Last week we went to the pumpkin patch. Twice. It was really hot. We probably didn't need to go twice.
First up kindergarteners go to the farm. This was really great and educational. It was just our class plus siblings and we got a whole tour of the farm and learned what organic farming is (!!!!) and got to pick our tomatoes and lettuce and pumpkins. From the field, not the farmers market. Overall great trip.
Ms. Tori's kindergarteners learning from farmer Erin.
O and E picking and eating their fill of tomatoes from the vine.
It seems on Scott's field trips I only manage to get pictures of Owen, Scott seems to be too quick and busy with his friends.
Next up Underwood farms with preschool. Scott did not tag along this time, he's too old for all that, haha ; )
Although I loved spending special time with Owen and I'm so glad we did his class field trip I was less than excited to be at Underwood. Every year this place becomes more and more like Disneyland. It was hot and crowded. The lines for rides and ride tickets were long. Everyone in southern california seemed to be there. ugh.
At least we got to enjoy the tractor ride with just our class. Owen and his sweet friend Scarlett riding the tractor through the tunnel of vines. Highlight.
Pumpkin picking time.
More pumpkin pride:
He got to help Ms. Sandy pick her pumpkin too. I don't know who loves her more, Owen or me??!?!! We would be lost with out this one in our lives. We are so lucky to know her!
We tried to run around and enjoy the grounds but it was just too crowded. I kept losing Owen and panicking. He did enjoy some time out of the sun in this big tunnel for a few minutes though.
One of the times he was "lost" I (Ms. Jen) found him in the front of the train peeking through the jack-o-lantern face. Cutest.
Our Ms. Jen. There are really no words for this lady. We love her to pieces.
So per our pumpkin patch tradition we capped off the day with a popsicle. I won't even go into how annoying it is that at the end of October its shorts and t-shirt weather and we are eating popsicles at the pumpkin patch. Flannel, y'all. I just want a little flannel. Boots. Scarves. Hot chocolate. Sigh.
They are pretty cute little turkeys though.
Nothing like sharing with your BFF.
Despite the heat, I am thankful for these annual trips with my babies and for amazing schools who facilitate it all for us. We have the best village.