We took Garrett to a pumpkin patch at a park in Irvine that was all decked out for Halloween. (I'm much more into starting young when it comes to memories and traditions than Paul is, but we had a good talk on the way and I think we better understand each other now.) Even though I was looking forward to going, I had a feeling it was going to be a county fair experience. We go to a fair every year, and every year we say, "why do we go to fairs?" But the pumpkin patch was a lot more fun than the fair. It was only 5 bucks to park and free to get in, already a good start. There were pumpkins everywhere and Garrett loved every minute of it. He was totally enthralled with everything the whole 2 and a half hours we spent there.
He loved playing in the piles of pumpkins.He loved the hay bails.We went through a haunted house. Not scary at all and everything that was white inside glowed and Garrett thought that was pretty cool.We took him one a hay ride and he stood and looked between the slats of wood the whole time.He "won" a blow up lion.We went through a hay maze. Garrett was a little annoyed that Paul took the lion away for a picture.We had lunch after all the fun. Garrett had a grilled cheese sandwich and he never looked at me once when I was handing him food. He was watching kids in the pumpkins and that was way more interesting than food.It was a fun day, with perfect high 60's weather. (That probably has a lot to do with why we hate fairs. It's always too hot!) And the weather here was awesomeHow cute is this picture? We call these the 'Cool Dude' shoes.