at Briley's Farm
On Saturday, November 1st, though the pictures say Oct 31st, the kids and I went to a local Pumpkin Patch. Jason was on his way with the team to Florida for the game that weekend. I had been wanting to take Maddie since she missed the chance to go with our church play group last month when she was sick. This pumpkin patch is the same place that we went to in the spring to pick strawberries. It's really nice and has a lots of cool things to do. It's called Briley's Farm and there they have a small petting zoo and 5 nice swing sets. Since it's fall at the moment, they have some things for adults like corn mazes and they have a hay ride which we rode down to the pumpkin patch on which was pretty much empty. They had some crates that were full of pumpkins and other gourds and things.
We went to just ride the hayride and see the animals and pumpkins. I had heard that the hayride was free and was disappointed when we got there and discovered that it wasn't. I had even looked on the website but it didn't say anything about it. Well I wasn't sure if I had any cash b/c I like NEVER do but luckily I did have a few dollars and some quarters, enough to ride. So here is a picture of her running to the tractor with her ticket in her hand.
She was so excited. As she was running she said, "Madison likes tractors. I ride Papa's (Avery) tractor." Then she hands the driver our tickets and climbs on and sits down. Then she says that she likes to sit on the hay. She thought that was pretty neat. So we started off with Maddie on one side and then she wanted her lil brother to come sit with her so here are some pictures of them riding on the hayride.
See how sweet she is? She was holding on to her little brother. They're Buddies!!!
Both playing with the hay here.
Look at that smile, that just makes me melt. Ohhhhh, I love him!!
Well here is a picture of the pumpkin patch. It's pretty pathetic but what do you expect in November? They've all been picked over.
Here's Madison as we ride by the strawberry patch, checkin' it out.
This is Madison after I told her that we'll have to come back and pick some when they are big and red. So if you can't tell, she's excited!!
Well after the hayride we ran into a pretty scary but awfully cute ghost and we were able to catch a picture of it.
After we ran into the frightening ghost we happen to cross paths with a troubley silly scarecrow.
At the end of our outing, we came to the area that was full of crates with pumpkins. Here's the biggest one that we saw there. Someone had already carved it though but it resembles someone I know. How about you?
Here's the kids, holding what Maddie called "silly pumpkins" b/c she said they look like they have tushies!! Oh how funny that was!
Here are some of the kids sitting amongst the picked pumpkins. I wish we had gone to the patch before they had picked them all but at least I have these.
Isn't that a sweet little smile??
Jonas is hiding in the pumpkins, can you find him? Like Where's Waldo?
Maddie hangin out on a pumpkin. She thought it was funny that Jonas was...well see for yourself...
Eating a little gourd. Seriously, he tries to eat everything!
Here he was banging on the pumpkin like it was a drum, a typical boy.
Maddie looking sweet. She's just so pretty. She's my baby girl and I love her!!!!
Here's Maddie in the little kids maze, she didn't quite get the hang of it. She was looking at me like Mom how do I get out of here.
Like I had said in the beginning, they have a petting zoo but unfortunatly it was roped off due to some e-coli scare or something, I'm still not clear on all of that. Maddie was not happy about not being able to pet and feed them but I got her distracted with the playgrounds. Here she is on the slides.
Well that was our trip to Briley's Pumpkin Patch. We all had fun and can't wait until it's strawberry picking time and hopefully we will be able to pet the animals.