We’ve been frequenting the same family empire farm since Hayden was a baby, and the only thing that’s changed are the prices (higher!) and the range of activities (dozens more!). Our area is rife with similar attractions, but this place has become our tradition. Even though we get fleeced every year, the folks that run the farm are super friendly, and everything there is top-notch. I like to be treated well when I’m getting robbed, you know. Seriously – Goebbert’s Family Farm always guarantees a wholesome day of family fun with just the right seasonal overtones. Plus, where else can you go to find Fallow Deer, Giraffes, Capuchin Monkeys, and a pumpkin eating dinosaur frolicking in the same place?? Top that!
My mom and dad, or “Ama” and “Papa” as the kids call them, came over to join us which was a bonus. Kellan particularly adores both of his grandpas, and both of them are good sports with all the kids. Patience of saints, I tell you…
Down vest? Check. Baseball cap? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Okay, we’re ready!
Oh, the plumpness. Give me a moment while my reproductive system weeps.
Seriously? How can this be the same kid as last year?
P.S. Check out the mini Olivia Newton John in the background.
My mom was there to ensure that someone chronically worried about Larissa injuring herself on this towering structure.
Uh. This looks awkward.
She plowed through 2 entire ears of roasted corn in record time. The next few days of diapers were awesome!
You gotta eat fast with two donut-loving sisters around.
Here he was complimenting my vest and asking for a kiss.
The crowd demanded the sacrifice of my dignity.
Man, this thing can shoot a pumpkin. It’s incredible!
Really, it’s pretty amazing. Don’t let my children’s faces fool you.
Just my size!
This is what happens when I tell my husband, “Honey, take some pictures of the kids.”
Yup, you just can’t trust that guy with a camera.
And of course, since this is MY family we’re talking about, we can’t leave out the requisite photo where someone is crying….
Much like Cinderella, Larissa’s coach turned back into a pumpkin at the nap time hour.