Friday, October 29, 2010

The Great Pumpkin

This past weekend we made it back for year two at the pumpkin patch. Last year I learned Linus was not the only person who visited a pumpkin patch. Take note that Braden brought Linus with him this year via a super awesome shirt. I also learned that the pumpkin patch was a lot of fun. Arica and I agreed visiting the land of pumpkins would certainly become a family tradition. So this year we carried on the tradition.

There were animals to pet as usual. Here is Braden with the camels. I decided to name one camel Clyde. That is of course from the Ray Stephens classic Ahab the Arab. The other camel I called Joe. Just because the US Government killed Joe Camel doesn't mean I forgot him.

Here we are with Eeyore. I know that is a cliched donkey name but this dude was so sad looking he almost made me cry. He had to be Eeyore.

If you were around last year you might recall that Braden liked riding the John Deere train. Well things have changed a little this year. Braden doesn't like the train anymore. He now loves it more than his own father. He would happily trade me away for 3 minutes on that thing. He would ride it until the driver shut down the lawn mower locomotive. Then he would play somewhere else while keeping his ears tuned for that lawnmower sound. As soon as it started up Braden would go running as he yelled "Choo Choo Train!!!"

He loved the train so much that he even made one of the poor engineers drive him all by himself.

Braden also crashed the red shirt birthday party and rode with them in the caboose.

Even though Braden didn't care they had pumpkins there too. We even took a few home. If it were up to Braden we would have driven them all the way home in the John Deere choo choo train. He would have seen the 8 hour duration as a positive thing.

Happy Halloween!


Manic Mommy said...

Love the looooong shot with him as the only passenger on the John Deere Express. Also, awesome shirt!

Happy Halloween to you all, too!

Brandy@YDK said...

LOVE the pictures. We haven't gone to a pumpkin patch that had a train so I'm not sure how G would react. Braden is SOOOOOO cute.

Eric said...

pretty awesome pics... that boy is a hoss playing on the bumpy train a week out of having surgery..

Katherine said...

Looks like you all had a great time. He's getting so big! I wanted to take E this year, but with the move and all, it just didn't happen....I think it's a great tradition!

Tom said...

Wonderful. Such a great tradition to keep, and what great memories he's going to have about that train, and the animals and all the pumpkins.

Father Knows (Travis) Best said...

John Deere has a powerful pull. Must have something to do with the yellow and green. Magical colors or something.

Jack said...

Cute pix. I remember when my kids would sit on the train for hours- they loved it.

Old School/New School Mom said...

WOW! That donkey totally looks like Eeorye! That's insane. The pumpkin patch looks like so much fun!