Pumpkin Patch and So Much More

10/24/2009 10:06:00 PM Edit This 0 Comments »
Last Sunday the rain stopped just long enough for Lexie & I to head out to the fabulous Maris Farms Pumpkin Patch that we discovered last year and enjoyed so much. It was a last minute decision since the clouds were still hanging around and looking like a "storm" as Lexie called it but we were in luck and had a wonderful afternoon.

As you can see Lexie jumped right in and got into the swing of farm life. Nothing like riding a cow and tractor to get the old country juices flowing.

Then we were off to the races.....the duck races that is.

As you can see she too it very seriously. It's a lot of work you know.

After all that hard work it was time to sit back and relax on the cow train. Choo choo or should I say Moo Moo!!

I have to say they were very cleaver in making it fun for the kids (and you'll notice a couple of adults thought it would be a hoot too) and it cost virtually nothing for them to make. Just cut out a couple of old barrels, bolt in an old school seat that you take the legs off then add a seat belt for safety of course, a little paint then hook them up to the tractor and away you go!
Lexie thought she was on a big roller coaster since she's got her hands up. But I just love the big grin on her face. She rode it twice more before the day was through.
Next was my favorite room in the farm - the corn kernel pit. Imagine a ball pit except this room is filled with corn kernels about 2 feet deep surrounded by bails of hay. I love it because it's like getting a mini foot massage when you walk with your socks in it. (Sorry about the spots on the camera lens but I forgot to clean it off after we had a little sprinkle.)

This is my angel making a little corn angel.
The Pillow Jump was next on the list. This is so cool. It's like a buried trampoline buried but it's a blow up so it really looks like a huge pillow buried in the sand.
They are smart enough to separate the kids by weight when they let them jump. But even then if they get too close to each other they'd bounce each other all over the place.
And as you can see the weather was threatening to explode all day but other than a couple of sprinkles early on we never got any rain.
Lexie was really getting good at it when her time was up.
So she decided to roll down the hill to get off.
Funny girl!
We just made it for our tee time (note the "club" - too cute!)
I'm certainly not a golfer so I don't know how she even knew what to do. But she picked up a club and went at it.
Now her form may need a little work but she quickly figured out that she had to get the ball through the tunnel....
and into the hole. Isn't she smart!
Another fun activity was the Mud Shaft Slide which is buried in a hill. My brave little dare devil just got in line and down she went.
And out she came....
Then she jumped up and wanted to "do it again!!"
And again....
And again. We went down together a couple of times which was fun except the walk back up the hill on the 5th or 6th trip down. Here she is for "One last time - Please!!!!"
What I don't have pictures of because my camera's battery ran out was the hay ride around the huge pumpkin patch, the corn maze (which was over 5 acres so I took a pass on that since I didn't feel like carrying 32 lbs of princess for 4 of those 5 acres,) the pony rides, the pig races, the petting zoo, the monster truck rides (yeah like I was ever climbing up in the back of one of those things let alone bringing Lexie with me,) the pig races and the face painting. There were several other activities geared more for teenagers or men in general (ha-ha) like corn cob target practice or the vortex or the haunted woods which we stayed away from. But we had a terrific time enjoying the country atmosphere and simple pleasures......
like Lexie catching up on her lost nap during the drive home!