Thursday, October 22, 2009

Lakeview Farms Pumpkin Patch

Joel took today off, well technically he took Monday and Tuesday off too but that was to care for me and Oliver. We don't know if it was officially the H1N1 but it was not fun. Luckily there were no stomach ailments just high fevers, body aches and pains, chills and now a lingering cold. We never got sick enough to warrant a trip to the doctor but we were definitely out of it for a few days. Back on the mend and ready for some quality family time we met up with Uncle Ben and headed out to Lakeview Farms Pumpkin Patch. Amy Vining, the gal that will be doing portraits of the boys on Sunday, posted some pictures to her photography blog of a family session she did out at this farm. I checked it out and decided to try a new place this year. Turns out that it's a really fun place. It's not as large as some that we've visited in the past but lots of fun. You pay $4 and that buys you a ticket to ride the train or the boat out to the pumpkin patch then you ride the opposite back in, train out, boat in or boat out, train in. The boys loved both rides but I think the boat ride won out just a little bit because of the lake monsters and sharks that rise up from the water as the boat(s) go by. The pumpkins had a rough, rough year though so we only came home with a couple of ghost (white) pumpkins. After the ride out to the pumpkin patch we decided to try our hand at the corn maze...

My how my boys have grown this year!

It was not busy at all today. We got to ride the train out to the field with just one other family then we had the boat all to ourselves on the way back in. The boys were a bit chilly but they enjoyed the ride on the train and asked when we were putting one in our yard.
Joel and Ben trying to stay warm on the ride out.

Again, it was hard to find nice pumpkins in the field but I did some nice photo opportunities.

Noah can make me laugh! A little jig on the bales of hay while Oliver looks on. Good thing Noah is flexible because he would have blown out a knee with this move.

The shark spraying water at the boys on the boat ride back in.

My family makes me smile.

Into the maze we go!

Oliver running to catch up.

There were 5 stations in the maze that you could find and stamp your ticket with. If you found all five then you would get a prize at the end. We found 2 then Ben had to head to the rink for a meeting. Oliver was getting tired of looking at corn at this point so the 3 of us exited. Joel and Noah stayed in for a while longer but only found 1 more.

Another shot of one of the boats heading out to the field.

Joel and Noah on the platform in the middle of the maze.

Arrrgh, a skeleton! Oh wait, just a scrawny boy, I swear I feed him.

A farmstead in the distance.


Queen of Qwerk said...

OMG-when I first clicked onto the photo of Noah doing the jig, I thought somehow this was a pumpkin patch version of "Honey I Shrunk the Ollie". Too funny! Great jig-great shrunk Ollie! Looks like a very fun place.

Elite Stitches said...

The pictures on the train...of Noah & Ollie & the next one of Joel & Ben...Noah looks exactly like his Uncle Ben! I don't see it in all the pictures anymore, but every once in a while...