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!