Fall Foliage: Pumpkin Patch

Fall Foliage: Pumpkin Patch
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Pumpkins. THE fall foliage. Tomorrow evening we’ll be meeting some friends at the local pumpkin patch. I’m so excited to experience the pumpkin patch anew through the eyes of my almost 3 year old. Even though he’s been each year of his life, he of course doesn’t remember it. So I’m excited to see his excitement over all the pumpkins before him. And I can’t wait to carve some pumpkins with him this year. It’s getting to be that time of year that is full of family tradition. I love it. And I love that we’ll be able to build traditions and memories with and for our children. I grew up in a home with a million holiday traditions, so I get kind of romantic over them. Also, I can’t wait to bring some pumpkins home for our front steps and home decor! Yay! I think going to the pumpkin patch is one of my favorite things to do all year! This year will be a little different, as they had to change the location of the patch this year. Normally it’s down near the river in an area full of beautiful mature trees. Because of the major flooding we had this year, they had to move it to a more open to the sky location. Nonetheless, I’m sure it’ll be lovely still, and I’m still excited to go!

Do you have a pumpkin patch in your hometown? Do you go? Tell me what you do for your fall traditions?


5 Comments to “Fall Foliage: Pumpkin Patch”

  • Angela says:

    Love, love, LOVE going to the pumpkin patch!! It’s a great fall tradition at our house too.

    I’d never heard of a pumpkin patch (except for on It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown special) until I’d moved to Bismarck, ND. As a child, we didn’t have many traditions, so I would love to hear some ideas on traditional things you do/did with your family through out the year. My husband and I are still trying to come up with ‘our family’s’ traditions.

  • maydijo says:

    I don’t take my kids trick-or-treating, since it’s not a tradition here. Instead last year we started the tradition of ‘reverse trick-or-treating’. I make up little bundles of candy for the neighbours. We dress up, go door to door, and yell “Trick or treat!” as we hand over the candy. Thankfully I have a little girl with a very big heart who thinks it’s great fun to give to the neighbours (although I make sure to keep some aside for us!)

    • Katie Moon says:

      I LOVE this idea Maydijo!!! Thank you for sharing! I’m going to have to think about doing something like this as we visit people we know.

      • maydijo says:

        If you think that’s fun, try this one on for size – One of my favourite autumn memories is something we did growing up, when I was about 10. We went Christmas carolling. In September. In our pajamas. Definitely unexpected! We only went to people we knew, who knew our family’s sense of humour – and the looks on their faces were priceless!

  • Melissa J says:

    We live in Yuma, AZ… it’s too hot to grow pumpkins here… so we missed out last year and we’ll probably miss out again this year. BUT! A 3 years ago we went to one that was to die for! Sigh… maybe we’ll have to take a road trip :)

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