Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Waldorf Wednesday: The Pumpkin Patch
This year we decided to drive north and make a day trip out of our annual pumpkin patch trip. We drove 3 1/2 hours to a particular pumpkin patch, stopping to picnic at the Mongollan Rim on the way up, and made it to the pumpkin patch. The day was a comedy of errors...ever have one of those?
Initially we bought tickets online for a different pumpkin patch than the one we went to. As we were leaving town, I suddenly had a panicky intuitive feeling that we needed to double check if that patch was open. So we called them (again) and yep, it wasn't open that day.
On to Plan B.
We decided to go to the patch we went to and we get there and as we pulling in we see the sign "Cash Only". I asked Mr. Darcy "do you have cash?" We had forgotten most patches take cash only. So to our children's bewilderment, we pulled back out of said pumpkin patch and went bank searching.
And hooray, we found one! Then BACK to the pumpkin patch we went!
The patch we went to was great, and a perfect one for the boys as it had wide open spaces, no crowds, and to me and the kids delight it had all these different gourds and pumpkins that we had seen on our favorite Martha Stewart Halloween video so we could start making special creations with our bounty, like turning these gourds into geese!
We made it home...with two extremely happy twin boys, two extremely happy little girls and one two year old who usually has serious anger issues but on this day, her terrible twos were kept at bay.....
Have you ever had a family day that didn't turn out the way you planned, but still turned out great?
Here are a few more pics from our daytrip to the pumpkin patch.
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