This morning we went to a local pumpkin farm. Raya had fun! Mama had fun taking lots of pictures of her cute little fall model :-)
|One of my favorite pics of the day!|
....so now if you have places to go there's your quick update! However, if you want to know the details of our day and see tons of adorable pics then please continue :-) ....
Ok loyal blog readers, here it goes! First, Raya was super excited to be going to her very first pumpkin farm today! She was trying desperately to get out the door on time this morning....
We had never been to this farm before so we weren't sure what to expect, but it ended up being PERFECT for Miss Raya. Totally geared toward the toddler and preschool crowd. The had a barn with lots of petting zoo type animals, some slides coming out of hay bales, a saddle swing thingy, a pirate ship filled with corn to play in, an area full of bouncey balls, a bunch of little riding toys, a little hayrack ride, and a "haunted trail" that was totally lame for adults, but totally scary for Raya! :-)
Of course my main goal of the morning was to get adorable pumpkin farm pictures...so Miss Raya adorably modeled her pumpkin shirt and a tutu....which only she could pull off the tutu look on a farm haha.
Our morning went something like this:
|I actually didn't get very many pumpkin pics b/c all the pumpkins were out in really bright light|
and I had a heck of a time getting rid of shadows and stuff!
|These fake pumpkins had much better lighting :-)|
|Someone offered to take a family pic for us in the petting zoo barn|
|Raya does NOT like to actually touch the animals|
|But really, can you blame her? I mean every where we turned I had THIS in my face!|
|She liked the hay bale slides much better :-)|
|She liked the "bump!" at the end (even though she looks slightly horrified in all these pics lol)|
|She kept wanting to do it again and again!|
|This was the horsey saddle swing thingy...she wasn't so sure about it|
|This was probably her most favorite part of the whole farm...this hay bale|
"playpen" filled with bouncey balls!
|Daddy had to help her get her bounce on :-)|
|Now let's try THIS one Daddy!|
Please sit still Raya!!!!
Good thing I'm trading her in for a newer model come January...my camera will like a cooperative little girl again! :-P
Next was the area of riding toys. I had to laugh b/c Lee freaked out when Raya picked out the riding toy she wanted....he is mad that I've turned her girly girl and she immediately went for the pink tractor that said "miss farmer" on it hehe. Thatta girl :-)
We then tried to go in the pumpkin patch and have her sit with the pumpkins....yeah, that didn't happen :-P
So instead we walked the haunted trail....it was just a little mowed trail with lots of blow up decorations and some motion sensored things, etc.
|Raya loved walking it....at first|
....and after all the torture Raya spent the rest of the haunted trail like this:
|Whimpering a pitiful "Mama! Mama!"|
|I saved her from Daddy and we all went on a hayrack ride!|
|Then we walked back to the barn to play some more!|
|Isn't she precious?|
|She loved "driving" the boat full of corn :-)|
|And scooping the corn!|
So as you can see, Raya's first pumpkin farm experience was a success! ....but that was not all we did today!! After a quick lunch and clothing change into something more fishing appropriate we all headed back out for a fun afternoon!
I'm ready to go again Mama!!
|This was one of the fishing spots we found :-)|
Raya just kicked back to watch us fish!
|My little pumpkin girl :-)|
|The first catch of the day wasn't much bigger than the bait we were using!|
|Luckily Daddy did catch something bigger too...but Raya wasn't impressed!|
|Raya decided it was more fun running through leaves than fishing|
|And playing ring around the rosie with the trees :-P|
Which leads me to the end of our day....we decided to try one last fishing spot and as we drove to it we assumed that Raya was hanging out happily in her carseat as usual. About 15 minutes later we arrive at our destination and when Lee pops open the back hatch I hear him yell "what did you do?!?!?!"
Of course I immediately run back there to see what has happened, and that's when I see perhaps the funniest thing I've seen in my entire life....THIS:
Not quite sure what you're looking at? Well maybe this will help....
Need another hint?
The little shit had somehow, while strapped in her carseat, manuevered herself so as to get into her diaper bag, pull out the giant bag of cheerios, CHEW THROUGH THE BAG like a freaking mouse, and then proceed to dump them all over herself and eat them off her body. No, I'm serious. Even as we stood there in disbelief she continued to happily lick the cheerios off her chest and show us her chewed up baggy. When I got her up the entire bottom of her carseat was full of cheerios too! And people, it's not like we didn't feed her today. She had just gotten done eating a bunch of cheerios at the park!
|Clearly she's starving :-P|