Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lakeview Farms

I have REALLY been wanting to take Jemma and Carter to a pumpkin patch and there are so many around here in Oregon, but I had to find THE BEST...I think I may have lucked out! Last year, Jemma went to a couple of fun pumpkin patches with both my parents and Brandon's parents while we were out visiting, and at both, she got to go on a pony ride, so, that was a priority on my list of MUSTS! Come to find out, there are not many around here that offer that, but we found one...Lakeview farms...that had pony rides on the weekends. SO, Lakeview farms it was. We were probably only there an hour or two, but the kids had so much fun!

Jemma and Brandon...Brandon is quite talented...Jemma couldn't reach on her own, so he's holding her up and looking out for the pic! Impressive!
Brandon and the kids, checking out how tall they are.
To get over to the pumpkin patch, you ride on a little ferry boat...they had a shark and a dragon that popped out of the water (I only got a pic of the dragon) that Jemma has talked endlessly about ever since.Carter on his pony, Fancy. He LoVeD it! I wasn't sure if he would stay on, but he did great! (Brandon walked along side him though, just in case.)

Jemma, however, needed no supervision! She is quite a natural on horseback. Her pony was named Bemany. (Kinda sounded like Emily...) Jemma gave her lots of pats on the neck and encouragement..."good girl Bemany", "What a cute little horse you are Bemany!" Etc. Jemma was convinced that these were baby horses...she hasn't quite grasped the concept that ponies are just small...even when they are all grown up! :)

Another shot of Brandon and Carter

Jemma again, having a BLAST!!!

Checkin' out the pumpkins...needless to say, we did NOT purchase our pumpkins there...not when we can get them for 8 cents a lb. at the grocery store! But they were sure fun to look at!

Brandon and the kids. I don't know that you can see it that well in the background, but this little spot had such beautiful landscape! Across the lake were all these trees changing color and the weather just happened to be PeRfEcT! Blue skies and sunny! (Those days are few and far between this time of year.)

To get back over to the parking lot, you took a little train back. Jemma and Carter loved this too. It took you through a little tunnel with all these scarecrows set up doing things like laundry, eating dinner, etc. (The scarecrow heads were, of course, pumpkins.) Very Cute!
Me and the kids on the train.
Brandon and the kids in front of the train after our ride.
We had such a good time and the kids and I were so glad to have Brandon along! It now officially feels like fall, and this little Saturday get-away has got me all psyched up to carve pumpkins!


Eric & Jewels said...

How fun!! I love Jemma's and Carter's rain boots way cute. That's pretty cool that they had that dragon popping out of the water, guess you can't blame Jemma for talking about it so much :)

Sharee and Arthur said...

That looks like such fun! I love Jemma's expression when she's riding that pony-priceless! I love fall colors and sweaters, and pumpkins and the anticipation of Christmas that this time of year brings! hurray for fall!