After a bit of a rough start to our Saturday morning we finally made our way to baseball class and then to Sauvie Island to the pumpkin patch. This was Alder’s first real trip to the pumpkin patch since last year he was just a bitty baby. Also now that I think about it while we went to The Pumpkin Patch last year we never actually went to the pumpkin patch instead we looked at the pumpkins in the shop, checked out the animals, Edith and Neil went on a little ride and then we had some corn on the cob. I don’t know how we never actual set foot in the pumpkin patch (you can see that full post here)!
Rewind two year to our very first pumpkin patch trip was when Edith was right around 15 months old. We headed out to Sauvie Island to Kruger Farms to do the corn maze, pick our pumpkin, take a little hay ride and enjoy some roasted corn. Quickly after arriving I realized my choice of footwear, TOMS, where probably not the best idea. We made it about five minutes in the muddy corn maze before finding one of the escape routes and heading up to get our pumpkin. I ended up destroying those shoes and ended up with very muddy feet.
After this experience I learned my lesson and I was never going to the pumpkin patch without boots for the entire family. This year we lucked out it wasn’t too muddy but nonetheless the boots were still essential. Edith has been obsessed with her new blue boots from Stonz lately and she wears them everywhere. She is also very particular and insists on wearing her rain boot socks aka linerz whenever she wears her boots, no matter the temperature or weather. Alder also has a super cute pair of yellow Stonz rain boots but his little feet are still too small for them so instead he wore a pair Edith’s of hand-me-down boots.
Feet warm and secure we walked up to the pumpkin patch on the search for the perfect pumpkin for carving and a pumpkin that was just Edith’s size. Neil and Edith searched and searched while I hung out with Alder while he tried to climb each and every pumpkin he saw.
Finally Edith found her perfect pumpkin and we kept searching for a nice big pumpkin but decided that we just couldn’t find the perfect one so we hopped on the hay ride back to the entrance to weigh our pumpkin and to take a few photos in one of those boards with the cut out faces.
We ended up leaving the pumpkin patch with only one little pumpkin because all of the big ones were either not the right shape or were already rotting. Oh well! Either way we left with our little pumpkin, some honey sticks, great memories and warm, dry feet.
Disclaimer: We would to thank Stonz for providing us with these cute rain boots and linerz for Edith and Alder. We received no compensation for this post. All opinions are our own.
What are your favorite Fall family traditions? Have you been to the pumpkin patch?