As follows a million blogs this past 2 weeks, here are our obligatory pumpkin patch pics. I've been putting off going until I thought Dave could come, but there was never a good opportunity. Last year, we went to Belleville, but this year I took Syl to the Millstadt Eckert's. It's a bit more countryish than the Belleville, and this one had pig races. Yes, you heard me. It was all the rage with the youngins, the pigs even came equipped with famous swine-infused names (Hannah Swinetannah, clever). I could actually hear her squealing with delight over the school-aged children. It definitely beat the mini-tantrum she through in the middle of the pumpkin patch when she saw the tractor driving away from us and had fears of being left in the middle of nowheresville with miles of pumpkins surrounding us. Go figure.
Go pigs, go!
I'd have to say it was a difficult trip to pull off. Dave had to work, and I really wanted to save money and self-pick our pumpkins. Not an easy task with a 35lb. toddler and a big belly. So the pumpkins sat in the stroller, while my poor 2.5 year old walked. She's way too attached to being pushed around in that thing. Apparently they have huge carts, which would've been perfect, but other moms got the idea before me and they were all out.
We were the only ones riding our tractor to pick apples and pumpkins. I don't know if you're supposed to, but Syl couldn't hold out for her token fuji. It is our favorite apple. And they are oh so delicious right off the tree, as most fresh fruit probably is. It was slim pickings,probably due to all the other family trips to the farm lately. But we managed just fine. Syl kept wanting the rotten ones on the ground, such the sympathetic one.
Will the tractor ever come back to save us???!!!
The final special car ride home treat. That damn thing was bigger than her head!! But it kept her awake for the ride home so that mama could nap with her!!