Sunday, October 16, 2011

Our little pumpkin

     Saturday we went to the Country Mercantile in Pasco to visit the pumpkin patch and pick out our Halloween pumpkins. The mercantile is a really neat place. The closest thing I can compare it to from where we're from is Washington Farms, but it's way bigger. They sell a lot of fresh produce and they make their own candies and chocolates and jams and jellies and ice cream and salsa and all sorts of other things. They have a huge pumpkin patch, a large pyramid of hay bales for kids to climb all over, a corn maze, a mini maze made of hay bales for small children, a petting zoo, carnival rides, and much more. We had so much fun.
    To start off with, we checked out the store and tried samples of kettlecorn, dips, and other treats. Then we hitched a ride on the hayride out to the pumpkin patch. Owen was very excited.
Our precious pumpkin.
At first we couldn't get any good pictures because Owen was too concentrated on playing in the dirt. What a boy...
Can you spot the cutest pumpkin in the patch?
What are all these orange things?
A photo with Mommy in it? That almost never happens!
My handsome boys.
Owen says, "This is the one I want!"
A photo of all three of us! Yay!

In the corn maze. Owen says, "Where are we?
I'm corn-fused..." (That was a Tim joke, BTW)
Just awakened from a snooze and a little out of it still. 
Playing in the hay.
Having fun in the straw.
Throwing the straw around is the most fun! It's the little things in life...

Not a fan of the goat. And the reindeer made him cry.
Going west in a covered wagon! Get along mule, giddyup giddyup! (And yes, I did just quote the fifth grade play-bonus points for those who can comment with the next line of the song!)
    We picked out three larger pumpkins and three small pumpkins all for less than $12. What a deal! We'll post again once we're done carving them. I have some clever ideas I found on Pinterest. If you follow me on there, don't give it away! 
     FYI, the blog will be pretty barren of new posts for the next couple weeks while I am out of town. But rest assured, we will have much and more to post about after our trip home and as Halloween gets closer. We tried on Owen's monkey costume the other night after it was delivered and let me tell you, it does not disappoint!  Thanks again for your votes. You definitely helped us make the best choice. 


  1. Never thought I would say this. But someone looks good in orange! Better keep him away from all those orange-colored colleges, though. I wouldn't want him getting any funny ideas!

  2. 'Spite of the danger, going through Indian country... we're gonna cross the Cumberland Gap! Love the 5th grade play!