I’m happy to report that we made it to the pumpkin patch this weekend which means that so far(knock of wood) everyone has remained healthy. Of course, Friday afternoon my kids teachers sent a note home reminding everyone about good hygiene habits because apparently the bug that Lane had is also going around school. Always something to look forward to….or not!
The pumpkin patch that we visited is in Flower Mound, Texas and back when Camryn and Liam were toddlers we made it a tradition to visit each Fall.
We have since moved about an hour and a half away so we hadn’t been in probably six or so years. It brought back such fun memories for not only Lance and I but our kids as well. Check out these throwback pics.
Our very first year visiting. I was about four months pregnant with Liam in this picture.
Little brother was along for the ride this year! Camryn was just over 3 and Liam was 6 months old. How cute were they?! Lance and I looked so young.
Our final year of visiting the pumpkin patch before we moved.
We arrived at the pumpkin patch around 10am and were happy to see that it was still fairly quiet. Later in the day, this place can get packed. Since it was still pretty slow, I was able to get one of the workers to snap a quick family picture of us and what do you know, everyone was looking at the camera!
Let is be said, however, that this is the only picture where everyone is looking directly at the camera or not squinting because of the sun. Ha!
One of the first things we did upon arriving was buy a couple of bags of freshly made kettle corn. Oh my goodness y’all, this stuff is amazing. A little sweet, a little salty and a little bit warm. So delicious!
We soon made our way to the cutouts because obviously reminiscing over them is a must. Camryn was determined to get a picture with the Barney cutouts. She was SO obsessed with Barney as a little girl and I’m pretty sure she may still feel a bit of affection for him to this day.
Lane wasn’t as impressed but he did like the big ol’ pumpkins and the hay ride!
I have a funny story for you. There was a little boy probably a year older than Lane on the hayride who was in the middle of a tantrum. Lane pretty much calls anyone under the age of three or four a baby(yes, even when they are older than him) but especially when they are crying. I guess he just associates crying with babies. Anyway, he pointed to the little boy and kept saying over and over again, “Baby. Baby. Baby”. I don’t think the little boy or his parents were very amused. 😉
I wish I had pictures of Camryn and Liam with their height measurements from way back when. That would have been so much fun to see just how they had grown over the years.
After a couple of hours of enjoying the fun activities we had worked up an appetite and were ready for lunch at Babes’ in Roanoke, Texas.
There are several different Babes restaurants throughout the DFW metroplex but this is the original one. It is home of the chicken fried steak which is one of my favorite foods ever!!!
You aren’t going to find one healthy menu item at Babe’s so if that’s what you are looking for, it’s definitely not the place to go. However, if you want some of the best comfort food that will ever touch your lips, it’s a must.
Chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes topped with cream gravy, corn and the best biscuits slathered with butter and honey. It is definitely worth the diet I will be on for the next week!!
It looks like this day is another one for the record books! Fall is my favorite season and there is nothing I love more than celebrating it and creating memories with the ones that I love. I mean, Lance didn’t complain once about missing his football games and the kids were nice to each other 90% of the time. I’m calling it a darn good day!