Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Fun

October 9, 2011

This year I wanted to start some family traditions, and I came across Black Island Farms. I was really intrigued by what they had to offer. Never having been there I didn't know what to expect. Well I can tell you that we will be doing this every year! It was so much fun. I didn't know if Izzy would like it or if it could hold the attention span of an almost one year old, but oh how it did. She had so much fun and so did Nate and I. I think the best part was watching her excitement at all the new experiences. It is something we will cherish.

This year we invited our friends Dax, Marina, and Massimo to join in the fun. I am so glad that we did it was fun to watch Izzy and Mo together. (They are a little over two weeks apart).
We started out doing the hayride out to the pumpkin patch where we all got to pick our very own pumpkins and have them cut right of the vines. Izzy loved the ride out to the pumpkin patch. She stood on Nates lap and would squeal with excitement. I wish I had the video camera, but I caught some good shots of her.
Here we are out in the pumpkin patch picking our selection. Izzy would try to hold the pumpkins and lick them.
Here she is with all of our pumpkins.
After getting back and taking our pumpkins to the car we decided to go check out the other activities that they had.
We ended up going down Animal Alley first. It had to have been Izzy's favorite part. She loves animals!
At the very end of the alley they had these two lamas, and Izzy though it was the greatest thing. She would squeal and try to grab there faces. She even tried to give one of them kisses. (mind you she is stingy on her kisses) We put a little popcorn in her had to feed the lama and she thought it was great. I don't think the lama liked it because Izzy was a tease she wouldn't open her hand to give it to him so finally I had to pull her fingers open to help the lama.
There was also these really great billy goats. They would stick their faces through the fence to try and get closer. Her and Mo stood at that fence and would get their fingers licked.
After the animal fun we headed over to the slides. They had a bunch of different sizes, and Izzy had never really been down a big slide before so we thought this would be a great time for her. Daddy started out on the smaller one which she did pretty good on. Then we ventured over to the medium one where we went down as a family, and she seemed to like it. So we were off to the big slide. You can tell by her face that she was not quite sure about that.
We then stopped over to the corn shooting range so the boys could have a friendly shoot out. Dax was the only one who hit a target winning a free pumpkin.
We then jumped on the cow train. Izzy LOVED it.
After that we decided to let the kiddos crawl through this tunnel that they had there. At first Izzy was not to sure about it, but after seeing daddy at the other side she was off.
All in all it was such a fun day. We didn't even do half the things they had there. We will have to hit it up next year and do the rest.