{Fall Bucketlist update // Pumpkin Patchin'}

If there's one thing I love most about Fall it's visiting the Pumpkin Patch! We've made this a family tradition and we look forward to it each year. Most years we even go more than once. (year1, year2, year3, year3again, year4)

Our first pumpkin patch trip of this season was the weekend we also camped at Jellystone {post here}. We went to Mainstay Farms, which was only 2.5 miles from where we were camping. We visited Mainstay Farms last year around Christmas time when they do Christmas trees {post here} and had a blast. So, we wanted to check it out for the Pumpkin Patch.

It didn't disappoint! 

We had so much fun! It was pricey to get in - $14/adults, $11/kids and that didn't include a pumpkin...but they had so much stuff to do. And Mason had fun, so it was worth it. I just wish I would have taken my big camera. These are all iPhone pics. Boo!

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When we first got there we attempted a few family pictures by all of the pumpkins...but there were too many shadows and a too-eager-to-play four year old. Not a good combination! ha. So we took off to play. Mason jumped on a huge air pillow (probably half the length of a football field), we played on the jumbo latvian group swings, ziplined, slid down slides, got some yummy rootbeer, took a hay-ride to the three story treehouse, played in the maze, rode huge pedal cars, played in a barn full of hay, and just had the best time!

And for a trip down memory lane....2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 at the Pumpkin Patch...

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+ visit the pumpkin patch
+ go on a hayride
+ make caramel apples
+ decorate my porch {crates, hay, pumpkins, etc}
+ carve pumpkins
+ make fall crafts
+ decorate the house for fall
+ pick out halloween costumes
+ stay in a cabin somewhere
+ make a thankful tree
+ share the Thanksgiving story with Mason
+ bake fall goodies
+ go to fall festivals
+ go to an aggie football game
+ roast marshmallows
+ lots of fires in our chiminea
+ have a scary {but mason friendly} movie night
+ make lots of crock pot meals
+ do my bible study on the porch
+ host a fall party/get together
+ make a pumpkin chunkin' game
+ stock up on my favorite fall scentsy bars
+ take a scenic drive {where the leaves actually turn pretty colors}
+ go to the farmers market
+ go on a nature walk
+ take fall pictures of mason
+ camp at Jellystone Park for Fall Fiesta

Also linking up with Countdown to Halloween!

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  1. Stopping by from the link-up. Wow! There really was so much to do! So much fun!

  2. Wow, that place is pricey to get in!! We went to the pumpkin patch yesterday and seriously, pumpkin patches are so overpriced! But you're right, they usually have a lot of fun stuff for the kids to do, so it's worth the trip. Glad you guys had a blast at your pumpkin patch trip! By the way, I love the picture of you and your family sitting on the big chair!!!

  3. Oh my gosh! It is so crazy to see how much he has grown!!!

  4. oh my gosh, the rewind pictures are insane!! And, phew that is steep for a pumpkin patch - we have a pay to get in one in Orlando that we contemplated going to. But, I don't think it had as much as your place! Wow, I mean it seems worth it since he clearly is having a blast! So that is win. Loving the chair pic and the rocking platform thing. fun!
    Thanks for linking up with us this week!

  5. Girl, I think everything really is bigger and better in Texas. That pumpkin patch looks awesome. Mason looks like he had an incredible time and I LOVE your family photo! You guys are too cute!
    Love the flashbacks of years past! Such a sweet little Mason!

  6. That place looks and sounds fun! I don't even like root beer, but when I saw you post the pic on Insta I wanted to try it! I'm can't believe how big Mase is getting! I hope we get to start traditions like yall have with Mase!! #bltribedare

  7. There was so much to do at that pumpkin patch! It looks awesome! Also I love all those comparison photos! It's amazing how much they grow at these young ages... he looks so much more grown up than 4! You did a great job with your iphone on those photos. The one with the sun and the boys on the slide? - awesome shot! Thanks for linking up with us!


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