Last night we went to the pumpkin patch in Flower Mound. It is a big pumpkin patch with lots of activities for the kids. We were there meeting up with our fellow club-mates and friends from the Lake Cities Moms of Multiples club. There were lots of twins, triplets, and even quadruplets there last night! Our group had a fun time. I was exhausted by the end of the night, as I spend a great deal of the time just chasing my kids. The twins seem to instinctually run in different directions whenever we go someplace as a family. Justin chased Alex for the night and I chased Charlie. Brielle stayed with me. Thank goodness I don’t have to chase her too! The twins think it’s a game. I tell them to stop and they run faster. I try to catch them and the run faster and laugh. My goodness, toddlers can be funny, weird, cute, and annoying all at the same time!
This pumpkin patch is cool because they have a bunch of huge bounce houses for the kids to play in, hay rides for everyone, tractor-train rides, cartoon character cutouts, several playground areas, and an enormous field of large pumpkins where you can choose pumpkins or just go out to play and take photos. Everything at the venue is free!! With the exception of the pumpkins, food, and parking. I don’t know of another venue that does so much for free!!
The hay ride was neat. Our group went together at 6:00 PM on a hay ride. The driver stopped at a half way point and there was a patch of small to medium pumpkins. Each child got to pick out their own pumpkin! It was cute and fun! Our Moms of Multiples club paid for these pumpkins that the kids chose for themselves.
My kids had more fun playing on the handmade wooden plane, train, and truck than anything else. They could have stayed on those all night. Of course they fight over the steering wheel and who is driving (even though they are stationary and go nowhere).
We had a nice evening. Actually, we had record highs for Texas last night! There was cool breeze so temperatures in the 80’s was just fine by me. Last year it was cold and muddy. This year it was hot and dry. Either way makes things more interesting and memorable! All three kids needed baths by the time we left. They were covered in dust and dirt. I was too. It certainly makes the experience more authentic!
The twins kept trying to pick up the large pumpkins in the field and they were simply to heavy for them to lift. It was amusing watching them try though!
I love fall! My kids love the activities associated with fall- back to school, pumpkin patches, Halloween parties, trick-or-treating, and pumpkin flavored treats! I am looking forward to more fall events and the temperatures dropping below 90 degrees. We are blessed with four season to enjoy here!