Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

Last Friday we joined the Wakeman family at Jaemor Farms.  It was interesting, for many reasons.  For one thing, I'd been to work that day for a couple of hours and not had a great time.  #2 thing, because James was out of routine and with Landon during that time, he didn't take an afternoon nap - at all.  So...YES...that seems like a great time to make some fun Frymire family memories.  R...i...g...h...t.   I'm even thinking, well,  at least James will sleep on the way to the pumpkin path.  R...i...g...h...t.  Um, no.  It was just sort of chaotic - combined with the Jaemor Farms experience, itself, being not so sparkling.  The bright spot was spending time with the Wakeman's - who seemed to be having a much better day than we were :)  James is getting to the stage where he wants to do everything himself.  He pulls his hand away if you try to hold it.  He throws himself on the ground if you try to pull him a certain way.  He's sweeter now than he's ever been before...but he's also getting a definite little personality with his own IDEAS and WILL.  This is interesting to watch.  So...anytime we wanted to go left...James wanted to go right.  Anytime we wanted to go to the pumpkins, he wanted to go to the slide.  You get the picture.  Here's Landon watching him go down by himself from this little step.  He is usually very careful, so that's a blessing, at least.

This was literally the only thing he thought was fun - looking through these signs.  Must've been because it was like "Boo".  :)

Again, evidence our baby is growing up...
"No, Mom, if you want me to stand up, I will only drop to the ground with all my might."
YAY, though, fun moments on the slide...
Semi fun moments on whatever this was...

I think our experience at Jaemor Farms was very odd.  Last year we went there and had a better experience.  This was like at the top of the slide the man who took your ticket had dip all in his mouth/teeth.  At some of the attractions no one was there to take your ticket.  I think what topped off the experience though was the Pumpkin Patch.  The entire reason for going.  We enter the Pumpkin Patch to take pictures...right?  First, there are barely any pumpkins in there.  Only a few small ones.  Okay.  Weird.  Then, I have just taken Jason, Jeanette, and Finn's picture.  All of a sudden, someone is yelling to us, "Excuse me."  We turn to listen and see who is yelling.  The person yells, "I'm sorry, but you're going to have to leave the pumpkin patch.  It's closed." 
UH, WHAT?  The Pumpkin Patch is closed?  I'm confused.  Isn't that the reason people are coming to the Farm right now?  To get a pumpkin?  Clearly this is not making any sense to me.  We finished up our night by eating at Sonny's so that, at least, help to redeem it :)  Poor Wakeman's - they probably wished they could blink themselves out of our bad mood!  We'll have to try to be extra fun next time we do something together.  We didn't even buy a pumpkin in the store.  So...I think I'm going to need to go to the Methodist church pumpkin patch and get a pumpkin or two today :)  I'm wanting James to paint his this year!

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