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30 October 2013

It's Pumpkin Patch Time

Well, it took us 24 days into October to get to a pumpkin patch, but we did it.  And, we did it big!  Schnepf Farms is by far our favorite pumpkin patch out here.  In fact, this was our 3rd trip out there.  {Definitely go back and read about our first year there and our second year there.  So crazy to see how much our girls have changed!}

The first year we went, the weather was still in the triple digits, but we really lucked out with a gorgeous evening last Thursday.  I think it was smart of us to go on a weekday instead of a weekend because the lines for rides were short and it was not crowded at all.  Sydney is definitely at an age now where she can do more of the things there -- this year she was able to ride the bumblebee ride and the planes.  And, of course we did the pony rides and carousel.  We ran across Farmer Bob, the master of ceremonies for the pig races, on his bike while making our way to the rides and he told us to wink wink "sit down front where he could see us" during the show.  Both girls {and mom!} were called down to participate, so that was lots of fun.  When I read back on the past two years, I realized that Olivia has been called down each time!  She's a lucky little girl, I guess.

We had a great time this year, and as you can see, we got some really cute pictures from our night out!  {Sorry for including so many pictures, but it's so hard for me to choose just a few.  Love these girls to pieces.}

➹ All I want for Halloween is these two girls, looking at the camera and smiling, at the same time! ➹

➹ Note to self: No gum in the Christmas pictures. ➹

➹ When did she get to be such a big girl?! ➹

I probably took about 100 pictures in the pumpkin patch and then set the girls free!  I promised them the rest of the evening was theirs now since I had gotten the obligatory pictures out of the way!  I still managed to snap a few more of them while they were having fun...

➹ They rode this two or three times by themselves! ➹

➹ Riding in the back of the "Riggs" ➹

➹ The large slide was closed, but Sydney had fun going down the small one.  And, of course there is David right behind her! ➹

➹ Olivia rode Oreo the first year we went to Schnepf Farms.  Then last year she rode Apache, Oreo's brother.  And this year, she picked Apache again!  She must have a thing for black and white ponies. ➹

➹ Sydney rode Freckles last year and this year - totally by coincidence. ➹

➹ When I read about last year's trip to Schnepf, I was reminded that Sydney ran around down front before the pig races started.  She did the same thing this year and even danced with her sister.  It was the cutest thing! ➹

➹ What a difference a year makes!!! ➹

I am not including the video because I'm sure my mom doesn't want it plastered all over the internet {and it would surely go viral}, but she got called down front to do the "sooie" call for the pigs with two other women.  Mom belted it out louder and longer than the other two ladies and she had the crowd rolling with laughter!  Farmer Bob was very impressed!

I hope you haven't gotten your fill of pumpkin patch pictures yet because we hit up another one on Sunday and Liv has her school field trip to one tomorrow!  Stay tuned for a gazillion more pictures!

1 comment:

Mom Cooper said...

I am so blessed to be able to enjoy these fun outings with the Michelson family. Thanks for letting Poppy and Nana tag along to share in the fun.

Yes, and thank you for NOT putting that pig calling video on here. I guess I can now put winner of a pig calling contest on my resume. HA. SOOOOOOIEEEE!!