Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pumpkins, Apples, and Ghosts!

Two weekends ago, we made our annual trip to Greenbluff...the land of pumpkins and apples this time of year.  We've been going up there since Miles was first born and have made it every year since (2007-8, 2009, 2010).  This year, I had the crazy idea to head up on a Saturday to try to hit some of the festivities, ie pony rides, food, etc.

First stop was a pumpkin patch.  Requirements, pick your own...none of this pre-picked business!

Parking wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

Isla rode on my back for the first time.  I think she enjoyed the view a little better than being on my front and facing me :).

I wish I had a picture of her out of the carrier (though we didn't take her out).  She was in an adorable striped sweater dress with brown, dark brown, cream, and orange stripes, worn with black leggings and her new "Robeez" purchased from  So cute!  I can't wait for more dresses and leggings :).

Had to get one of Miles and the display.  I wish I had snuck Isla in there too, but I knew if I took her out of the pack, she wouldn't want to go back!
Miles was particularly excited about the hayride we would take to the pumpkin patch.  You don't get much more authentic and festive than that.

"Superman" waiting for the hayride to arrive.

Real hay!!!

Picking the perfect pumpkin is always quite the task.  Miles spotted at beaut.

Then we lined them up and waited for the hayride to come back around.
Barley snuck Isla into this family photo!
After the pumpkin patch, we went to another farm to pick apples.  This farm is well known for is festivities (ponies, bouncy castle, pumpkin doughnuts and caramel apples, corn maze, etc).  Unfortunately, the crowds were just unbearable and we skipped a lot of the "fun".  We did pick some tasty apples, though.

The whole family enjoyed them!

Miles climbed through their pre-picked pumpkin patch to get a photo with this ghost.  I'm not sure why, but I didn't have a picture of him facing the camera!

As we were leaving, we spotted the pony rides!  Miles was pretty excited and had a nice little ride on Gracie.

He talked the poor lady's ear off, like he does anyone who will listen :).

Overall, it was a good day and successful trip.  We returned with pumpkins and apples.  However, I think we'll skip going on the weekend next year and hit up a quiet week day.  Just as fun, if not more!

Here's the line up of the pumpkins.  Miles had to turn them all into Jack o Lanterns by drawing faces on them with washable markers.  Silly boy.

This photo made me laugh.  I barely had Isla balanced on the trunk, hence the uncertain look on her face, and I'm not sure what is going on with Miles, but he looks a little frustrated!  Haha!

1 comment:

  1. What was the first farm you went to? Looks pretty cool! Isla is so tiny, I just want to squeeze her (in a good way)