This past Saturday, the 20th of October, we drove up north a little bit and went to this very picturesque farm called, Hodges Dairy Farm. No longer a dairy farm, it is still part of a working farm with crops and animals but more importantly for us it plays host to an annual pumpkin patch!
|Hodges Dairy Farm|
We went up early in the morning and met some friends up there.
|Norah and Samantha inspect the pumpkins|
We had to test out the bouncy house. Samantha was quite brave with all the big kids - she got bounced on a few times but thought it was funny.
Pay no attention to the sign that says the wagons were just for pumpkins! You can't tell a two year old that wagons are not for toddlers as well!
|is this the hayride?|
This was our friend, Claire's, first hayride! I think she really got a lot out of it! :)
|Claire and her mommy, April|
The hayride was maybe eight minutes long but it had some bumps on it which were exciting for the kids and we got to see where all the good pumpkins were hiding!
|we LOVED the hayride!|
Evan got his first hayride too - I think he was impressed!
|Evan and his mommy, Carla, Samantha and her mommy and Claire and her mommy|
Obligatory posed and cute pictures of kids with pumpkins...
Samantha was so serious about her job of holding Evan. She at one point wanted to hold Claire too but we told her 'two hands on Evan!'
LOVE this shot of this lil' pumpkin...
|She picked that leaf up all by herself! She has a future as a model!|
After the hayride it was out to find those pumpkins we spotted from the hayride!
|this way guys!|
Samantha liked the green ones. We had spotted a couple from the hayride and she thought that was cool. So did I! I've never gotten a green pumpkin before.
|um guys? this is getting heavy!|
Who needs a wagon when you've got Daddy?!
|Can we get these too?!|
|that's MY pumpkin Daddy!|
Its almost impossible to get a good posed picture with Samantha these days. She is not a fan of stopping and looking cute for the camera. So mommy has to get into awkward poses and/or give her props. Here we have both in action...
We spent the rest of the morning hanging out outside and soaking up the 73 degree weather. I wanted some pics with my festive front porch. At first my only willing model was Murphy.
I had to work real hard to get them to both sit here...but here are my kids! :)
|mommy sure makes us do silly things!|
This picture makes me laugh - epitomizes my unwilling to be photographed children! But here we are - life is seldom ever perfect huh?!
What a great day - we ended up doing quite a bit more that day! We just couldn't ignore that beautiful weather! These are the days that we live in Charlotte for!
we will send you off with a conversation with the two year old...
A Fall Conversation from Becky Kobsik on Vimeo.