I love fall SO much, hence us getting married in October. I really wanted the boys to be born in October too, but they didn't quite make it! (Although I think their birthday is just a few days away from the "official" start of fall. :) Last year, we went to a pumpkin patch with friends, but didn't bring the boys since they were so little. I didn't even bother getting any fall decorations out! This year, I've done a little better. I got out decorations, but realized how hard it was to put them up, because anything the boys can reach goes straight in their mouths! We bought some pumpkins and have taken pictures a few times. But it was time to take the boys to a pumpkin patch!
We went to PumpkinFest north of Zionsville, and it was a blast! We went with Laura, Jacob, Christie, Jason, and the girls, Charlotte and Claire. There was an admission charge, but it was so worth it with all of the activities to do. We will definitely go back next year. The weather was cloudy and cool, but the boys were warm enough with just a jacket. We did the hayride first, which Holden loved! Henry didn't seem to be that into it, but Holden was chewing on hay and practically falling off the wagon looking over the side.
There will be tons more they can do next year, when they can run around, but we still did plenty! They had live music, and several swing set areas so the boys got to both swing. They had live animals, so they looked at some goats and sheep. They had cute little ride on toys and a pretend horse where they could sit in the saddle. There was a sandbox type area that was filled with corn instead of sand. It had lots of trucks to push around and play with. We put the boys in it, but had to keep stopping them from eating the corn. (Again, I think next year that won't be a problem! I hope!) We even did the corn maze. They had a great slide that we went down with the boys on our laps.
My favorite part, though, was the mini pumpkin patch. For the admission price, all the little kids get to pick out a pumpkin. The boys were THRILLED that we allowed them to get down and crawl. Especially Holden! I couldn't even get him to look at me for a picture because he was on the move. :) I got a decent one of Henry, at least. Of course I couldn't get a good family picture, either. As soon as we tried to grab the boys, they started crying. I should have remembered to try again later, but oh well! We got a good one of me and Alex for our 5th anniversary, at least.
They had food and cider, but we'd eaten right before. I did get some kettle corn, and yummy apple cinnamon donuts I shared with the boys on the way home. There was a store and lots of mums and fall stuff for sale, but since it was getting close to nap time, we just headed out. So it was a pretty great day overall! No one was too grumpy, there was plenty to do even with one year olds, and we had a fun time with friends! Can't wait to do it again next year when the boys are a little bigger. Here are the pictures...enjoy!