We recently enjoyed visiting a pumpkin patch out by my cousin Suzanne's house. We'd never been there before, but the boys had tons of fun feeding barnyard animals, riding ponies, navigating a corn maze, enjoying a hayride and generally tromping around in the mud.
The four boy cousins -- Luke, Gray, Holt and Jack -- have so much fun together and it reminds me of the memories I share with my family growing up. Such a blessing!
Here are a few photos from the day:
Luke and Gray
Getting Jack in on the party pic fun
Gray feeding one of the small goats
Making introductions to one of the bulls
Smashing some cans. It's amazing how such a simple idea brings so much joy to a boy.
Waiting their turn for the hayride. There was also a pumpkin launcher that fired nearby and shot a small pumpkin several acres across the large pond. Pretty cool!
All the boys riding over to the corn maze
Cousins of the corn
Once you get to the end of the corn maze there was an awesome slide that the boys did over and over and over.
The pony ride pictures came out blurry, but this was Gray's first time riding a horse and he loved every minute of it. Right when he got on, the horse backed up to scratch its hindquarters and spooked Gray a bit. He was concerned for a moment, but then quickly got over it.
I tried snapping a few pics of Amy and Holten, but Holt refused to smile. Of course, in the one shot where they are both smiling Grayson walks over and photo bombs them. Maybe we can crop him out.
Here's the next best one of them. Still pretty cute!
Gray and mama
Two generations of cousins/BFFs
After the pumpkin patch, we went over to Suzanne's to eat chili and carve pumpkins. Amy made the cutest mummy cookies for dessert.
Pumpkin carving started out innocently enough. The boys were a little grossed out having to clean out the guts, but managed to do it.
Then, suddenly they all decided they needed to take off their shirts. We also tried a new trick where you drill the pumpkins instead of carving faces. You use different size bits to make large and small holes. They look really cool once the light shines through, but the boys were mainly excited to use a power tool.