We wanted to get pumpkin picking somewhere this year, and I heard from Jennifer at True Confessions of a Real Mommy (yea for NPN friends!) that her family was going to a super-cool place. So … we went along! Check out all the fun (sooo much more than just pumpkin picking, though we did that, too).
Corn crib! Sensory play that's slightly less disturbing to me than sand. Mikko's shoes and jacket immediately came off so he could dive in.
Jennifer's adorable L1 & L2.
Duck races! This was Mikko's favorite activity. No, seriously, it was. As Sam said, Mikko should tell his face he's having fun. L1 & L2 have got it going on.
We're winning! (Note: Mikko never actually won. This did not dampen his enthusiasm one whit.)
I have to admit, I would have been mega-freaked out if we had inadvertently caught one.
Chalk this up to weird places to change a diaper.
Someone did not appreciate the pumpkin cannon. (That's Mikko kindly shielding his baby brother's ears.)
Best way to calm him. Chalk this up to weird places to breastfeed in.
Barrel train! Now that's the appropriate face.
We barely fit. Sam did not, at all. Mikko had to ride three times and would have gone many more.
Farm animals! This turkey is not interesting at all, but I wanted to brag that I've figured out how to manual focus, more or less. Only took six years.
Pony rides! (Yes, there were actual ponies there. No, Mikko did not get anywhere near them. Yes, he was having a good time still.)
Sam's a good actor. Mikko's actively reading the map.
As it turns out, corn mazes are kind of dull once you're in them, so we enjoyed the initial novelty and then backed on out.
My tall little pumpkin. (Mikko was worried when he saw this sign that you had to be this high to enter the pumpkin patch.)
More his size.
Phew. After all that pumpkin picking, hot chocolate is called for.
What a day.
We had to carve our pumpkins, of course.
This spider ring photo is for Momma Jorje.
I was glad Mikko drew the face for my jack-o'-lantern.
My favorite part of this whole outing? That Mikko insisted on getting four pumpkins: one for each of us. And look at the baby pumpkin we found for Alrik!
Bonus from four pumpkins! Garden supplies + yummy snack.
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