Friday, October 22, 2010

Cutest Pumpkins in the Patch!

Last week we drove to Half Moon Bay to Pastorino's Pumpkin Farm.  Without traffic it's usually about an hour, but there was major traffic right before we got there so it took about an hour and a half.  Half Moon Bay is usually pretty chilly, so we dressed for chilly weather....only when we got there it was 95 degrees!!  Ugh.  Add heat to the long car ride, it made for two cranky girls (Lulu in particular) and a very short pumpkin patch adventure.  The fact that we drove an hour and a half to stay for only about thirty minutes made for a cranky Tony, which made for a cranky me.  Not our best pumpkin patching day (and yes - this family uses the term "pumpkin patching" as a verb.)

So, why did we drive so far when we have perfectly good pumpkin patches in town?

Ponies:

Seriously, if we win the lotto (which would mean we'd have to buy a ticket...) we're buying a pony.  Or two.  One pumpkin patch in town has ponies, but only pony rides on the weekends, thus the long drive.

My sweet Gianna was perfectly happy watching her big sister ride ponies.  She'll get her turn next year!

We took a silly picture!
 The girls posed with daddy
 and Gianna tried to eat my face

Then we paid, Leila had a full-on meltdown, and two minutes into the long drive home both girls were fast asleep.

Here's hoping for a more successful pumpkin patching trip next time!


6 comments:

Tara said...

LMAO! i love this post. its so real. i love ur honesty.

matt would have been the same way about the long drive for a 30 min adventure. thus, it would have put me in a mood as well. ugh. i hate when that happens. im sorry! :(

but look at it this way...u got some super cute pics out of it!! :)

StampinCathy said...

OMGOSH! All the pics are just priceless!

Denissa said...

Adorable pictures!! And I can so relate to the heat at the pumpkin patch = NO FUN! :)

Julie @ Joy's Hope said...

It should be against the law to be hot at pumpkin patches. Ugh. But super cute anyway!!! Love Leila's glasses and Gianna's cute bow.

TDM Wendy said...

Just be sure to get a pony caretaker if you do win the lotto. Cuz I heard they are a lot of work. And you don't want to mess up Leila's glasses or anything.

amaya said...

I feel like I say this every time I am on your blog, so you probably think that I'm a creeper (swear I'm not) but your daughters are just so, so gorgeous! Anyways, sorry the puimpkin patch was a bit of a bust, but this post is hilarious and the pictures are just the cutest! You two are very sweet parents to drive all that way for ponies!

 

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