Monday, November 4, 2013

The Pumpkin Patch

Since Eric was in town, Kristen decided to take off work so we could all hang out for the day.  I was in Lewisville for my mom's meeting on Monday, so I just spent the night in Frisco instead of driving all the way home just to sleep.  Harper loves spending time at Krissy's and can't get enough of Grayson and Reese.  Plus, she loves to run after Bentley, because I don't think Bentley gets any attention usually.  We had bath and went to bed.  In the morning, Reese and Grayson were up at the crack of dawn, and they all made pancakes for breakfast.  They were all on the couch watching Disney, waking up, and Harper decided to give them all some love.  Reese suddenly got all crazy and hyper.  They are going to be a handful growing up!

We went to the pumpkin patch in Celina.  It was a beautiful day and the kids loved being outside.  Of course, we took the opportunity to take family pictures.  They didn't last long, about 10 minutes, but that was still too much for these crazies.  And getting three kids to all look at the same time?  Yeah right!

There were animals that the kids could feed with sheep, goats, and cows.  Harper fed them for a little while, and then just enjoyed rationing out the food to Grayson to feed them.  She didn't like them tickling her hand but he did!  

They all loved the pumpkin field, just running up and down the rows and grabbing as many pumpkins as they could.  They each got to pick one out to take home and they were so excited.  They would get as many pumpkins as they could carry or put in the stroller, and then we would put them all back and start over.  Reesey loved walking around and being free.  Harper kept picking random pumpkins.  And Grayson got it in his head that he wanted one without a stem so he could roll it up and down the field.  

They ran through the hay maze over 10 times.  It took Harper a little while to figure out what a maze was and how to get through it.  She loved running back and forth and even hiding in the back.  She went through with Grayson some and with Reese a lot.  She just kept telling everyone to "Fall Me Guys" (follow me, guys).  Grayson ran through it really quickly a lot, and Reese and I went through once together pretty slow.  

This day was Eric's 34th birthday.  We hadn't been able to celebrate his actual birthday with him in a few years because he works all the time in Austin.  So it was such a fabulous day to spend all day with him, without the rush of a holiday or family event.  We had a great day relaxing and talking and he got to spend a ton of time with the kids.  I think it was a nice break for all three of us.  The last thing we did was the hay ride.  The kids loved it but kept getting in trouble for standing up.  I did give them each a sucker (Eric ate Reesey's) for being so good and taking pictures for us.  We headed home for lunch and naps before Eric's birthday dinner that night.

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Happy Birthday Eric!  We had a great day!

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