Our family finally was able to get out to the pumpkin patch last night. We look forward to the pumpkin patch every year. It is a cheap, fun, outdoor activity that allows the kids to run around obnoxiously without anyone even batting an eye. This year proved more fun than last.
We ran into a road bump in the very beginning though as we were told that the hayride would not be going out due to a large amount of mud from the recent rains. So we packed up the wheel barrow and headed out to the patch on foot. A little mud didn't stop us.
First stop - the petting zoo. The girls enjoyed visiting with a zebra, a camel, cows, horses, goats, and sheep. We spent the majority of our time there. The girls were able to feed the animals, pet them and enjoy all of the animal noises.
The zebra was a bit testy so we chose not to feed him. But, he was cool to look at close up.
The camel was by far our favorite. Paloma made sure to tell us that last night before bed. He was so friendly and so badly wanted you to feed him. When asked his name, Paloma responded "Zoka." So now when we talk about the petting zoo, we are sure to include a story about "Zoka."
Of course, the goats stormed the girls when they realized they were holding cups of food. The baby goats even jumped up on Paloma - she didn't mind. She just laughed and giggled hysterically. People were even commenting about how funny and comfortable she was around the animals.
I don't think Mattea was as enthused.
Of course, a trip to the petting zoo would not be complete without a pony ride.
Then it was off to find "The Great Pumpkin."
Mattea thought she had it.
When all was said and done, we went home with a wheel barrow full of pumpkins and a whole lot of memories.