Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Trip To Haywire Farms

Today we went as a family to the pumpkin patch. We had such a blast. Despite the overcast sky, it felt like a summer day. We got so hot. But the kids seriously thought we'd gone to some local off-shoot of Disneyland. It was great watching them have so much fun.

After climbing all over the hay pyramid, Payson started
scratching and said (in his serious, matter-of-fact voice)
"I have a haystack in my body."

Macy took half the hay home with her in the
cuff of her jeans.

Doing the hay maze

Flower children

Doing the duck races. Those things were so cool.

This goat is the most patient animal alive. It just stood
there and let the kids pet it...and pet it...and pet it...

It was fun seeing how tall the kids were...I had
no idea before this. Is that bad?

Payson thought the llama was the coolest thing ever.
I'm not sure why.

The cow barrel tractor ride. We told the kids they could have
their own car but they opted to share. I think Macy
was worried Payson was going to fall out. (Those tractor
rides are pretty dangerous. Hold on tight, Macy.)

Me and Bill took close-up pictures of ourselves as we
waited for the kids to come back from the ride.
Risky move, I know.

We had so much fun wandering around, finding
the "perfect" pumpkin. Macy wanted one with
no dents, no green, no marks, no flat sides, no
gross stuff on it, perfectly round. I told her they
had plastic ones at Walmart.

All in all it was a perfect day.


Kris said...

Looks like you guys had a great time together as a family. They've added a few more activities out there at the Mercantile. Did Macy find the perfect pumpkin??

meohmyers said...

Where is Haywire Farms? Is that the one on 68? Looks like such a great family outing! I love all the pictures even the one of you and Bill is so cute! And your last comment about plastic pumpkins at Walmart was so funny. Hope Macy found her perfect pumpkin!

Amy said...

So fun! Love the barrel ride... so cute that they wanted to share! Take it while you can....

Dandee said...

What a fun way to spend a Saturday! I love how you documented everything and the picture of you and Bill is great!

Shayla said...

We kept watching for you guys on Saturday, but never saw you. Now I know why! You must have gone to the one on Road 68. Is that right? We were at the Country Mercantile on 395. It looks like you had fun. Wasn't the weather perfect for that kind of day? Your pics are great. Did Macy ever find her "perfect" pumpkin? We had a very similar experience/conversation with Kenzie while searching for her pumpkin.

Noelle said...

'they have those at walmart' ha ha. you are so funny. fun day. and i must say that close up of you and bill is very attractive. you guys are a very cute couple.

debsters said...

It's not fall until after a fun trip to the pumpkin patch.

Jodi said...

Those are great pictures Alicia. Looks like there's a lot of fun stuff to do there. Mick and I will have to take the boys one day. I love Fall!

Amy J. said...

Your plastic pumpkin comment made me laugh out loud. I need more information on those duck races...I'm thinking Day camp if they are that cool. I called you yesterday and now I know you were off on an adventure with the fam! Love the flower children need to add it next to the Bill buried in the sand photo on your sidebar!

Rachael said...

I loved that Bill was included in the flower children picture! Looks like you guys had fun, I love days like that, just me, Kent, and the kids doing something we all enjoy doing together. I think we are going tomorrow, hopefully our weather will be as nice as yours...

Jessica said...

Cute pictures! I love that they wanted to share a car, my kids would not want to even be behind each other!

The girls and I went after dark and got lost for over 2 hours! I told them they should wait for daddy to take them. I think they learned their lesson! We ended up cutting thru the corn (just don't tell my SIL!) I'm going to have to take them back in daylight to redeem myself!! :)

ashley said...

What a fun time, your kids are so cute! I love all the pictures, we went to a similar thing last Friday and they had those duck race water things there too. I think we spent at least 10 minutes trying to race everyone we could!