Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pumpkin time

It’s finally October so I decided to take Jake to a pumpkin patch.  Mom, Sara and Julia came too!  We went to Ebert’s Greenhouse in Ixonia.  We all arrived right at 10am when they open. 

Our first stop was the hayride!


The hayride took us to a corn maze which was long enough to be interesting and easy enough that you won’t really get lost which is good for the kids.


And at the end of the maze was the pumpkin patch!


Then back on the hayride where Jake kept an eye on the tractor.


After the pumpkins were weighed and paid for we headed to get the kid’s faces painted.  Julia got a really pretty butterfly which I forgot to get a picture of and Jake got a football, which you can maybe make out.


We took a pit stop for popcorn, caramel apples, cookies and apples.  Then we headed to story time.  The story was The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler which is a story about a mouse’s walk in the woods.  The story was cute and after they took a walk through the “woods” behind the set.  It was really neat and I’m kicking myself for not taking pictures, but it was worth going to.

Shortly after story time we headed home.  There was a lot more to do at Ebert’s but with little ones it can be overwhelming.  As a treat I rented the movie The Gruffalo from Redbox and we watched it tonight.  Jake really liked it and it was only a 30 minute movie. 

Ebert’s has their festivities all month and it is worth the drive and time to go and check it out.  My only advice to to get their early since by 11am the place was packed!

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