Monday, October 21, 2013

Pumpkin Patch #2

Yesterday, we met up with David's brother and his family at another pumpkin patch.
We had so much fun! There was a petting zoo, lots of animals to see, pony rides, camel rides, and a hay ride. Connor and Chloe loved it and they seemed like such big kids posing for pictures and running around feeding all of the animals.
I don't know how I got so lucky. And I don't just mean with having the cutest kids ever, but because they will actually pose for pictures and sometimes without me even asking! Chloe just automatically knows that I want to take their picture, so she will find a place to sit down to pose and Connor kind of just follows her lead and sits down next to her (sometimes we have to direct him to sit next to her), but then he will slowly put his arm around her and I will get to take a few pictures and then Chloe jumps up and says "OK!". She's done when she's done!
They usually get distracted and forget to look at the camera so we have to ask questions like "Where's momma?" so they will look at me or make silly noises or funny faces and there is a lot of peek-a-boo.
They don't always cooperate. Here, I was telling Chloe to go take a picture with Daddy and Connor and she stood far away saying "No! No!"
I needed to remind myself to never underestimate the twins. I was afraid they would be scared to feed the animals and have nothing to do with them. But of course, I was wrong. They loved it! They didn't understand how to put food in their hand and hold it up for the animals to eat out of so they just fed them one pellet at a time.
I think watching their cousins feed the animals helped too.
And yes, it's super gross that Connor has his fingers in his mouth after feeding the animals.  He did it all day and we couldn't do anything about it! We kept washing his hands and pulling his fingers out of his mouth.  I'm not sure what was going on because he can't be teething anymore!
I also thought they would start screaming the second we put them on a pony, let alone having a stranger just grab them and put them on a pony. But again, I was wrong. They loved every second of it!
After the ponies, we rode a camel! This wasn't as exciting. I'm not really sure they knew they were on a camel. They were more interested in the tractors we passed while on the ride. And with every step the camel took, Connor and Chloe would bump heads so I had to hold my hand up like a shield in between them and try to hold on and try to hold on to them all at the same time. Not the best $15 I've ever spent.
It was such a good day! And a good weekend! I'm not sure if it was because we were busy the whole weekend or what, but there were no temper tantrums and not really any fighting between these two. They also stayed up later and watched movies with us and even slept in until almost 8:00 both mornings!

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