A person can never go to too many pumpkin patches, that’s my October motto.
Pumpkin patches are simply a gold mine for toddlers. An absolute gold mine.
We’ve been to three so far this year, and all three have had goats – what more could a toddler want?!
And if they have coffee? A bonus for mom and dad. Doughnuts? Now we’re really talking…
And sometimes we even grab a pumpkin or two.
At the end of last week Tim and I loaded the girls into the car for a mini-adventure to Deception Pass State Park. The park is about a 90 minute drive from Seattle, so of course we stopped after an hour to eat and then after another few minutes in the car we stumbled across a pumpkin patch and just had to stop to let Clara run around for a bit. (Aren’t unexpected stops the best parts of road trips?!) And let me tell you, the stop was more than worth it because after she ran and climbed her little heart out she got in the car and fell right asleep.
The unfortunate part was that we only had 20 more minutes to our final destination, so the mini-nap wasn’t exactly ideal, but oh well, we take what we can get in the sleep department these days.
Clara’s outfit is from Old Navy and her shirt (in all different patterns – here) is currently less than $10.
The point is, I always knew pumpkin farms were wonderful but I never realized just how wonderful they are until I started seeing them through the eyes of a toddler. Or at least a toddler’s mom.
I’m certainly going to be disappointed when this free and easy entertainment disappears next month!
What’s your favorite thing to do at a pumpkin patch?