Every year going to a local pumpkin patch has been a staple for our family. Hayrack rides, choosing a pumpkin, and the tiny petting zoo are all favorites of the kids (mine) and fortunately my husband is a good enough sport to come along. We almost always go with Stefan's family, as his sister now has two children, and the oldest one loves to tag along with our two.
This year the kids played on a jungle gym, dug in the corn bus, went through a corn maze, down the largest slide ever, and cried because they couldn't jump on the massive jumpers (we just didn't have any time! They were closing!) at Roca Berry Farm.Here is Ani feeding a little goat. The petting area was a little scarce this year and because it was a really hot day for late October, a bit, ahem, smelly. The kids still enjoy it every year and thank goodness for Oma, who was paying attention to the kids and taking their pictures! The top three are from her.
Here is a cute little reminder why we love to do things as a (bigger) family. It's so fun to see cousins growing up along side each other, taking care of each other, and loving to play together. And look at all that blond hair!