Saturday, November 1, 2008

Family Day at Liepold Farms.

What is that saying?  Better late than never?

Well, here is the run down on our family day at the pumpkin patch.  It was a marathon day!  First, Skyler and Dusty got up way before Alex and I care to, and went fishing.  They didn't catch anything, but it's more about the memories anyhow, right?  Then, they got home.  We ate lunch, dressed the kids in sweaters (after I wouldn't give up on that argument- I wanted them in sweaters for pics, Dusty thinks kids dressing up to go to a farm is nuts.  In Dusty's defense, he was right- but I can be REALLY stubborn!), and took off to the pumpkin patch.

At the pumpkin patch, they have a little play area with a ball pit, and a carosel.  This, of course, is heaven on earth to Alex.  They also had 2 mazes- 1 dark maze and one light maze.  Not only did Skyler rock the light maze, but he and I managed to get through the dark one.  If you know Skyler or myself, this is a big deal!  He earned a glow stick as a reward.  I earned another grey hair.  

Once we made it outside, Alex discovered a new love- stomping in mud puddles.  As of about 1:30 pm that afternoon, if there is a mud puddle within 1 mile, Alex will find it.  His new shoes (and his mom) are thrilled.  Dusty and I discovered that one bag of kettle corn isn't necessarily the best idea, and that Skyler is allergic to hay.  The boys learned how to fling pumpkins with a giant slingshot, and we spent a long time picking out the perfect pumpkins.

It was a very fun afternoon!  Afterwards, Grandma Val watched the boys and took them on a bike ride.  They slept well that night.  Yay!


G-ma M said...

Yeap! Those pumpkin patch memories are some of the best! I love the photos! Sneak in one or two of the parents once in awhile. We want to see the aging process in action.

Ashley said...

Hahaah, good one, mom! Me too.

Ashley said...

P.S. I love Alex's bangs!

Jess said...

I love these pics! I can't believe how big Alex is getting?! They are both SO cute! :)