Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Grand Ole Pumpkin Patch

This year we decided to try the Grand Ole Pumpkin Patch in Clanton instead of the pumpkin patch in Hayden and it was so much fun! Last year we went to the one in Hayden and were very disappointed. The hayride was a joke and so was their so called pumpkin patch. It looked like all they did was go to the store and buy some pumpkins and throw them in the field. Thankfully Bryson was too young last year to really enjoy it anyway. It was more of a cute photo-op than anything, but this year, it was way better, and closer. It only took us about 30 minutes or less to get there. They had helicopter tours and Bryson loved waving bye bye to the helicopter. We went with our friends Steven and Jessica and her 2 kids Coby and Jeffrey. While we were waiting for them, we did a little exploring. They had a cute little set up outside of the store for us to get some cute pictures of Bryson.

They also had an area where it looked like they did little Native American presentations with real teepees. Bryson had fun going in and out of them.

They also had a petting zoo, a train ride, some bouncy houses and a few other things, but we decided to pass on those this year since Bryson is still so young. Once our friends got there, we got in line for the hayride to the pumpkin patch. It was a short ride but they had the trail decorated with all kinds of cute and spooky Halloween decorations.

Once we got there, Bryson was in heaven. He loves pumpkins (or mumkins as he calls them). This pumpkin patch was actually a real pumpkin patch unlike the one we went to last year. The pumpkins were sitting by the vines (the owners had already cut the pumpkins off the vines so they were easier to get), but you could still see the baby pumpkins growing on the vines. Bryson kept pointing at all the pumpkins with excitment yelling "MUMKINS, MUMKINS!".  He had so much fun. Once we selected our pumpkins, we headed back to they hayride. It took us at least 10 minutes to walk back because Bryson had to say bye bye to every pumpkin he walked past. It was the cutest thing ever!

It was extremely hot when we went (gotta love Alabama weather) so we had to stop for some water before taking our pumpkins back to the car.

They had another cute little setup to take pictures on the way. Bryson loved standing on the hay surrounded by all the pumpkins and scarecrows (or snowmen as Bryson kept calling them).

We all had so much fun this year at the pumpkin patch and I think Bryson really enjoyed going with some of his friends. We will definitely being going back to this pumpkin patch next year.

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