Yesterday, our last week day of Fall Break, we (all 4 of us!) drove out to Aplin Farms to meet Melissa and her girls for our first pumpkin patch adventure since coming back from Korea. We first all went together since 2008. And then in 2009 we went with the school. In 2010 we took Timmy with us for the first time. And then in 2011, before moving to Korea, we all went together again.
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So today was the day to all go back. Only this time it was super lame. Apparently not EVERYONE is on our same school schedule. We got there around 11am and found out we couldn’t do the tractor rides and pumpkin/sunflower picking until after 2pm because the morning was all reserved for school groups. Dang. Talk about a buzz kill. We did walk around and look at some things and we did end up buying a watermelon before we did ANYTHING because Timmy thought he needed to hold it…and he couldn’t. Spiked on the ground. Oops. Anywho, after pictures and animal petting we picked out a couple pumpkins and some local honey from the pre-picked bins up front. Meh. We (Timmy and I) are going back next week with his school so he will get the whole tractor ride experience but I’d rather do it with family than a bunch of preschool kids.
Oh well. The kids had fun today. At least until they realized we weren’t really doing anything there.
Timmy did enjoy eating the giant tomato though.
I was so excited to get L in a dress. I told her once a year (maybe twice) I need to get some kind of family photos and I didn’t want her looking like a ragamuffin. She agreed to let me pick out her clothes. I about melted.
And here’s the part where I want to cry. I only took one lens with me, my 18-200 “everything” lens. And something was wonky with it. It wouldnt, no matter what I tried, focus on ANYTHING I wanted it to. Only stuck on the furthest thing in the picture. Didn’t matter if I zoomed or changed my little focal dots in the camera…everything was blurry. So, there went the cute pictures of the kids. When we got home YouTube showed me how to clean and tighten the lens and it may have done the trick. Too bad I didnt notice it before we left and came home with blurry photos 🙁
Grr. BUT, my kids are still awesome and I’ll take blurry photos of them over none at all.
I love her big goofy teeth
And the real reason we actually went. To take a picture in front of our door.
And then there were the animals…
There you have it. Aplin Farms 2014. Maybe next year we will pan better and actually get to go out to pick our pumpkins.