Saturday, October 4, 2014

Fall Fun at Martin's Orchard

Oh, I love this orchard.
We live up the road from one of the largest pumpkin patches in the country,
like the Disney World of Pumpkin Patches.  
But, somehow, I almost prefer this simple orchard and pumpkin patch.

They have a mini corn maze.

Nice to not get lost for hours or lose anyone like you can in the big ones.
(Not that, that has happened - we only lose our children at Universal Studios)

 Corn play
Can you tell who wanted to bury herself?

He loves this jacket,
it is getting so small for him, but he is in denial about that.

Watch out

scary guy in the bushes.

It melts my heart when I see him help the littlest one.
Marin was scared to go down the slide
after the first time down was at mock speed.

She was adamant about removing her jacket.
Stubborn as the day is long that child.

 my crew

So it was nice they still had raspberry picking

Marin ate a few along the way
I heard a lot of "mmmm"
"ahhnt more"


 Off to get pumpkins...

Lydia called it the popcorn pumpkin.
We opted not to take that one though.

Love fuzzy, wuzzies

This is a silly pic - she was pretending that teeny tiny pumpkin was heavy.

Aliza looked at our bounty and was so happy to see all the raspberries!
"Wow, that is a lot of raspberries"
in her 4 year old little voice.
How did God make kids voices to sound so so so so precious, how?

Just the girls

They climbed up and down and raced each other.
The boys kept racing on opposite sides...
Evan finally figured out dad was having Cyrus get a head start sometimes!

Lydia found the teeniest tiny apple.

 She ended up finding more and collecting them.  

Marin found a slippery tunnel.
She probably would have spent the whole day in it - if I let her.

Llama hanging out.
(Llama makes me want to say pajama)

I love that fall sky ~
especially with those big black tires!

Aliza told us it was the best day ever!
She says that a lot - which is quite beautiful.
I love how little ones truly appreciate the simplest things in life.
Give her a new .99 cent coloring book
 and you would think she was given a whole candy store!


We all just kept saying how great of a day it was.
Lydia even mentioned how she does not even care if we make it to Pumpkin Disneyland Vala's this year because we got to go to Martin's and pick pumpkins!

An attitude of gratitude...very beautiful.