Monday, October 27, 2014

Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere

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.


  1. Sounds like a lot of pumpkin fun! Your pumpkins look really orange compared to ours.

  2. I don't know how you were able to 'turn around' in the corn maze!! Did you remember the way you'd come in? All the mazes I've been to haven't had a viable turning around option- you'd have to yell really loud and hope the maze worker folks heard you and would come lead you out!!

  3. I guess we are saving the pumpkin patch visit for next month as we haven't had a chance to go yet. It will be easier when soccer is over. Evan and Eddie would love those pumpkin slingshots. Evan got to shoot little pumpkins out of a catapult at his last Cub Scout meeting which looked fun. So after last year's very long corn maze experience, I commend you for attempting a big maze with two little ones. It definitely isn't very easy, but I recommend trying again in a few years. We do not plan on attempting that again this year. Haha!


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