It just wouldn’t feel like fall without our annual trip to the pumpkin patch, an afternoon spent together among the backdrop of the vibrant autumn colors.
We have made an annual event out of heading to a local pumpkin farm. We pack the guys’ coolers before they head back to the fields and then load up the bags, strollers, snacks and away we go.
Once we arrive, it is a blur of kids running among the pumpkins, little ones peeking over the mums, feeding the farm animals and riding the horses with the cameras flashing.
Laughter, smiles, sticky hands and faces fill our afternoon. The warm sun on our cheeks, crunching leaves under our feet with a crisp breeze through our hair, lets us know autumn is officially here.
We pick out our pumpkins and have them weighed; a hay ride for some and the tire swing for others. We gather again and sit for our snacks. While the kids chatter and giggle, with great gratitude, we look at what this past year has made. Perhaps a new family member or two, a lost tooth, a new tooth, running, skipping, and reading galore. Countless blessings and memories abound. What joy this afternoon brings each year.
Until next year…..
“The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest.” Psalm 34:8
This year, we made some special treats to take along to the pumpkin patch. Their fall flavors really hit the spot.
Here is our menu: