Two weeks ago we took the kids to The Great Pumpkin Patch in Hayden.
Lots of fun was had by everyone. And I mean lots.
We were there for about 2.5 hours and spend under $30 (It's cheaper on a weekday). This included the petting zoo, the inflatables, a pony ride, a hayride and two pumpkins. I thought that was reasonable. Plus we only live about 15 minutes away. And bonus points because it wasn't crowded at all.
My sweet little buddy stood there with his head in a pumpkin cutout for about two minutes while we tried to get Daughter to join him for a "kids with their heads pumpkins" shot. She never did.
Next we went to the petting zoo. We saw llamas, goats, pigs, chickens, roosters, geese, cows and a donkey. Husband and I were much more excited than the kids were.
At the petting zoo, Son was ONLY interested in having us look at the ponies that were giving rides. Oddly enough later, he did not want to ride a pony but did cheer as Daughter rode.
Son loved the inflatables. They were in a giant pumpkin.
jumping, rolling, walking, falling, laughing. They loved it.
Daughter went down the inflatable slide at least a dozen times.
Son tried to climb up but was too short. And there was a rule that parents couldn't help.
Next was the pony ride.
Daughter LOVED it!
Daughter and Husband checking out the selection.
She quickly picked a great pumpkin -- for the main reason that she wanted to run and jump and climb in the hay maze!
I just wanted to toss my camera and roll around in the hay with this man. Sadly, there were strangers around.
We still haven't even decided if the kids are going to dress up this year, but picking out pumpkins is something fun we all love to do.
Daughter has decided that she wants to paint her pumpkin so I'll have to post about that when it happens.