There is a farm about an hour away from us called Underwood Farms that is a pretty big deal. They have u-pick every season, like strawberries in the summer, etc. Their biggest thing of the year, though, is the Halloween Festival, and we went this year! It was a pretty big deal for us to go, because it is a long drive there and back, and we wanted to stay for most of the day since it takes so long to get there, so Violet didn't get a nap. She had a great time though, and was so happy the whole time!
I took about a million pictures, so I'll just tell you a little about them as we go to give you an idea of how fun the day was.
We went with a group of moms and kids from our stake, and our group had scheduled a hay ride together. Violet loved it. She was completely enthralled the whole time.
These are our friends, Jenica and Ryan, who we drove up to the farm with. Unfortunately, this is the best picture I could get of them on the hayride together. I got some better ones later though.
The hayride dropped us off at the pumpkin patch, where we each got to pick a pumpkin! Our admission price was $6 each, but it paid for everything, including the pumpkin.
A good one of Ryan and Violet together:
I told Violet to make a scary face when she was looking through the vampire. This is what we got. I'm definitely scared... more scared that she is going to mug me than that she is actually a vampire...
Violet loved climbing on this wagon, and got all the way to the top by herself! I heard a 5 year old boy tell his dad he needed help getting up there, and then Violet displayed her impressive upper body strength and pulled herself up!
We all brought our lunches and ate them at the picnic tables, and afterwards the little girls had an impromptu dance party.
There were lots of cool animals, including this emu.
There were also goats, cows, pigs, chickens, bunnies, turkeys, and peacocks. It was as good at being at the zoo for Violet! This morning I wanted Violet to tell Glenn about the animals she saw, and she said, "I saw a BEAUTIFUL peacock!".
A hay bale pyramid:
Ryan and Violet really enjoyed each other's company the whole time. They play so well together, and I'm glad we've become friends with them recently.
I wish I could remember everything! It was just such an amazingly fun day. There were corn mazes we never even got to, a farmers' market where Violet and I picked out some really delicious tomatoes, and a squash stand that had every kind of edible squash I've ever heard of. Also, there were pigmy goats that walked all over the beams above the play areas, which was hilarious. Like this: