October happens to be my favorite month of the whole year. It’s a change in season from the hot long summers we have in the Valley. It’s also when all the pumpkins are ready for picking. Usually we take a trip up North, visit my family for the weekend and make a trip to Placerville where Apple Hill is. Its a little family tradition we try to maintain. This year we couldn’t make the trip so I took the kids to our second favorite spot, Vossler Farms in Visalia, California. Vossler Farms has a petting zoo, face painting, free station to stuff a scare crow, a corn pit for kids to play in, mini hay, hay ride, mini corn maze and a huge corn maze with a different design every year. It’s one of those things that makes me happy to live in the country. We went the first full week of it being open, Friday noon we had the whole place to ourselves. It was a nice way to spend the day together.
Emery’s first time to the patch was at Vosslers 3 years ago, when she was 4 months. This was Carlos’ first time at a pumpkin patch at only 8 months. His Nina Valerie came with us, it made it an extra special trip. We put his face in Halloween cut outs, took his pictures while he wore a pumpkin outfit his sister wore for her first trip. He didn’t like sitting on the ground but let us take a few good snap shots. The day turned out to be pretty hot so we rested under the corn pit while Emery made some “corn angels”. We re-cooped and I got some great photos of him and his Nina Valerie.
We ended our afternoon with some great burgers at Valerie and I’s favorite spot, In N Out. We have a long history with the burger joint. It was great to spend the day relaxing with such a great friend. It just like the “olden” days but with two little kids to make the day more