Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Our 3rd Annual Trip to Fir Point Farms!

For the 3rd year in a row, we went to the Fir Point Farms pumpkin patch. Every year I have plans to check out a different pumpkin patch, but it never fails...we always end up at Fir Point Farms. If you are interested in checking out our first 2 visits, here they are: October 2006 and October 2007. I always think that it is fun to look back at old photos to see how much the kids have changed...maybe it's just because they are my kids. ;)

Family Picture
Every year we try to get a family picture in the pumpkin patch. Of course it is impossible to get a picture with both kids looking at the camera at the same time! First Chris tried to get a photo of me with the kids... We tried and tried... (well, I guess this picture didn't turn out half bad)
And we tried some more...
And then we gave up and tried for a family picture. Once again, we didn't get one single picture with all of us looking at the camera. Sienna was more interested in checking out the pumpkins than she was in taking the picture. ;)
Pony Rides
This was Brayden's 2nd year in a row riding on the pony. When the kids were getting buckled in, there was a little boy on the pony in front of Sienna who was crying because he didn't want to get on the pony...poor kid! The thought that Brayden or Sienna would be scared didn't even cross my mind until then. Of course, for the 2nd year in a row, Brayden rode his pony like a champ and had a great time!
Even Sienna seemed pretty open to the idea of a pony ride...All was well as the kids and their ponies walked around and around...
Then, all of a sudden, Sienna stuck out her bottom lip and started whimpering (click to enlarge)! Luckily she wasn't so upset that she couldn't finish the pony ride. We tried distracting her by asking her to wave at Brayden who was on the pony behind her. She'd stop whimpering just long enough to wave to Brayden and then she'd go back to whimpering. I guess she thought that pony ride was a little too long. Hopefully she'll have more fun next year!
Apple Cider & Homemade Doughnuts
Our next stop was to check out the farm's delicious homemade apple cider doughnuts! Brayden devoured his very own doughnut (big surprise!) but Sienna wouldn't touch hers...she just wanted to run around. I'm pretty sure she was saying "Grandma, it's time to go see the pumpkins!!!"
The Pumpkin Patch
Both Brayden and Sienna were pretty interested in the pumpkins...Brayden found something interesting about this pumpkin that he just had to point out to Sienna.Then Sienna decided to find her own pumpkin! I just love this picture because Mr. B looks so grown up! Not to mention that he's actually looking at the camera and smiling...what a miracle!
Sienna and I decided to take a little stroll through the pumpkin patch...
One minute she's up and walking and the next she's down on the ground! She actually fell 2 or 3 times at the farm...I guess she needs more practice walking in pumpkin fields!
Of course, all of that falling down didn't stop Sienna from starting a game of chase!
She's pretty fast for a 16 month old!!!
Luckily for me, I have longer legs than she does. ;) She thought that it was pretty funny when I caught up to her.
Although, she wasn't quite as excited when I scooped her up, ending her little game!


Catrina said...

Love the picture of you running after Sienna! Is that how you got so skinny?!?!

The Elliotts said...

K, I had a ton of reading to catch up on! Thanks for blogging! The birthday party looks so fun and the pumpkin patch even more fun! Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful memories! :-)