Hello! Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite posts of the year: a recap of our trip last week to the orchard to get our pumpkins + a bit more pumpkin fun.
This meme is me every year:
We never leave the orchard without spending less than $70 on pumpkins, donuts, cider and more!
We usually go to Evan’s Orchard in mid-October, but Travis was busy working, and we had friends in town. I decided to give it a shot right after school last Friday. Even though the weather looked gloomy, I still figured it was our one chance to go. To be honest, there are many years we’ve been so hot at the pumpkin patch, so I was happy to actually have to wear a jacket!
We arrived right around 4:30 and headed straight in to get our donuts and hot apple cider.
I always love the chairs and mums as we enter the store.
Besides the donuts and cider, Hayden (and Travis) couldn’t resist the buy two get one free fudge! We ended up with peanut butter, chocolate, and cookies and cream fudge too.
With our hot apple cider in hand (we needed it!), we walked over to the pumpkins.
Then, I saw a mom propping her kids up on the pumpkins, and I said, “Oh…I remember doing that with you all!” I then turned around to find Hadley lounging on the pumpkins saying, “Take my pic!”…followed by…
“Hayden, sit on the pumpkins for mom!” She gets me 😉 and even dressed appropriately for the pumpkin patch in her favorite fall sweatshirt!
I love this view.
We wandered around for a bit. Evan’s Orchard has a couple of displays for photo ops, and the kids obliged for a photo at this one. We usually get a family photo, but honestly there weren’t many people there to ask, and the wind was blowing!
They picked out their carving pumpkins, and then…
Hadley hopped on the swing for a bit while I….
snapped a few more gourd and pumpkin photos! This is my happy place.
And at precisely 5:15, we were back in the car!
It was a quick trip, but I’m glad we did it.
While there are times I’m sad about the fact my kids are growing up so quickly, I’m also embracing that we didn’t have to spend two hours on the slides, climbing hay bales, and feeding animals in the petting zoo. Those things are fun, but I’m happy that they are content with the scenery, the goodies, a few pics, and picking out the pumpkins.
Bonus! This was my breakfast over the weekend!
Speaking of pumpkins…
The kids painted pumpkins on Tuesday night with a few friends. These are porch pumpkins that will be delivered to some of our church members.
Then, last night, we had our “spooky” dinner of bloody finger hot dogs, green grape eye balls, and macaroni and cheese brains.
After that, the kids carved their pumpkins.
Of course, this has been the case most years 😂:
But, for the second year in a row, they were able to do most of the work! #andallthemamassaidamen
This week sure has been full of pumpkin fun!
See you back here tomorrow for Friday Favorites.