Must Do Fall Activity: the Pumpkin Patch


October 29, 2012 by CassieCravings

I say this every year, but this is the best fall yet! 2 year-old Eli is old enough to really enjoy the seasonal happenings.

I have been itching to take him to the local pumpkin patch since I passed the open sign. However, Coach’s schedule has been typical of a football season in Texas. So, I waited as patiently as one can wait for the pumpkin patch until a moment came up.

I’m not sure who was more excited, the mama or the Eli. We piled into the car and happy danced all of the way to the  patch.

Our first stop was to the train pulled by a tractor. Eli was delighted to sit in the colorful car and admire the tractor…that is until the tractor fired up. He immediately reached his little hands up and wanted “out ofs ‘da tractor rights now!” I swooped him up as he clung to me, he told the tractor was a “scary monster” and “nots a good friend.” Said tractor received glares for the remainder of the evening by little Eli. He couldn’t quite bring himself to forgive the noise, sputtering and lurch of a beloved tractor.

Thankfully, the maze proved to be a much more enjoyable event. There were little tickets given to the children. Every time the children found a letter in the maze, they punched their card to spell out the secret word. As a teacher, I get especially gleeful over active learning. Eli would jump with glee and squeal as he found each letter and punched his card.

Eventually we did get to the pumpkins. There were tiny baby pumpkins and ginormous pumpkins. Eli noticed that some pumpkins were smooth and some were bumpy.

He found the poky pumpkins to be the most interesting. He took time to notice similarities and differences in each one.

Before we left we each found a perfect pumpkin. Eli even picked out a perfect baby one for himself. He held it carefully all of the way home.

10 thoughts on “Must Do Fall Activity: the Pumpkin Patch

  1. I loved this post so much. My husband and I are in our sixties and we still go to the pumpkin patch each fall. Okay, we don’t ride on the tractor, though sometimes I think Dean would like to. The place near us has pumpkins, beautiful mums and cider. I love the way the pumpkins and mums look on my front porch and there is something comforting about warm apple cider in front of an evening fire. Thank you for sharing a heart-touching adventure and the pictures of your “way too cute” Eli. Hugs and love!

    • mamacravings says:

      Thank you so much!

      This pumpkin patch didn’t have cider. I suppose we will have to make our own.

      I adore the pumpkin patch! And I would totally ride the tractor as well. 🙂

      Thank you so much for sharing in our cravings ❤

  2. Lovely photos. your little man is adorable. I hunted for one here in uk this halloween but no luck at all. 😦

  3. whittygirl says:

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    Thank you for sharing your stories with us! 🙂 Keep up the great work!

  4. Carolyn Williams says:

    that is precious I think the pony and the tractor may be both deemed scary monsters.


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