Every fall, we embark on our annual visit to the famous pumpkin patch at Bates Nut Farm. We take pictures, picnic, visit the farm animals and marvel at the pumpkins, then go home and decorate the house for Halloween. We made our trip to the pumpkin patch this past weekend. But before I share this year’s adventures with you, I thought I’d take you down memory lane with me to see the pumpkin patch visits of the past.
2006 – First visit to Bates Nut Farm with our children, Casey and Romeo.
2007 – There was no trip to the pumpkin patch this year. I was swollen and 8-months pregnant. I was not about to traipse through a pumpkin patch, no matter how much I love Halloween.
2008 – Sophie was nearly 1 and just started walking. We decided to make it an entire family adventure and brought the dogs (for the last time – poor dogs). Romeo was wearing a boot because of a foot issue.
2009 – This trip was probably the least successful. See case in point (crying Sophie in a squash patch). Sophie sampled fudge for the first time and loved the farm animals. The pumpkins? Not such a hit. Still, we managed to have fun.
2010 – Sophie’s favorite part of this trip was hanging with the Big Mac pumpkins and riding a pony. You can see all the photos from this trip on The Great Pumpkin Patch post.
2011 — And then there was this year, probably the best trip so far. Here’s a glimpse of our visit.