It is a truth universally acknowledged that when a mother promises to write a blog post, children, work, and life will get in the way preventing her from doing so. I should know better by now and yet here I am. Two weeks late. But! None the less! PUMPKINS!
It is ingrained in my blood that I MUST go and buy pumpkins from a patch the first weekend in October. It just isn’t Fall if I don’t go and do this. Part of the reason is I like to have 50,000 pumpkins ready to decorate my house for Thanksgiving, and part of the reason is, there is no better way to kick off everybody’s favorite season.
This year we broke with tradition and visited Laity Pumpkin Patch instead of Hazelmere (though to be honest, we may check Hazelmere out next weekend). Having only been once in my life (when I was 5 years old with my Kindergarten class) I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Needless to say, I was thrilled with everything we came across on our visit.
Beautiful displays decorated the farm. They were all so lovely I tired to take them home with me.
It’s hard to say who enjoys farm animals more, Matteo or myself. Just look at him all crouched down behind me talking to the bunnies. AH! so cute.
Papa Rossi reminiscing about old farm equipment.
The Fairy Tail Trail was super cute with lots of characters to see. Matteo enjoyed running through it all, checking everything out.
Naturally I loved the Little Mermaid section.
Because we went to the patch so early in the season, I only picked up a bunch of small decorative pumpkins, which were conveniently piled up at the from entrance of the farm. However, that didn’t stop us from letting Matteo wonder the fields in search of more pumpkins.
The corn maze was a little more tricky to navigate than I expected. We found out that my Mother has a fear of mazes as shes scared she’ll get lost and be unable to find her way out. So it makes total sense that she tried to take a different route from the rest of us so she could get a better angle on a picture and naturally wound up lost…
Eventually we found our way out.
An adorable little family photo
They had the most gorgeous wood paneled barn where they sold treats and coffee.
The weather was a little iffy all morning so we didn’t get to check out the farm in it’s entirety.
There were more activities for the kids but Matteo just wanted to wonder and the clouds just wanted to rain.
Laity Pumpkin Patch was great fun for the whole family. I was a little disappointed with the variety of pumpkins they had only because I am used to Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch which has such a wide variety of pumpkins and gourds. In comparing the two, I would say Laity has the upper hand on family fun and activities for kids, while Hazelmere has the upper hand on actual pumpkins and gourds. So REALLY it is necessary to visit BOTH pumpkin patches during the month of October (at least, that’s what I’m telling Chad).