About a month ago, we went in with some friends and decided that we would buy a Groupon to go to a pumpkin patch. Â I love fall, I love pumpkin patches and I couldn’t wait to take Aiden if for no other reason than to get some good fall pictures of him. Â We decided that this past weekend was the one that we would go. Â We decided that we were going to go early on Saturday to enjoy the crisp fall air and not mess up Aiden’s nap schedule too much. Â We loaded the car, got our Starbucks and started the 45 minute drive to the pumpkin patch.
When we got there, it was unlike we had envisioned. Â It was in an empty field and there were only about 100 pumpkins in the whole “patch”. Â There were a few activities to do, but only for kids that were in their toddler to elementary school ages. Â Now, I didn’t expect there to be a whole host of activities for a 7 month old, but I did think it would be a little more of a festival with lots of people, vendors, activities for all ages, and possibly some music. Â David and I pulled up and decided we would check it out for 10 minutes and then get back in the car and drive home. Â It was disappointing:(
On the way home, we were a little discouraged that our big outing had been a big fat fail, but we decided to check out a nursery that is near our home to see if they had some pumpkins for sale. Â It turns out, they had a fall festival going on and it was indoors in a green house, so we didn’t even have to battle the wind outside.
There were people, pumpkins, fall festivities and it was decorated like fall. Â We picked out a few pumpkins to bring home, got some great pictures, drank apple cider and we called it a win!
Other than that small debacle, we had a great family-filled weekend. Â I’m a happy mama that we got some pumpkin pictures also!