Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween '08

We made our annual trek to the pumpkin patch a few weeks ago. Except we boycotted the place we’ve gone to for the past five years. After laying out an average of $100.00 (not including food or pumpkins) at this overcrowded, pay with a pint of A Positive, overly priced pumpkin patch we decided to go here. The kids had a blast and instead getting nickeled and dimed to death, everything was included.

This is the part of the post where I share pictures of my grandkids. Leave now or forever hold your peace.

Here they are doing the fake smile so they can move on and have fun picture.

There was a wicked 100’ X 200’ air pillow you could jump on. I so wanted to partake of this bit-o-fun, but my bladder thought better of it.

The petting zoo, thank God, wasn’t like the other place where you could feed them. The animals at the other place were so overfed I’m surprised PETA hadn’t stepped in. Seriously, their animals had stomachs stretched like a balloon ready to pop (squeeeek, squeeeeek, BLAM!). Now some people might think that would totally be in keeping with the Halloween spirit. Just visualize the innocent children with handfuls of sliced carrots and pellets dispensed from gumball-like boxes being splattered with blood and intestines as one of the cute little goats explode.

I’m sorry, I digress. Oh Wait! I’m even sorrier that I used that word. Somehow it always rubs me the wrong way when bloggers use the word ‘digress’. I don’t know why, it’s just like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.

Anyhoo, here are some little piglets being fed au natural.

And a cute sheep…with my cute granddaughter.

Wait. What the hell is this thing?

Of course there were pumpkins.

Wait. She can’t decide which one she wants. Decisions. Decisions.

Beside the corn maze, hay and train rides, duck races and tricycle races. There was this. This!

I Love It. Grandchildren of the Corn.


Skeeter said...

Very good times had by all. Thos ewere some very contented animals at the petting zoo. A very happy pair of young people!

Best wishes,


Megan said...

Those are some SUPER cute pictures~ Especially the ones in the corn..

Badass Geek said...

Cute kids.

I'm glad you made the "Children Of The Corn" reference... It's a perfect one to use.

Lisa said...

Oh that looks like a great fun filled day!!! Makes me jealous. I might have to drive over and see my grandkids tonight!!! Tell them to be careful and safe from me ok?

Heather said...


Anonymous said...

oh my goodness. These photos are fabulous. They certainly are adorable!

Children Of The Corn.


Happy Halloween!!

Unknown said...

Cool. Grandchildren of the corn. That's funny.

Momisodes said...

Wow! This place looks amazing! Your grandkids are adorable. That last shot is very cool :)

Anonymous said...

I love the pumpkin house. I've never seen one like that before. Your grandchildren really are adorable. What a lot of fun they had!

Lola said...

Cute kids, for sure! That place looked amazing, and you say it wasn't that expensive - NICE.

I always hate when they let hundreds of people a day feed the animals. It just never seemed right to me either.

Skeeter said...

Llamas are just about the strangest animals. They've got weird hair and strange habits. Just for grins, they were given the disposition of a teenaged human.

Best wishes,


bernthis said...

I went to a Halloween festival thingy and they charged 3 dollars a ride and that included ONE TIME down a slide ONE TIME. WTF?!!!

Anonymous said...

That's cute. There's a place like that around where I live, but it's not quite as elaborate. The kids love that stuff.

Unknown said...

Cute pics. Ok, that corn pile kind of freaks me out, though. (Remember the end of Witness?)
Anyway, I think my favorite is the one where your grandaughter is sitting on the pumpkin contemplating them (and maybe what's for lunch?)

Jenny Grace said...

That corn...thing? Flippin' awesome!

Mrs Anne said...

OMG the Llama is my FAVORITE!! what an AWESOME shot! and the house that the pumpkins built! love it! :) i want to come to YOUR pumpkin patch next year! :)