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Sunday, October 02, 2011

Sunday Snapshot - Pumpkin Patch

Today we took our annual family trip to Dewberry Farm to get our pumpkins for this year.  We have been doing this since Braeden's first Halloween and it is one of my favorite family traditions.  Over the years it is amazing to see how much they have expanded and grown.  They were well-known when we began going, but have since developed from a working farm to a definite local tradition.  New games and activities are added each year and it only gets better.  When we first started going it was a long, rural drive, but worth it.  Ironically when we moved to Cypress we found that we were now only about 15 minutes away from them! 

Each year we head out and enjoy a day of feeding goats, watching pig races, eating snow cones, riding the corn (now cow) train, hand-picking pumpkins, and just generally having some farm fun!  This year was no different except for the fact that the pumpkin selection has been severely affected by the recent drought.  In fact, they didn't even have a crop this year.  Instead they had pumpkins brought in from elsewhere and laid in a field.  The boys didn't mind, to them they still picked their pumpkins out of the field at the farm, but Amy and I were a little bummed.  Nonetheless we had a ton of fun.  At dinner tonight we shared our favorite highlights from the day.  Amy - the train ride, Braeden - the snow cones, Jack - the bumpy slides, and Me - successfully bringing my family through the corn maze, thus saving us all from being lost forever!

So, the pumpkin shortage aside, it was a typical fun Drosche day at the pumpkin farm!  As you can see for yourself below!

All is well, picture perfect, in Drosche Land.

Jack on his favorite bumpy slide!
 I had to include this one too!

 Braeden enjoying his snow cone!

 Amy's favorite corn/cow train ride!

 Jack and I on the train!

The boys and I in the corn maze
Me, victorious, having rescued all Drosches from the corn maze!
  My adorable boys in the obligatory pumpkin patch picture!

Sunday Snapshot

1 comment:

  1. Love pumpkin patch pictures! Thanks for sharing! :-)