friday, owen & i, along with em, ella, and ivy's company made our first trip of the season to the pumpkin patch! we landed back at home base this year at johnson farms where owen experienced his first trip to the pumpkin patch. we tried a new one last season, thanks to a groupon bargain, but were disappointed when we discovered their pumpkins were pre-picked and just scattered in a corn field.
owen and ella were pleased to discover a few new fun additions to johnson farms this year: a giant play place & a sandbox school bus. we spent nearly 3 hours at the pumpkin patch without ever actually making it to the pumpkin patch.. if that makes sense. we saw a litter of baby pigs - just one day old, watched the kids climb haystack mountains, visited with some horses, chickens, turkeys, & goats, and played really hard in the play places & mazes.
and my little one zonked out minutes after being buckled into his carseat on our way back.
we had so much fun on friday, that i decided to make a trip back on saturday knowing it guaranteed to wear out that boy of mine who is becoming increasingly more difficult to nap unless he's been physically exhausted. it worked like a charm.
but that time, we made it out to the actual pumpkin patch. owen couldn't stop obsessing over the tractor he just rode to get out there long enough to take any interest in picking out a pumpkin, though. oh well, that's what our season pass if for.. we'll be back! :)