Monday, October 22, 2012

Live Oak Pumpkin Patch

My parents asked what I wanted to do to celebrate my birthday and I picked the pumpkin patch.  Last year we went to the Live Oak Pumpkin Patch and I was very impressed with everything about it (despite the crazy heat and over crowing) and couldn't wait to bring Andrew back this year because I knew he'd be so 'into' the activities.  He did not disappoint and clearly loved every part of it.
We planned to get there when it opened at 9 am to avoid the heat (which never came thanks to a significantly cooler weekend) and the crowds.  We started at the "photo stations."  Andrew thought these little holes where hilarious and giggled constantly as he peeked out at the rest of us.

 I realized after leaving for the pumpkin patch that I accidentally had the same shirt on from last year, but it is AMAZING to me how much Andrew has changed.  He looks like a kid (like he skipped from baby to kid, leaving toddler totally behind!).
A little flashback for you
 Our little man didn't disappoint with the facial expressions either!
 Grandma and Grandpa enjoyed Andrew too.
 Aunt Melissa and Mommy too
 After taking a ton of pictures and exploring some of the pre-cut pumpkins, we rode the tractor pull around the pumpkin patch and corn maze.  We all shared some cotton candy on the ride and Andrew loved playing with Grandpa's hat. 

 The petting zoo was our next stop.  Andrew loved the birds and bunnies, but the real fun came with the goats.  He was less than sure about them, but he still offered his hand for them to eat the food.  He timidly held his hand out and as they nibbled, he stared.  As soon as the food was gone, the huge laugh and smiled followed.
 We moved into another area of the pin and the baby goats were pretty aggressive.  If you look at the pictures below if it pretty obvious that Andrew wasn't happy with them.  He alternated between simply squawking at them and yelling NO as they got close.

 We went from two (above) to five (below) and the dirty looks started.

 Andrew liked these baby goats--they were his size and didn't try to eat his hand.
 After the petting zoo, we paid $1 to have the monkey grab Andrew's hand.  As you can tell, he wasn't too pleased. 
 Grandma and Grandpa with Smokey the Bear (a childhood favorite of mine).
We ended the day with several climbs up and down the hay castle!
Overall, it was a great time had by all and thanks to the online coupons we only spent $6 for the 6 of us to play for 3 hours ($2 for admission for Jennifer, $4 for cotton candy).

1 comment:

  1. It was a great time! Happy BirthDAY Jennifer :) Memories for Grandpa and Grandma with Andrew at 18 months.