Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Sammy's first pumpkin patch
I've been itching to take Sammy to a pumpkin patch for nearly a month now, but the prospect of picking out a pumpkin in 90-degree-plus heat had no appeal to me whatsoever. With the realization that we were quickly running out of weekends to make such a trip, Captain Husband and I decided to just deal with the sizzling temperature and headed off to New Mexico with Sammy on Sunday to check out the La Union Maze and pumpkin patch.
It was scorching hot under the afternoon sun, but Sammy didn't really seem to mind all that much--he was too busy exploring the patch, looking for pumpkins. We found the perfect one and then headed back to the main area to have some fun (and find some shade).
There was a lot to see and do, even for the youngest of attendees. Sammy surprised both CH and me with how much he loved going down the big slides--he couldn't get enough of them and was practically racing CH up the hill for another go.
There was even a mini maze for the little ones--Sammy raced around the course and had fun playing in the straw whenever he hit a roadblock (I don't know why, but I love this photo of Sammy--it looks like a still from a movie or something).
We then made our way over to the petting zoo where Sammy made the acquaintance of some goats, donkeys and rabbits.
Soon the heat had taken its toll, and we were all feeling pretty beat so we made our way back to the car, a little bit dusty and ruddy from the sun, but happy that we were finally able to go to a pumpkin patch as a family.