Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pumpkins, Hayrides, and the Best Family Ever!

Fall is my very favorite season.  I love the crispness in the air, the color and crunch of the leaves on the ground, the smell of cider, spices, and all things pumpkin!  And because I do love this season so much, I want to share that love with my daughter.  I want her to crave this season the way that I do and to savor every chilly, soggy moment of it!

This being Ayla's first full fall season and her first ever October, I wanted her pumpkin-hunting experience to be the best.  I would not accept less than the authentic farm experience.  I thought that this would be a little hard in Utah, but I was extremely wrong!  I just typed "Pumpkin patch Utah Valley" into the google machine and I found this wonderful place!

We waited until it was a little closer to Halloween to go pick out our pumpkins.  I really didn't like the idea of visiting a patch in 70 degree weather.  Oh, it was worth the wait.  We were FREEZING and I loved it!  It was the first afternoon that truly felt like full-on fall to me.  I mean we were shivering before 6pm!

This experience was perfect.  It was more than I could have ever hoped for Ayla's first pumpkin picking trick.  Ayla and I are so blessed to have Joseph.  He's such a hands-on daddy.  Ayla adores him and I adore watching their daddy-daughter relationship blossom.  Ayla is a daddy's girl, no question.

So to spare you every wordy detail... Here is our South Ridge Farms Pumpkin Patch Experience in photos!

After our hayride back to the barn we packed up our tired little ice cube of a baby and headed back home.  I could not have asked for a more perfect evening at the farm!


  1. Ah! I am so jealous!!! We went to Cornbelly's and it was not a good time, we didn't even get passed the entry before we had enough and wanted some where else!

  2. Oh it's looks like you guys had a great time. Such a happy family. I love fall, it's one of my favorite seasons.