McCall's: If I was more prepared, it would have been really fun. I thought it would last until noon, then we would drive home and have lunch. Since I was with a group, we had to wait for the last person to arrive, which was almost an hour late! Meanwhile, Joey enjoyed the rocking chairs, sandbox, and wandering away from the group.
What was fun about McCall's versus Galloping Grace was the tractor ride out into the actual patch and the picking of any pumpkin. Joey naturally went for the small, rotting ones, so I picked his for him (not pictured).
While my group was so prepared with their lunches, I scavenged for food for my kiddies then walked around for other fun stuff to do. There were farm animals, a corn pit, a corn maze, a goat feeding area, slides, and other fun stuff.
|This kind of chicken should be added to my mom's collection.|
|Enjoying the animals.|
|The Lord is Our Shepherd.|
|What Joey went straight to.|
|As good as we could get it.|
|My favorite goat.|
Galloping Grace: This pumpkin patch used to be free, but they amped it up this year, and as a consequence it was $3 per person plus more for a pumpkin. They did have a free military day, so Sam got in for free! They were really friendly here and offered to take our picture the moment we got in.
We didn't get a tractor hayride, buy Joey probably liked riding the little tractors just as much. We threw Eli on one for kicks and giggles too. Eli really did kick and giggle, though.
Joey HATED the corn pits when he was younger and more sensitive to different textures. Now he was rolling around in it. Eli had more joy in eating the corn (we tried to stop him, don't worry).
|Burying Daddy in corn.|
|The happy guy we know and love.|
|Getting the hay out of his monkey was a task!|
|There was a petting zoo, but of course it was extra.|
Something they had here was duck racing, and we all had fun with the pumping water and rubber ducks.
Guess where we spent the most time. Again.
|Let's go tire racing!|
|*Picks up tire* Where did he go? Joey? Joey!|
|Ah, the hay tower.|
|Joey is obsessed with pumpkins!|