Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hanging Out at the Pumpkin Patch

Another fall tradition is a visit to a pumpkin patch. Thus far we have not visited the same one twice which adds to the fun. There are so many different pumpkin patches in the area. This year we went to the Dallas Arboretum. It is a bit of a drive for us and in Dallas traffic no less. But, we made it and it was well worth the trip.

Snugglebug enjoyed the pumpkins immensely. He has been learning the word pumpkin in sign language and by the time we went to the pumpkin patch, he was signing it quite well. He was almost chanting in sign language, "pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin."

The hay maze was a favorite of Snugglebug. He ran through the maze and then climbed on the hay bales. This was his first attempt at climbin

Climbing on the hay bales is a big deal for this texture sensitive child. The first time he touched the hay he drew back his hands and rubbed them on his shirt. The second time he tried just touching the hay with his knuckles. Still not good. He gave up and continued running through the maze but the desire to climb overcame his texture issues, and he succeeded in climbing the hay bale. That was only the beginning. There wasn't a hay bale that he didn't climb after that.

There were hay bales everywhere with pumpkins of all sizes piled on them and around them. The kids could climb all over the hay and the pumpkins. No rules about looking but not touching.
My favorite pic of the day. He chose this pose himself.
"I'll have pumpkin, please." Sitting in the chair was his idea, but he wanted the chair the girl in pink was sitting in.

My sweet baby boy and I.


Araratacres said...

love the new blog design and today's pictures :). hugs to you and your men~ Liz

Cynda Western Felini said...

Thanks, Liz. I appreciate the compliment. Hugs to you as well!

Jennie said...

What great pictures! I laughed when you talked about the texture thing. That totally takes me back to toddler Jackson days. I hope the perfect pumpkin was located and is now sitting proudly on your porch! :)

Cynda Western Felini said...

Jennie, actually, there were NO pumpkins for sale. Isn't that funny? We'll have to resort to one from the grocery store....OR visit another pumpkin patch. One can never visit too many pumpkin patches.