It’s starting to feel like fall around here and this year we decided to not procrastinate and actually go to the local farm for a family day. Taylor Farms is very close to our house and is was way cooler then expected! If you live in VB and don’t want the commercial, carnival, pumpkin picking experience… check out Taylor Farms. For $21 we got a hayride through the farm, unlimited jumping in the bounce houses, face painting, friendly petting zoo, and three pumpkins [with the option to paint]. Pretty awesome!
I did not care for the part of the hayride when we stopped to feed the horses and bulls. I’m not a horse person [I actually thought I killed my coach’s horse in college] and although the horses seemed friendly enough, I’m pretty sure one growled. Keller however did not inherent his mama’s fear of large hoofed animals and was climbing out of the cart trying to touch the horses.
This families process to find the perfect pumpkin is painfully difficult and borderline embarrassing. I like the “ugly ones” that are misshaped, green/grey, or bumpy. Alex likes the “perfect” ones that are symmetrical and good for carving. Keller just wants to do “tricks” with them [which includes balancing them, sitting on them, and doing Power Ranger moves on them].
And after not agreeing on any pumpkin, we left empty handed. Pretty much what will happen is, I will buy ugly ones, Alex will buy some for carving, and Keller will somehow squash one at some point before Halloween.
Keller was very gentle with the animals at the petting zoo, he did a good job not chasing them, touching their eyes, grabbing their horns, stealing their eggs, etc. All that sweetness made him want to be lovey with Baby Bowen.
We decided to paint our pumpkins, which turned into me taking it way to seriously and trying to make a masterpiece with gooey washable Crayola paint. You can imagine how that turned out… notice there’s no finished painted pumpkin pictures.
Before we left, Keller had to get his face painted. The other kids asked for small pumpkins and ghost on their cheeks, when Keller sat down, he asked for a full lion face. Thankfully the girl working was so sweet and gave him the best lion face she could. I think this was the longest he has ever sat still in his entire life!
We had such a great time at Taylor Farms and I can’t wait to do it again next year, with TWO BOYS!