it’s no secret that i miss western new york autumns.
so, when i learned that my reunion was scheduled for the fall, i was so excited to partake in some our typical fall activities up there.
it was tough to squeeze in, because of weather and reunion stuff, but on saturday, we headed off to a little pumpkin patch in clarence, ny. there’s a super big carnival like fancy pumpkin patch nearby, but we opted for a smaller, more sincere pumpkin patch. our friends, the browns, met us there. and all was right in the world.
hazel gave it a go, but in the end, decided that tiny, moving creatures is not her thing.
giant bunny. or maybe a cat?
the kids played forEVER in the hay maze. at the end was a slide and they dragged hazel through that thing and plopped her up on the slide over and over and over.
unlike the nc pumpkin patches that i have been to, western ny pumpkin patches crank out apple cider donuts, fresh from the deep fryer to your finger tips. they are the most delicious thing ever and i will miss them greatly until my next autumn trip to ny.
we ate the donuts while we waited in line for the hayride to the actual patch of pumpkins. there were millions of bees. farm. sugary donuts. it makes sense. so, naturally, isaac had several panic attacks, where he took off running into the distance, much to the amusement of fellow hayride line waiters.
hayride boy selfie.
but, derek did manage this momandkids shot that was great except that hazel is terrible at smiling.
the crazel and her pumpkin. and not making a terrible “smile”.
pumpkin wagon photo shoot.
so, that was our day at the (real) pumpkin patch in western new york.
also. this post took me a ridiculous amount of time, because my computer is wacky. and i snagged some pictures from derek’s photostream and couldn’t edit them, so you’ll have to deal with uncropped pics. 🙂