Saturday we took a trip out to the Elgin Christmas Tree Farm's annual Pumpkin Festival. This place is really only about half an hour outside of Austin, and well worth the drive, especially when you consider that Meyer's Elgin Sausage and Southside Market (two BBQ joints that had a very public food network face-off for best BBQ!) are just about a mile away! YUM!
You may remember that we took this same drive out last year for Ava's first major pumpkin patch excursion, but this year was a whole 'nother ball game, with Ava being leaps and bounds ahead of where I thought she'd be. She literally ran through the entire excursion, petting the animals and swinging and picking out a pumpkin with me. So glad that I had David in tow with me this year!! Here are some pics (and yes, we're decked out in burnt orange every Saturday!)
Ahh, the sweet scenes of the countryside:
The hayride had a "spooky" theme :)
Hayrides through the farmland:
Lots of chances for photo opps!
They had a sweet petting zoo...
Ava's response to, "Say cheese!"
She would've stayed on this swing all day!
Driving a tractor:
This growth chart was seriously thwarted by the sloping hill...
Ava and I both loved this picture!
Riding the train with daddy (and mommy in the car behind them!):