This past Saturday we ventured out to the pumpkin patch for our annual day of Fall fun. We went with a group of friends from church that all have small kids around the same age. This year we went to Honeysuckle Hill Farm in Springfield, TN. It was a bit of a drive but so worth it.
We took Haley to stay with my Mom since I didn't think it would be a place set-up for little babies. I was correct. She probably would have been miserable and me too because it was a large place and it was a little hotter than we had anticipated but a beautiful day nonetheless.
The farm had a hayride down to the pumpkin patch where you could pick your own pumpkin to keep. They also had various farm animals to look at and some play cows you could milk. Jonah loved that! He milked that cow like it was his job! LOL
They also had a huge sand pit with tons of dump trucks and diggers that all the little boys (and some girls) just loved. There was a big in-ground trampoline that the kids loved too. There were several other activities that cost extra from your admission. We did a couple of them since the church had sponsored our tickets into the farm. Jonah got to dig for "gold" which was super fun. It was a pail of dirt covered little fancy rocks that you washed out in the river and then kept the pretty ones. We also rode the pumpkin train.
I will say my one little complaint was that this place was SLAMMED! There were easily a couple thousand people there at once. The lines for food and getting in were so long. Thankfully we got group tickets and brought our own lunch in so we didn't have to do the lines. We did have to wait a little while to get on the hayride but it wasn't too bad. We will definitely know better next time to be prepared for a crowd.
This is most of our gang. A couple of the kids didn't want to get in the pic and Jonah couldn't reach the face that was left. Hehe!
Once again this is most of the group. It was really hard to get them all looking at the same time. LOL
Me and my Jonah-man! This was in front of the water tower where you could dig for gold.
Daddy and his baby-man! Love Jonah's smile in this one.
Digging for gold!
Such a fun day and beautiful weather! Love days like this and it was some much needed one-on-one time with Jonah. But can't wait to bring Haley along next year!
This was the end result! I would say it was definitely a success!
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