Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Picking

Yesterday we took Ella to Hill Ridge Farms in Youngsville for pumpkin picking and a bunch of other fall farm activities. We went with our friends Amber and John and their daughter Ryanne, and the weather certainly played the part - it was really cool out and absolutely felt like fall!

Me and Captain Spooky before our adventure(check out the pigtails!)
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Attempt at getting Ella to stand by the 'how tall are you' sign (no easy task)
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Navigating the hay bale maze - aaah which way to go?!
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This was a gazebo filled entirely with corn - kind of like a giant sand box but all corn. Steve took her in there and she loved it.
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Checking out the goats with Ryanne and Amber
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Looking at farm animals with Daddy
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We rode on a train ride around the farm and Ella couldn't believe her good fortune in how much fun she had on that train ride! She was very excited and here she is waving to people at the station as we pulled out

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So much fun!
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Windblown
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We took a hayride to get out to the pumpkin patch
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As you can probably imagine, a hayride is really just almost too much fun for a little girl - she had to stand up, face the outside, and yell in delight almost the whole time...
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Interestingly, it was not really a pumpkin farm in that the pumpkins do not grow there, they are shipped in from somewhere. So they had laid them out in long rows so that it looked like a real patch. Ella was clearly impressed and here she is trying to pick the perfect pumpkin!

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Running around the pumpkins with Ryanne
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So many pumpkins, so little time
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Got mine!!
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Won't let go of that pumpkin!
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Getting sleepy, relaxing on a swing with Daddy
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It was such a fun trip, a perfect 'fall-is-here' kind of day!

3 comments:

Mom said...

Oh - that looks like so much fun! What a perfect doll!

The Tooles said...

Looks like a blast. Isn't watching Ella have a good time fun for you too?! Glad you had "that pumpkin patch" experience even though they weren't hooked to the vines...so much better than picking a pumpkin out of a box at Walmart!

Anonymous said...

wow...look at those beautiful curls!