Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Little Fall Fun

Today I took the kids out for a little adventure. With it being fall and all the pumpkin farms in full swing, we travelled out to Snohomish for a visit. After a 20 minute drive through the city we headed off the beaten path (somewhat :) for a beautiful drive in the country. Although we were not the only people there by any means, it felt great to leave the hussle and bussle behind and to relax. The farm was a little crowded from all the school field trips that day but we walked in between the crowds and got to experience much of what the farm had to offer.

It started out with a ride on a stationary tractor for Landin. Then we headed over to view the animals. Much to our surprise, we stumbled upon a duck race. The ducks started a one end of a long water trough and raced to the other end. The highlight was after the race was over when all the ducks flew back down the line and into the pen.  Out of all the animals there, these were Landin's favorite. 

After a picnic lunch we wandered into the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin to take home. I don't know what was more exciting, picking out a pumpkin or pushing the wheel barrow. Either way this was Landin's favorite part of our adventure. 

Then after a little prodding, I finally talked him into letting me take a few more pictures before we left. Life was too exciting for a two year old to stop and pose for a picture. But with a little encouragement of going on the swing and slide after the pictures were done, we both were finally satisfied. And it was a nice ending to our day. 

Here's a few pics of the farm:

                                                            Landin driving the tractor

                                                        The ducks after the duck race

                                                              And another tractor

                                Landin's pumpkin. The first one he choose and the one we took home :)

                              Mommy's pumpkin. One of the ones he is holding. What a happy boy :)

The beautiful view. It was very green (and cold). There are mountains in the background as well that are hard to see with the clouds.

First attempt of having Landin hold Audrey to take a picture with the pumpkins. He only agreed because I told him he couldn't go on the slide until after a took the pictures. However, he had a lot of fun holding his sister.

My attempt of getting a picture of Audrey by herself with the pumpkins. It must have been hilarious to watch as I help her up against the pumpkin, aimed the camera in her general direction, then let go of her long enough to take the picture and then caught her as she started to fall over. After many shots I gave up. This is the best that I got. 

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