This was our third year to go to Dream Field Farms to pick out our pumpkin. The first year was just Ben and me. We turned around pretty much at the gate when we the price of admission and realized it would be pointless for two adults with no children to pay that much. Then for the past 2 years we have gone with our life group and all the life group kiddos. Mason was much too young last year to know what was going on (but he did love the corn pit), but this year he was a great age! We had the best time!
Here he is looking at a bee on the sunflowers.
For some reason, he does not like (at all) bounce houses or giant slides. I find this pretty funny since he is so adventurous. Can you see his face as he is going down the slide, clenching that tractor?
I wish my computer had the capacity for me to edit these. It is still full. I am a hoarder who can't let any images go to the external drive until they are blogged or accounted for in some fashion. Thank you.
The corn pit was a hit again this year. I love that thing! It is especially fun when you conveniently have tractors for digging on hand.
Once in a lifetime shot: Mason and Caden both looking in the same direction at the same time! These boys are so hard to get a picture of because they are both 90 to nothing! They are so funny together.
Here we are in the pumpkin patch. Mason took one look at the pumpkins all out in the patch and said "Ball!" He kept trying to pick them up and throw them.
Sweet little Harper, the newest addition to our lifegroup.
Harper is Hadley's little sister.
Once Mason discovered these tractors he did not want to do anything else. He cried when we made him get off to go see the animals.
Finally! A slide that is more his speed.
I realized after posting these pictures that I did a terrible job at getting any group photos! I will have to remember that for next year.
This was Mason's second time at the fair. Last year I had to work and so Ben took him with some friends. He was really too young to know he was even there. This year he was asleep before we even got there and we had to wake him up!
We ran into Aunt Faye and Mimi!! (can you tell he just woke up?)
Deer in headlights. Can you imagine waking up in the middle of a fair having never really experienced one before? He was a bit freaked out.
Our friends Adam, Lindsey, and Caden went with us. We always have a great time together and love letting Mason and Caden run around and play together. There is never a dull moment with those two.
Mason loves apples so he freaked over my caramel apple. See the intensity in his face right there? That is our friend Heather holding him. Mason loves Heather!
The only reason I come to the fair is for the food. I have never ridden a single ride. My mom brainwashed me at an early age about how unsafe the rides were after being taken apart and put together so many times. I am sure my end will come while I am at the fair eating a fried snickers when a seat falls off the ferris wheel and lands right on top of me.
All of Mason's dreams came true when he saw this "tra-tor." He got to check it out and then Daddy put him in the seat so he could drive. Notice he has bunny in the seat and the apple in one hand while trying to drive with the other.
He did not want to get off of this thing.
Mason and Caden checking out the ducks. Mason can do a very loud "quack" sound. Very loud.
The rest of the night was spent standing in this spot staring at the ball. He seriously stood here for.ev.er. watching people shoot the ball and saying "ball" "ball" "ball."
Finally the man running the booth decided to let Mason have a couple of free shots. It was great! Not sure the ball even got into the net that catches the balls, but Mason was carried away. No, we didn't get a giant stuffed animal and if they had tried to give us one I would've politely declined. What do people do with those things?