Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mostly Wordless Wednesday (Vala's Pumpkin Patch, LOTS of pictures)

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Our day at Vala's in NUMEROUS pictures, backwards. If you REALLY care (but why would you, really? I mean, I don't) you can go down and work your way up.


Trying for a good shot...did not succeed.
This is the best picture I've ever captured of one of my kids with a pumpkin and I try EVERY year.
Little babies on a BIG chair.
The big kids on the BIGGER rocking chair.
The escape artist goat. Apparently it can jump off a bridge to get where the humans are. It really liked Dahly
Too Cool For You
I am so glad I got to meet/hang out with Dahly...she is so fun.
Pedal pushers...like my GHETTO seat belt for Ethan? That's right...it's my Posh Papoose Baby Sling!
On the train ride around Vala's
The kids chose to ride in the red caboose on back.
Give him a bottle and he's a happy camper.
This was so sweet. Nate was holding Jack's hand as they walked to the BIG slide. Jack loves Nate.
Brennan and Isabel
Jessica and Ethan after picking the perfect pumpkins.
Brennan's perfect pick (even if it is a bit green)
All the MOM's...I do believe this is the largest turnout for a paying event we've ever had!
Jackson, Brennan, and Dahly before the hay ride.
Riding the wagons before the apple class.

We had a great time at Vala's Pumpkin Patch...if you live anywhere close by, I recommend going. This is our third fall here in Omaha but our first trip...so worth it!

Almost everything is "free" (though admission is a tiny bit steep, if you don't go as a "field trip" which is what we were) and very entertaining for kids of all ages. I paid $20.50 for us to get in and we left with 6 apples, 2 pumpkins, a free train ride (usually like $2.50 each), the satisfaction of petting goats, sheep, camels, and donkeys, and 145 pictures. We also left with a bag of delicious kettle korn popcorn (hello, it is butter and caramel flavors mixed...I ate half the bag while watching the Ultimate Cake Off on TLC...my mom's friend is the one who won!) and two small apple crisps, one for me and one for our pediatrician who is preggers and we happened to be seeing her for flu shots after our trip.
So, just go. It's fun. I promise.

7 Words to brighten my day:

Diana said...

you have Jackson named Ethan - in the picture where Nate is holding his hand....

Anna said...

We love Vala's. I was bummed that we didn't get to go, but we do get to go for free next weekend with Nathan's work. It won't be the same without all my MOM friends though.

Whimsical Creations said...

What a fun day! Looks like a great place to visit.

Night Owl Mama said...

Super fun Love it great pics of the kiddos. We so need to get to the pumpkin Patch in the next few days

Lexi said...

Loved the pumpkin patch pictures!

Holy cow that is expensive though!

And I totally saw that cake off and LOVED that cake. It was awesome! The other two cakes were not nearly as cool as that one. What was up with that judge that kept going on and on about it being a wedding cake? Who cares! It was really cool!

Is it getting cool there? Looked like you guys were bundled up a bit.

☼¨`*•.♥RocĂ­o♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Wow that was an Awesome post, full of color and beautiful faces!!!
Loved it!

Anna said...

By the way, I gave you an award over on my blog.
http://annathanmagz.blogspot.com/