Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Pumpkin Blossom Hill 2015

Our fall weekends have been full of festivals and all kinds of fun, but we kept ourselves so busy that it wasn't until this Sunday that we were able to make a trip to our local pumpkin patch as a family. Oh, how I've missed this place!

We were actually supposed to take our annual trip to Eckert's Fun Farm on Sunday, but after a fitful night with a feverish Reagan we decided we needed to stay closer to home. I'm not sure what caused our only son's sudden sickness...allergies, possibly some teeth...but we decided to let him rest on Sunday morning while I skipped off to church to serve in the nursery with Charlotte. By the time I got home the kids were running around and ready for lunch, and Reagan seemed well enough to enjoy some family fun. I'm so glad, because we had a great afternoon!

There was one undeniable difference about our trip to Pumpkin Blossom Hill this year...the people!! There were so many people out enjoying the beautiful day. Eric and I could not get over how many cars were parked in the fields. No, this is not a huge commercial farm, but we used to pull up on a Sunday afternoon with maybe five or six other cars on the lawn. I do believe that with word of mouth and social media the secret has gotten out! We couldn't help but say "Good for them!" over and over as we watched so many families enjoying this place. 

They insisted on this picture. :)

Our kids love running around from place to place...from the submarine to Thomas the Train...the ball pit and the slides...with all the people around we kept losing our children. :D 

Evelyn and Grace each took a turn riding the mechanical bull. I find this slightly hilarious!

And we always love the corn maze. I think they made it a little longer and more challenging this year. It was actually more fun to get stuck a few times and have to turn around when we ran into a dead end! 

Of course one of the perks of coming on a Sunday afternoon is KETTLE CORN. Mmm...it was delish. 

We've been blogging about this place for years now, and I can't tell you how happy it makes my heart to see this quaint pumpkin patch on the edge of our tiny town thriving. I have seen it make some "top ten" lists for Illinois patches this year, which is pretty amazing! The family who owns it couldn't be nicer, the prices are extremely reasonable, and you can come out for many days of fun without having to pay any sort of cover charge for memories. I'm glad places like this exist!

Watching our kiddos play! The weather was perfect. 

The only thing that makes me sad is that we are so close to the end of this wonderful season. Pumpkin patch season, that is! It'll be such a bummer when we realize it will be a whole year before we get to come back again. I think another trip will be in order in the next week so we can get our fill until next year!

Is there anything more beautiful than pictures dotted with orange pumpkins in the background? I submit that there is not. :) My favorite!

(That's a lot more than five or six cars. Seriously...so happy for this little place!)

Thanks once again Pumpkin Blossom Hill for all of the memories!! We big time love you. :) Until next time!

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