Like everyone else with kids in North America, we've visited a couple of pumpkin patches lately. Okay, well maybe you all haven't gone to two patches. The first one we visited had a pumpkin slingshot. Sam was completely intrigued by it, although not enough to actually try it on his own.
Sam would load the pumpkin into the slingshot (okay, they were actually gourds), and then Dave or I would let it go.
I like how you can see the gourd in flight in this picture!
I got to have a turn too. It was actually a lot of fun, although I definitely don't have a talent for it!
Then we headed off into the corn maze. If we had done the maze properly, it would have taken about an hour. Since Sam insisted on finding every dead end, we ended up turning around after about fifteen minutes. I think once the kids are a little older, this will be a great maze to visit.
Since we didn't actually buy any pumpkins the first time (I don't know exactly why we didn't?!?), we went to another patch yesterday with Tessa and Willem. We bought some pumpkins, the kids jumped on the straw bales, and Tessa and Willem took Sam and Rachel through the (much smaller) corn maze while Janice and I shopped a little :)
And that ends our pumpkin patch visits for this fall.