Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Kids


Megan and I took the babies to the pumpkin patch today. First things first, I bought Mads a fresh, shiny macintosh:

She was thrilled, and she shared:

There's nothing like a healthy snack to keep a girl focused, and I needed Mads at the top of her game if we were going to navigate through the dreaded corn maze:

I had never been in a corn maze before (actually, none of us had), so I wasn't really sure what to expect. Skinny paths, crinkly corn and dead ends were what I had imagined, and I wasn't disappointed at all. However, I wasn't prepared for the surprise behind bend number two:

The spooky didn't end there, but Mads was a very brave baby. Her first obstacle was to get by The Hissing Pikachu of Death:

Victorious, she moved on past the Lazy Headed Dopey Dude of Scarecrow Crossing:

She conquered the Broken Box of Mexico (?):

And breezed past the Misplaced Butler of the Corn:

After turning down bend number 82, we were faced with the infamous Terrifying Tube of Dirty Knees. It was terrifying and definitely dirty, but Mads was brave once again:

And dirty. (Don't mind that huge splotch of apple on her shirt, it dried before we left.)

Finally, the spooky was over and we trudged through the exit. But wait! The best (and perhaps the scariest) surprise of all was just ahead:

Cross-eyed goats! (Honestly, Megan and I told the babies that they were sheep. We didn't realize how wrong we were until the "sheep" got into a battle and emitted a pissed-off, screeching sound that was nothing like "baa.")

I was a little leery of these goats (or whatever they are), they were most definitely cross-eyed and they smelled absolutely horrid. Plus, they were fairly aggressive with each other, so I wanted to make sure Mads didn't actually touch any of them...

And that's when she kissed one:

Fearless warrior.

Back at the patch, Mads found the perfect spot to sit and reflect on the horrors of the afternoon:

Finally, it was time to pick our pumpkins:

Mads ogled pumpkins for at least 32 seconds before losing interest and running away:

Her destination? A little, purple playhouse which turned out to be her most favorite attraction of all:

After Mads had finished with her playhouse, she took a quick ride on a pretty pony:

and pretended to be her most favorite thing in the whole universe:

This chick just loves cats. And pumpkin patches!


Now you may remember from a past post that Megan had called my sweet baby a bully. It's true, she said it. I would like to take this opportunity to show who the real terror is in this toddler twosome:

Pushy, pushy Mason.

He even tried to run her over with a trike. Who's the bully now? :)


cecilia said...

Mady looks so happy... and she does not look tired at all... Mady, don't let anybody boss you around... I love my granddaughter so much... The children look like they had a great time... and the weather help too...

Megan said...

hahahaha.. it was that strangely familiar looking dude in the corn. He had Mason all wigged out and he took it out on Mads. He sends his appologies.