List It Tuesday- Pumpkin Patch

It’s time for another List It Tuesday over at Many Little Blessings and Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. This week I thought I’d share our pumpkin patch fun from Micah’s field trip yesterday.

One of the things on our family fall bucket list was a visit to the pumpkin patch. And one of the good things about a preschool aged child is that almost every preschool takes a trip to the pumpkin patch in the fall. So go to the pumpkin patch-it’s now checked off the list. And hayride? Yup, it’s checked off too! I don’t know if we’ll find time in our crazy schedule to get to a pumpkin patch as a family this year but I’d like to! And I wouldn’t mind going back to this one! It was very cute and very close to home which is a plus!

So our favorite things to do at the pumpkin patch?

1) Feed the farm animals! This farm had sheep, goats, cows, a donkey, a pony, a llama, bunnies, chickens, turkeys and a swan. Micah wasn’t too sure about feeding the animals at first. I think he was afraid they would bite him! But once he saw me feed a few of them and finding some that ate “slow” instead of quickly nipping for the food he decided it was actually quite fun.

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2. Hayrides. What’s better than climbing in to a cart filled with bales of hale and being pulled around by a bright green tractor? Especially when you’re 4?! Absolutely nothing! We sat the back of the cart, closet to the tractor. Micah loved watching the big wheels work to pull the cart, especially when we had to go up a muddy hill.

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3. Obviously the biggest draw about the pumpkin patch- going out into the field and getting to pick a pumpkin! Each of the kids got to pick a little pumpkin. And I was impressed…they weren’t just thrown out into the field. They were actually attached to the vine! (I’m not sure if that was the case for the bigger pumpkins or not.) Micah had to pull hard to get his favorite pumpkin off the vine. And then he chose one for Eli too! We’re cleaning them up and adding them to our Halloween/Fall mantle.

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4. Playing on the playground equipment. After we got back from the patch the kids had a snack and then had the chance to run around on the playground equipment for a while. This farm has a great playground complete with a train, a bus, and a pirate ship, all wooden. They also had a sandbox which is always a big hit!

5. And of course for mommy one of the best things is posing them in front of the cute displays and getting trying to get a decent picture!

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It may have been chilly but it really was a perfect fall day at the farm!

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Fall Bucket List

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It’s October 1st which makes it officially feel like fall for so many people. There is just something about flipping that calender from September to October that screams cooler weather, football and apples! Fall has so many fun things to do and yet we sit around sometimes and think “Boy, I wish we could do something fun today!” So for List It Tuesday over at Many Little Blessings I thought I would make a fall bucket list of things I would like to do in October and November, in no particular order. Maybe it’ll encourage you to make a bucket list of your own! Let’s grab fall by the horns and make it count!

Fischer Family Fall Bucket List 2013

1. pumpkin patch

2. hayride

3. fall colors hike

4. fall campout

5. apple picking

6. make apple butter/apple sauce

7. decorate a fall mantle

8. make a fall wreath

9. Hallozooween at the Zoo

10. Cub Scout Spook-a-Ree

11. Boo our neighbors

12. build a bonfire and make s’mores one last time

13. fall picnic

14. go putt-putting

15. have a leaf fight

16. fall scavenger hunt

17. Watch Hocus-Pocus, Halloween Town and It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

18. Have a Harry Potter marathon

19. make a Blessings Tree

20. serve Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless

21. decorate pumpkins

22. make a pumpkin pie from scratch

23. celebrate our 10 year anniversary!!!

24. celebrate Brianna’s 9th birthday!!!

25. celebrate our Godson Dakota’s “Gotcha Day” (adoption day-which is TODAY!! YIPPY!!!) and baptism (this Sunday)

26. attend the preschool Halloween gift party at Micah’s school

27. attend the “Party with the Saints” at our parish (easy since PSR is hosting! lol)

28. star gaze in the crystal clear fall sky

29. have a hot apple cider bar

30. go Trick-or-Treating

31. collect leaves and make a fall leaf book

32. stuff ourselves crazy at Thanksgiving

33. make apple cake

34. get pumpkin ice cream at UDF

35. ENJOY EVERY MINUTE!!

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