on the other hand, didn't care!
I did finally get AC to pet a bunny...
...but she was much more interested in this! (At our house, the games and rides are a huge part of the Tate Farms experience. While Chris and I are there to get the pumpkins, AC is more concerned with playing!)
My October is now complete!!