I’m well aware that is not how the song goes, however, I love fall and I wish there were more festive jingles involving MY favorite time of the year.
On Sat. we went to Mile High Farms for our annual pumpkin patch trip. It was so much fun recreating photos I took of Vivien last year, an entire year later. The biggest addition is that I was 8.5 months pregnant last time, and now William is here and 10 months old! Late fall babies trip me out- like this year will be William’s first Halloween. But I digress.
We really had a fun day at Mile High Farms, and were able to let Vivien dictate what she wanted to do. Which meant riding the “choo-choo” about 8 times.
This isn’t the best picture but I absolutely adored watching her ride it, and every time she’d pass us, I’d see a tiny little hand pop up and a small (big) voice yelling, “Hi Mommy!” I nearly collapsed from the cute overload.
We all love Mile High Farms because once you’re in, everything is free pretty much. They don’t try to upsell you to buy train rides, or bounce house turns, or petting zoo admission. Sure, there’s food available there for a cost- and the pumpkins you pay for (at a very reasonable rate) but all in all, it’s a fun and cheap family outing.
We were able to walk in to the corn maze, but Vivien wasn’t feeling it, so we didn’t get to do it. Last year we did, so maybe she will enjoy it again next year. Or maybe that will be our first stop next year, instead of one of the last. Regardless, they have two different mazes available- a large one, and a small one, so it’s perfect for kids of any ages. (Like I mentioned before, Vivien walked the entire mini-maze last year by herself at 23 months old.)
This post has been fairly Vivien-heavy, but William was there too, and really loved all the extra daddy snuggles he got in the ergo. He even took a pretty good nap in it.
We then boarded the hayride (which consequently, we found out the hard way that Vivien is allergic to hay) and headed to the massive pumpkin patch.
Once there, we searched long and hard for the “perfect pumpkin” and Vivien chose her favorites.
One of my favorite things about Mile High Farms is that it’s a legit pumpkin patch- like you have to choose it and cut it off the vine. I hope you enjoyed the photo dump of fall cuteness as much as we enjoyed the memory and (now) tradition of going to Mile High Farms. If you’re in Colorado, I highly recommend taking the trek to Bennett for this hidden gem. It’s well worth it!
Happy Fall, friends.
Disclaimer: My family and I received paid admission and free pumpkins in exchange for my post. However, we have paid to go ourselves in the past, and will continue to go every year because we love it that much!