(I'm just going to pretend I am not 3 or so weeks behind with blogging)
Several weeks ago we headed out to the pumpkin patch as a family. This is such a fun fall tradition for us and this year was no exception.
I love looking at all the varieties of pumpkins and the bounty of a fall harvest:
We found this carved pumpkin hilarious and Jadyn couldn't pass up the chance to pose with it. She is such a ham:
But of course as with years past, the highlight of our trip was going through the very elaborate corn maze. I made Joe go with us this year for navigation help.
The kids ran and ran and ran looking for the "cheese" (don't ask). Giggles were plentiful:
What they were really looking for were these stations, which gave a code that created a password to the next part of the maze (I told you it was elaborate):
In the end, the only thing Joe helped the kids do was cheat by finding 3 out of the 4 numbers and then guessing the last one until the door unlocked. No matter however, we had a blast and made it out with our hard earned bracelets declaring that we conquered the maze.
Other highlights of the pumpkin patch including Jadyn's pony ride......
And Jake's favorite game, launching cannons at the pirates.........
If the games and rides and bounce houses are the kids favorite part of going to the pumpkin patch, one of my favorites is also their least; the photo ops!
While Joe and I always take enough shots to get a good one:
The majority of the picture taking looks more like this......
But that's okay. While I like getting that perfectly posed picture, I also like it when the photos capture the fun. And I think this year especially that is exactly what it was - fun.