Thursday, October 4, 2012

Heartland Farms

The four of us traveled back to Iowa this past weekend and stayed through yesterday.  Kevin had some vacation time, so we thought it would be a great chance to head home for a longer period of time. 
While we were home we were able to watch Aunt Jenny's volleyball game at UNI, attend my cousin's son's first birthday party, hang out with family, have a mommy and daddy dinner with some friends, and go to Heartland Farms pumpkin patch.
Tuesday we went to Heartland Farms Pumpkin Patch with Grandma Carol, Grandma Joyce, and Aunt Jenny.  The twins LOVED it at the pumpkin patch.  Heartland Farms has a lot of fun activities for kids: bouncy house, a "bouncy blob", petting zoo, slides, hayrides, and of course pumpkin picking!  Both Kate and Matt couldn't get enough of the bouncy blob!  Kate already loves to bounce - always asking us to "boun-th" in our arms and Matt loves anything where he can be physical and run around.  Kate also really liked the hayride (I think because it was a bouncy ride).  She sat on Daddy's lap and sang 'The ABC's' during the ride.  Matt liked the animals and going down the slides.
Definitely great family memories!  Glad we could have the twins go to the pumpkin patch with family while we were back.  I know the grandmas and Aunt Jen had just as much fun as the twins!  Can't wait to go back again! 

Daddy and Kate on the hayride

On the "bouncy blob" jumping around

Mr. Matthew the Ghost

Count Matt-ucla

This is one of my favorite pictures from the day.  Kate's mouth is wide open, tongue out.  Makes me laugh!

Our 'lil pumpkin head' :)

He was talking to the bunnies

Grandma Joyce and Katers

"I want this pumpkin, Daddy!"

And this is my other favorite picture from the day.  ADORABLE!

Mommy and Katers

Conductor Aunt Jenny driving us around in the pumpkin train.

Auntie Jen and Kate

I got to shoot the 'Punkinator'!  Pretty cool!

Grandma with both grand kids :)

And of course, Mommy and Daddy enjoyed making memories with our kiddos!

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