Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

We got to go to a REAL farm pumpkin patch with Andre's preschool. I know, shocking for L.A., where most pumpkin patches are made by simply throwing some hay over the asphalted parking lot of some grocery store. We did however have to drive about 40 miles north to get to the place (Underwood Family Farm in Moorpark, CA). We all loved it there, and though it was a bit too hot, the kids didn't mind it. We got to see farm animals and go on a tractor hay ride (we opted out of the big corn maze), the boys rode ponies, played on fun wooden vehicles, climbed hay bale pyramid, picked out their little pumpkins, and I guess the highlight of it all was that we got to pick our own raspberries and strawberries.

В четверг мы с малыми и Андрея классом поехали на экскурсию на настоящую ферму. Ферма находится в 45 милях к северу от нас. Нам всем там очень понравилось. Мы посмотрели на животных, прокатились в повозке трактора, дети покатались на лошадках, поиграли на детской площадке, лазили на сенную пирамиду, выбрали маленькие тыквы (к Хэллоуину), и гвоздем програмы был сбор малины и клубники.
Andre conquering the pyramid, his choice descent was jumping down
Андрей забирается на пирамиду, а спускались мы прыжками

Harper also enjoyed climbing the pyramid
Харперу тоже очень понравилось забираться на птрамиду

Both boys enjoyed the pony ride
Любители лошадок

Andre is a natural
Прирожденный ездок
Decisions, decisions...
Аж глаза разбежались...
Andre with his pumpkin
Ура, выбрал!
Harper picking out his pumpkin
Харпер выбрал его тыковку

In a wagon with their prized posessions

Cute playground where they had a bunch of John Deer ride-on tractors

Andre was so helpful picking raspberries, and was proud of himself : "Mom, look at these big raspberries. Andre found them HIMSELF!"
Андрей был замечательным помощником. Он очень гордился своим достижением, и часто говорил: "Мама, смотри какую большую малину я САМ нашел!"

Harper reaching for a raspberry, all that he picked went straight into his mouth or onto his shirt (thank goodness for Oxi clean)
Харпер все что рвал, моментально клал к себе в рот :)
Hard at work

Strawberry field with Andre picking some yummy strawberries
Поле клубники с добытчиком Андрюшкой
"Check these out!"
"Смотри что я нашел!"

Harper ready to go home
Picking out a big pumpkin
Выбираем большую тыкву

"Ok, let's go"
Лошадка махноногая - "Поехали домой!"


Caroline said...

you took some great pictures! looks like so much fun. :)

Scott and Jeanne Anderson said...

How adorable! What wonderful pictures you got of those handsome boys. You guys always have so much fun. :)

Little Crazies said...

love those pictures of boys in the wagon! :) we miss you guys...