I was very excited to take 11 month old Siobhan to her first Pumpkin Patch. She can’t quite walk yet, but she can crawl.
There was a barn full of loose hay and hay bales for the kids to play on. I took Siobhan to the corner where other babies were sitting and she really didn’t like it! She sat there for a minute looking very confused and uncomfortable. Then she started to gag and cough! I freaked out for a second and pulled her out quickly. She had choked on all the dust stirred up by all the big kids running around. So we moved on.
We wanted to get a cute picture of her standing against the measurement sign, but she did not want to stand! Usually she loves to stand and hold on to things, but I guess not on demand.
I think this crazy pumpkin wanted to eat my baby!
Baby’s first ghost encounter! Just in time for halloween.
She LOVES to wave Hello to people. Who can resist a baby waving to them?
Artsy hay bale shot!
I found a pyramid of stacked hay bales out in the open. A lot less dust! But she still wasn’t very interested in the texture. But she sat and pondered the Pumpkin Festival for a while.
The goat greeted her to see if she had food and moved on. She checked him out for a while probably wondering what he was.
The piggies were super cute! But Siobhan was starting to fade at this point, so we headed back to re-group with Dad and Sister.
Since we skipped the hay ride, she got a ride on daddy’s shoulders while we went into the Butler’s Orchard store to get apple cider and fresh farm milk. The Butler’s Orchard Pumpkin Festival has a ton of things to do for children of all ages. There were a couple huge slides, moon bounce, mazes and pony rides. Siobhan and I just did baby stuff, but the bigger kids definitely get the bang for their buck. I look forward to taking her back when she’s older to enjoy the other activities. I guess she should learn to walk before she rides a pony.