Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch

On Saturday we made our way down to The Pumpkin Patch and Chase LOVED it. Don't get me wrong, he's loved it every year but this year was different. I guess he is finally big enough to be excited and boy was he!! He went through the obstacle course and down the big slide more times than I could possibly count. He thought the duck races were a riot... so simple, yet so satisfying. All is was was three hand pumps connected to plastic pumps that the ducks raced down. New Fall Festival game???? We rode the train through the fields of Christmas trees (it's a Christmas tree farm too) and enjoyed several snow cones. However, I think his favorite part was climbing on the pumpkins - literally! He climbed and he climbed and he climbed some more! Then he found the perfect pumpkin and rolled it over to us after figuring out it was way too heavy to pick up. I think between him and Mads we ended up with out 14 pumpkins (give or take). Our only down-side was Duchess got stung by a bumblebee right after we went through the gates! Can you say ouch? Fortunately I had some Ben.adryl cream and that seemed to hold of too bad of a reaction. Now who else would get stung at the pumpkin patch?!?! Duchess is so special! ;o)

On another Halloween note, the neighborhood is quickly becoming decorated for the upcoming holiday. We put our stuff up a couple of weekends ago and Chase wants it plugged in constantly. He loves the holidays and although Christmas tops his list, Halloween is certainly close behind. Each night when it's dark and the lights come on Chase begs to drive around the neighborhood and look. Being the sucker I am for that boy I always oblige and load up to drive around. Most nights Molly goes with us because as Chase says, "she wants to look too." I guess I didn't realize the bulldog was that interested, but it's possible I suppose! Tonight I got home pretty late after running some errands and it was dark as I was pulling into the driveway. I asked if Chase wanted to drive around and he jumped right in the Tahoe while insisting that again, Molly wanted to look to." As we backed out of the driveway he exclaimed, "Mommy, I'm so excited!!!" It was pure enthusiasm. Totally makes the tank of gas I'm sure I'll use driving around to look at lights between now and Christmas worth it!

Riding the train w/Daddy

Rollin' the Perfect Pumpkin

Chase and Mommy

Duchess' Bee Sting - Ouch

Look at that tongue!

Lovin the Snowcones


Having a blast!

Enough with the pics!

**I am grateful for
1) a wonderful weekend
2) my yearly observation is O.V.E.R.!
3) my pedicure on Sunday... awesome
4) the full moon - so pretty
5) Halloween, it makes my Doodlebug so excited


kristi said...

LOL...looks like a good time was had by all!

Peggy Carty said...

Chase is such a cutie!! We love the holiday lights here too!!! Christmas is always our favorite though. Can't wait to see some Christmas lights, cookies, and holiday photos.