It's that time of year. You know, where everyone has the obligatory "Pumpkin Patch Post". I didn't want to be left out, so here is mine!
A few weeks ago, we decided to take Hadley to Denver Downs, a really awesome farm not far from us. David and I have gone a few times since we've been together and they have really spruced the place up! It has changed so much since we started going there and I was thrilled to get to take Hadley! If you ever get a chance, you really should go! They have a cute little produce stand throughout the year, but the fall attractions are just plain amazing. Each year the corn maze is cut into some crazy design. This year it's the history of John Deere!
They have a lot of fun stuff for big kids like a hay climbing wall, corn maze, in-the-ground bounce zone, hay rides, animals, slides, zip lines, and of course pumpkins.
I was really impressed that they had areas for little tykes, too. They set up hay bales for a miniature maze and I can't describe how much fun Hadley had running through that maze. She was in hog-heaven! Speaking of hogs, she also really enjoyed the animals. She got into a staring contest with a baby goat that was pretty comical for us adults.
We took a trip on the hay ride that Hadley was interested in exactly 0%. She sat with her Daddy and ate some puffs. The hay ride was a little long for a one year old, but still fun (for me at least, I wasn't trying to wrangle a toddler!)
They had the cutest little wagons to put pumpkins in, so when we went to pick ours out, we put Hadley and her sweet friend in and pulled them through. I'm sure I'm biased, but they were the cutest pumpkins in the patch!
(a year ago)
I loved this time last year: home with my 2 week old, staring at her beautiful face and in such disbelief that she was actually, finally here! But let me tell you, I have had such joy getting to make such sweet memories with her now that she's a little older and able to enjoy our outings! I have a feeling the holidays are going to be crazy fun this year!