But this year, I knew that I wanted to go. So Friday I bolted from work at 5pm and rushed home so that I could pick up Ryan and we could head down to Jaker's Pumpkin Patch in Springville before it closed at 7pm. I came equipped with a camera so that I could take lovely sunset photos of the pumpkins and our exploration as we found the best pumpkin around.
As usual, I cut back on the original number of pictures. I couldn't stop taking pictures of this place and the pictures don't do it justice: this place was spacious! The front end was already pretty sparse but we ventured pretty far back where the pumpkins were still on the vine and had a great time wandering around and looking at all the wide varieties.
|This particular pumpkin stem was HUGE!|
|There were also tiny gourds, squash and tiny pumpkins there as well.|
|Tiny pumpkins! So cute :)|
|And white pumpkins too! I think they're really cool.|
|Smashing Pumpkins. (Not smashed by us)|
|I kept this tiny pumpkin/squash/thing because it was just too perfect and too cute. It's sitting on my desk as I type this.|
|This was the pumpkin we chose. Too bad I was too focused on taking a good pic of my hubby otherwise I would've included the WHOLE pumpkin in the shot, ha! He has distractingly good looks.|
|The pumpkin patch had attractions for the kiddos. It was a very cute and fun destination!|
|Bright sunset over the patch (and lots of people)|
|I loved the color of these pumpkins!|
|It looks like a plush cushion.|
|Delectable winter squash for sale.|
|This place had a petting zoo. Fluffy geese!|
|A super scrawny turkey that might not be delicious enough by Thanksgiving time.|
|A BABY KANGAROO! So cute!|
|This pig was monstrous. It took 15 minutes for the poor girl to get on her feet.|
|Normal-sized children for scale. HUGE pig, I tells ya.|
Next week is Halloween. For the first time in a while, I'm actually pretty excited since we have costumes planned and a couple of activities leading up to the day. Happy Halloween!