Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Pumpkin Patch

Today Violet and I accompanied Hazel on her first ever field trip, to Arata's Pumpkin Farm in Half Moon Bay. Hazel has talked of little else for days, and I'm pleased to say that the excursion met her high expectations. We went with Hazel's whole preschool class, including teachers, kids, moms, siblings and one dad (go, Shane!). Here's how it all went down:

Everyone chose their very own pumpkins. Ever the hooligan, Hazel preferred knocking the pumpkins on the bordering hay bales over to actually selecting one for herself.

A real, old fashioned hayride, complete with a rusty, old tractor spewing carbon monoxide directly into my children's faces.

Hey, there, partner. Pull up a pumpkin and paste on a smile: it's class picture time!

Hazel, Molly and Maddy go for a roll in the hay.


Blogger Carlos P said...

awwww. childhood memories.
makes me wanna stab a pumpkin...

what are you going to be for halloween? i'm going to be a dog-bite victim.

9:38 AM  
Blogger llamaschool said...

Said it before, I'll say it again. Hazel is gorgeous. A total stand-out, really.
We pulled out Sabra's Halloween tights this a.m., our own trip to the pumpkin patch can't be far behind.

5:45 PM  
Blogger llamaschool said...


You can email me if you'd like at kimchilla@rcn.com, I'd love to meet up after Portland. If I'm not mistaken, you guys are in the South Bay, right?
My nutty MIL is in Palo Alto, I'm usually down there at least once a week.
Have a big time in bar, beer, bare-breast and Burgerville-ville. I'm a former resident myself.

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