The calendar says fall is here. The leaves on the trees and on the ground say fall is here. Our trip to the pumpkin patch last week says fall is here. Why does it feel like summer? Oh yeah, because it’s been 85 degrees every day this week! What up Kansas City weather?!
At least when we went to the pumpkin patch last Monday it felt a little closer to fall. At least close enough that we didn’t feel the need to wear shorts and t-shirts!
Time to find the perfect pumpkin!
By going on the early side of their season, we had tons of pumpkins to choose from!
Ty finally found one he liked. You shoulda seen me with Lily on one hip and a knife in my other hand while trying to cut pumpkins off the vine.
Oh wait! You can see it! (sorta)
My friend Amy snapped a couple of the kids and me without me realizing it. Thanks, Amy!
After the hay ride back I tried to take a nice picture of the kids. This was the best I could get. Don’t they all look thrilled?
We spent some time exploring, playing, checking out animals, more playing and Ty scraped his face up. Good times!
Lily, telling Jackson what she thinks.
L-R: Jackson, Ty, Chase. They refused to let me put Lily next to them. Mean brothers!
Then Chase wanted a picture of just him and Lily. Isn’t it a lovely picture?
And this next section could be titled “Why You Should Have Someone Else Photograph Your Children”. Seriously. I can get other kids to listen to me better than my own most of the time! Look at this attempt at a group picture…
Apparently I was boring Jackson so much he felt the need to “sleep”, complete with snoring sound effects.
This one you’ve seen, but it totally belonged among this other out-takes.
Stop fighting over the pumpkins, boys!
I give up. We’ll just photograph the little one.
Yeah, she’s not so little. 8 months old, 25 pounds and wearing size 18M.
If you’re in the Kansas City area and looking for a fun family day, I highly recommend Johnson Farms in Belton! Awesome people, a hayride out to the pumpkin patch, pumpkins on the vine (not just in a pile on the ground), animals to look at and feed, lots of fun things to play on and gorgeous fall plants you can purchase for your home! And you could really make a day of it by stopping at Dunn’s Cider Mill (also on Holmes) on your way to or from Johnson Farms. Best cider (and donuts!) in KC, hands down!