Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

It's that time of year... the time when the air begins to bite, cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate sound good every morning and every evening, the leaves start turning every shade of yellow, orange, and red, and many a parent takes their children to the pumkin patch under the guise of picking pumpkins, when we all really know it's just for taking pictures.

For our "pumpkin hunt" this weekend, we went out to Baugher's "pick your own" farm again. They have free apples to snack on, a little play area, a huge market/gift shop, a "make your own scarecrow" area, a petting zoo, and hay rides out to the pumpkin patch. There is a lot to do, but we pretty much just went for the hay ride and the pumpkin patch (although we did buy a hay bale).
Owen wasn't sure what to think of the hay ride at first, but ended up really loving it, especially on the way back - he stood up the whole time "uuuuuuuh"ing to hear his voice bounce over the bumps in the road.
Evie has always been a fan of hay rides... and having her picture taken.
The farm really is in a beautiful area. I have to admit, when we moved here, I was really surprised to see cornfields in Maryland. I never imagined that, but I guess I never imagined that Kansas was a flat as it really is either. I wonder what people imagine of California.
Once we got to the pumpkin patch, Evie set right off to find the perfect pumpkin. She searched...
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