A few weeks ago, I posted an entry about how I was already beginning to miss some of the fun summer activities with my two year old daughter yet eagerly anticipating what autumn would bring. So far, October has been a month full of fun for us both. While Quinn has been exposed to some new experiences along with some traditions initiated last year, I’ve been able to keep my inner-child alive and get pleasure from seeing the delightful smile on my daughter’s face. Last weekend, we went to a pumpkin patch, Sleepy Hollow Pumpkin Patch in Newtown, PA. The year prior, we went to Shadybrook Farm, which is just a few miles away. After attending both locations, I do prefer Shadybrook Farm for toddlers because it has a few more age appropriate activities and did have a more tamed pumpkin patch without the overwhelming amount of wild weeds with prickly vines and plants. Unfortunately, at Sleepy Hollow Pumpkin Patch, Quinn was unable to walk around freely in the pumpkin patch to pick out her own pumpkin for fear of her getting poked by some of the plants with dangerous spikes. I was glad I had on jeans as I got poked by a few.
As I shook my head wishing that we stuck with the same pumpkin patch from last year, thinking that this was going to have a negative impact on her experience, Quinn did not seem to mind being carried by her dad and pointing out pumpkins she liked. Actually, she enjoyed the hayride to the pumpkin patch, seeing the farm animals and scarecrows, running around and directing us through the corn maze, playing with the water pump, jumping in the moon bounce and riding on the pony. Also, the people there were very friendly and ensured that we had a nice time and enjoyed the activities. She repeatedly kept saying, “I’m having fun Mommy!” She taught me that everything does not have to always “fall” into place to have a great time. Here’s to autumn fun with my little one!
All the best,