I thought I was pretty smart this year when I suggested we go to the pumpkin patch on a Friday afternoon to avoid the huge crowds. Well, I was right, we had the place pretty much to ourselves....the only issue was, it was freezing cold!!
Goeberts is just minutes from our house so going on the off times really is a good idea. Especially for Abby. She tends to be timid when it comes to new things and loud places. There were tons of activites and areas for kids but her two favorite (by far) were this giant corn box and the pumpkin eating dinosaur (below).
We've been hearing about this dino for weeks now. See that little red shed to the far right hand side. Someone must control the dinosaur from in there. Every hour this guy wakes up and starts talking and snorting smoke out his nose. He moves up and down and side to side and will duck down to pick up one of the pumpkins laying on the ground only to smooosh it between those big white teeth of his. Abby loved it!!!
Who am I kidding...so did Ryan. Just look at those smiles!
The other huge hit was this giant box of corn. Believe me when I tell you that I'm STILL finding corn kernels around the house. Abby even had them stuck in her diaper and I found some in my Northface pocket just yesterday. Ryan is convinced that we should build one of these instead of a sandbox. He also thought we should make a bed out of it...yeah right!
They had TONS of animals at the pumpkin patch too. Like two giant giraffes, a tiger, camels, lamas and all the other assorted petting zoo animals you'd normally expect. We thought she'd have loved the animals more but the giant parrot screaming at the front door sort of scared her to start off with. He was just a little too loud for her liking.