Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Patch visit, Oregon 10/08

One special treat we got to experience due to visiting Oregon in Oct. was a visit to an absolutely fantastic pumpkin patch on Sauvie's Island in Portland.  To add to the fun, my college roommate Jen and her family, Mimi and Papa, and Aunt Julie came along to join in.

At the top of the tremendously high hay pyramid
Aunt Julie can always get a smile out of even the most smile-resistant.
The tractors strategically placed for prime photo ops around the property were an absolute delight to Mr. T and O Boy.  Farms=tractors in their mind, and almost nothing else.
Hay tossing - always a fun fall activity.
Mr. T and Papa try on American Gothic for size.

The tractor ride: if they could have stayed on this tractor all day riding around the pumpkin patch, I think they would have.  As it was, I think we got in 4 very long rides which were MUCH enjoyed.

"I got me some hay, now I'm lookin' for a horse."  O Boy carefully picked up this hay and wandered around intent on finding a horse to feed it to.
"I guess a very willing goat will have to do..."
More tractor rides and giggles with Aunt Julie
The Johnson-Smith crew: all our kids are just months apart - just opposite genders!  We're terribly disappointed in the Johnsons in falling behind our numbers in the baby game though.  Who will our third child hang out with when we get together??
Please note (Jen would appreciate it) that Jen is wearing her GFC Hob 3 (our freshman floor) sweatshirt in honor of our big pumpkin patch get-together.  Mine got bleach on it years ago or there's no doubt I would have resurrected it for the occasion as well.

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