Friday, October 15, 2010

Pumpkin Patch 2010

The weather is cooling down, Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it is time to go to the pumpkin patch! This year, we took the recommendation from our good friend, Kristen, and went to Tanaka Farms in Irvine. We started our family fun adventure by sending Scott through the hay-maze. It was just his size and he had a lot of fun running back and forth in it.Next, we went to go pick our own vegetables! We skipped over the radishes and went straight for the carrots, onions, and green beans. Scott helped pick some carrots, it was a fun way to teach him all about how vegetables grow.
Now that we had our bag full of veggies, it was time to go hunting for a pumpkin! During the search, Scott managed to do what boys do best, get dirty! It is a good thing I packed an extra change of clothes for him for the car ride home.
Scott had a great time amongst the pumpkins, which he called "balls." We picked out a nice big family pumpkin, and one smaller one just for Scott.

Last of all we walked over to the petting "zoo." It wasn't much, just some sheep and goats in a fenced-in area, but hey, to a 22-month old, what more do you need? Scott did a terrific job with the animals. He was very gentle when he pet them.Next time, I think I will have Scott wear some galoshes instead of tennis shoes. That way he can run in the mud and I can just hose off the boots later. Either way, It was a great morning, and a fun family outing. I can't wait to carve our pumpkin for Halloween!