Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pumpkin Patch 2011

On Saturday, David and I took the kids to Cedar Hill Farms in Hernando. We love it there and it has become a tradition every fall to visit the farm. McKenzie and I have decided we might like to go back at Christmas where they have holiday activities. It was really a beautiful day and fun was had by all! We visited the animals first then went on a train ride. Next it was off to the pumpkin patch. This was Matt's favorite part riding on the hayride. We decided not to carry big heavy pumpkins back on the hayride, but to buy them at the pumpkin barn where we came in. The kids picked out their very own, McKenzie a white one, Matt, an orange pumpkin, and me, I picked out a blue, bumpy one. McKenzie and Matt also enjoyed doing the corn maze where they had to answer questions about the farm to lead you to the next stop. I sat this one out under a big shade tree, but they all made it out and had fun.
Next, it was time to eat lunch and after years of spending too much at the farm's snack bar, we decided to go to Southaven to eat at Logan's. We all were starving by the time we got there and ate too many peanuts and huge yeast rolls. After lunch, David took the kids to Books A Million, while I tried to find a few necessities for the kids. Our last stop was Target. They had the cutest things in there and we didn't have a lot of time left so I see another visit in the near future.

As soon as October arrived, I had fun decorating the house. I think we have a pumpkin of some sort in every room. Matt told me one day that he thought we needed more stuff! Oh I don't think so, we probably have too much. He has fun showing everyone that comes by the house all of his pumpkins. I will share a few pictures. One is of the mailbox that I talked about a few weeks ago. I really love how it turned out. You can't see it in the picture, but in the flower bed around it, I planted purple and yellow mums to go with the purple ribbon. I also added more mums to the front porch. I have a slight obsession with mums. I bought all different colors this year for the front sidewalk. I found the nicest lady here in town that bought them from a grower in Germantown, so they are really healthy and starting to show some color.

We already have our costumes lined up. McKenzie is now saying she wants to be an 80's valley girl. Well, I can help with that! Matt says he is going to be a different super hero for each street. We have six streets in our neighborhood, so lucky for Matt he has plenty of costumes. I plan on taking my big bag to hold all his stuff and just let him put them on over his clothes on each street. This should be very interesting, but it's what he wants to do.
Happy Halloween!!

1 comment:

bettyb said...

~love all the pix and the decorating ideas. McKenzie and Matt, I really like the decorations in your rooms!
Betty Ward