Last week we went to visit a local pumpkin patch with some friends. This was not your normal pumpkin patch. It was crazy big and felt more like being at the fair than at a u-pick pumpkin farm. I thought everything was bigger in Texas...not so with this. It dwarfed the one we used to go to in north texas. Ha. Still, it was fun, and the boys had a blast! The ironic thing is that we did not end up actually going out into the fields to pick our own pumpkin. It was a very warm day, and in order to get to the pumpkin fields, you had to ride a slow hayride out and back. The boys did pick their own before we left, but from big bins by the entrance. Another funny thing..I didn't even think to get a picture with them and their 'pick'. Oh well, we'll get it when we actually carve them. :)
There was a pumpkin patch close by that we could walk to, but it was filled with the GIANT pumpkins. Even if I had wanted to take one home, I don't think they would have fit in my car!
The boys hopped on display tractors and had a good time pretending to drive them.
There was a giant hill with these two slides. The were fun, but kind-of slow slides. Have you ever seen anything like this at a pumpkin patch??
M-man attempted to lift this pumpkin...good luck, bud...
One of the activities, and the only one that I actually paid for (kind-of...someone gave me one ticket to it :) was to pan for 'gold', aka marbles. They really enjoyed that and could have panned all afternoon. But it was a warm day and there was a quota on 'gold'.
We had to end the afternoon with snowcones, of course!