Friday, October 19, 2007

baggenstos pumpkin patch

yesterday, lala went on her first preschool field trip to the baggenstos pumpkin patch, and i was fortunate enough to go!

when i woke up i was a little discouraged by the rain pelleting on our skylights. i was not looking forward to being cold and wet, while traipsing through the mud looking for the perfect pumpkin. however, by the time we met the bus at the pumpkin patch (lala couldn't ride the bus because she was not the minimum weight of 40 pounds) it had stopped raining. it was still fairly cold and the wind was blowing pretty good, but at least it wasn't raining, too!

first, they took us on a hay ride to the pumpkin patch, where lala was determined to find the BIGGEST pumpkin, which i think she actually did! it took her all of 3 minutes to find the perfect one!
while i was walking around taking some pictures, i came across lala telling her big buddies about her strong muscles. then she said, "i can carry it!" her buddies were saying things like, "are you sure? it's really big!" and, "it's pretty heavy!" but true to form, she was determined to carry her own pumpkin. she gave it a good go, laughing as she did, but in the end, it was too big and too heavy. that's my girl, never backing down from a good challenge!

after we got the pumpkins back by hay ride, we took an adventure through the corn maze. it was the first time i had been through one and it was pretty fun, despite the slippery, muddy trail! lala had fun splashing around in the mud and splattering it on anyone around her! i'm sure glad she was wearing her rain boots!

thanks to the excellent guidance of our guide (aka one of lala's big buddies) we all made it safely out of the corn maze. we were wondering there for awhile if we would make it out!

it was such a wonderful trip! i am so glad that i was able to go and experience this with her! it was fun to see her interacting with her big buddies and to see how much they enjoy her cute little personality!


Darilyn said...

I don't know why but the combination of listening to your music, seeing those gorgeous pictures of Lala and reading about it made me cry! Thanks for sharing a sweet memory with all of us.

Bridget said...

I too was SO glad it wasn't raining. And so glad I just got a message that Maren's soccer game for this morning was cancelled.

How could Lala's big buddies not just love her to death?

Amanda said...

Looks like such fun. Glad that you were able to go on her first field trip. Love that top picture. It really takes my breath away.

Rachel's Roost said...

Looks like fun! I need to find out where this one is. We still need to make a pumpkin patch visit this year!

tutu lady said...

Wow! What fun! Lala, are going to carve that BIG pumpkin? She really looks like she is ENJOYING this pumpkin patch and the corn Maze. Love it!

Merilee said...

Those pics are gorgeous! Wow! What a fun memory. I love Lala's tough little self.