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Pumpkin Patch Perfection

2011 October 12

I grew up going to pumpkin patches every year. They are a huge part of why I love fall.

So we thought it would be a perfect outing while Grandma and Grandpa Schon (my parents) were visiting this past weekend. We asked around and heard Cox Farm was the place to go. And OH. MAN. was it great!

I wasn’t sure Ethan would get anything out of this experience to the pumpkin patch, since he’s still so little, but I think it’s safe to say he loved it. From the abundance of sweet straw to the plethora of fuzzy farm animals, he did everything. We had incredible weather and spent hours exploring all this little autumn mecca had to offer.

I think I was more excited then anyone about all the animals—pigs, chicken, ducks, cows, llamas, goats, turkeys, and long horns were all out on display and most very pet-able. Ethan didn’t hesitate to get his hands out to pet everything, he’s a brave little peanut. He loved the baby chicks so much, I almost want to get him one for home (don’t worry, I won’t). He laughed when they pecked his hands as he stuck his fingers through the wire.

 

No, we didn’t coordinate our outfits. But it worked out! As you can see, Ethan had had enough of the pumpkin patch by the time we were wrapping up. He was a happy camper for the 2+ hours we spent there, so he was ready for a nap by the end.

I can’t say enough about Cox Farms for the Northern Virginia area…it has everything a pumpkin patch should. We were lucky to be able to go on a week day to avoid the crowds, but it’s a big place so I’m sure it’s fun on the busy weekends too.

I can’t wait to return next year when Ethan is older! He’ll enjoy it even more.

It was a perfect day.

5 Responses
  1. Erin permalink
    October 12, 2011

    Dude. Cox Farm is like 15 minutes from my house. Not that it matters now, but next time.

    • admin permalink*
      October 12, 2011

      Ahhh! Next time we are joining forces. :)

  2. Linda Johnson permalink
    October 14, 2011

    Great pictures Becky. It looks like Ethan and the adults had a great time at the pumpkin patch.

    I thought the picture of you holding Ethan with the straw in his mouth was darling…..Then I realized it was Sandy holding Ethan(nail polish gave it away). You and your mom look so much alike.

    Keep them photo’s coming.
    hugs

  3. Sandy Schon permalink
    October 14, 2011

    The Pumpkin Patch was fabulous and it was a perfect day. Hope we can join you next year as well. I love the straw in his mouth and the hat on his head!!

    We had a great time. Thanks for all your hospitality and for sharing the “little guy” with us.

  4. Lauren Gramlich permalink
    October 15, 2011

    These pics look fabulous! Reminds me of my own pumpkin patch trips back in Mo. Ethan looks so adorable in that hat, what a handsome guy.

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