On Sunday, October 18, we packed up the kids and drove out to Theis Farm Pumpkin Patch. Bobb, Laura and Olivia met us out there. Unfortunately, John and Karen couldn't make it b/c Karen had to work. The long drive proved to be worth it because this place was pretty cool. So far, it was the most child friendly pumpkin patch I have been to. (yes-I've been to a lot) It was especially good for the little kids, like Maria and Olivia. Their little Pumpkin Land was a totally closed in space full of hay, forts, slides, displays the kids could climb on and a huge pirate ship. They also had wagons, tricycles and tractors the kids could play on, a few tire swings and a zip line. The kids didn't do the pony rides, but we all went on a huge tractor ride which was really fun. We all piled in the tractor and it took us for a tour around the whole farm. After the tractor ride, we headed back to the van to regroup and do diaper changes. Then, Maria and I danced to the Frank Sinatra karaoke singer while Bobb and Laura waited in line to get all of us a snack. It started to get pretty chilly and the kids were getting antsy so we decided to head home. Everyone came back to our house for some Pork Tenderloin and Black Bean Chili! The whole day was successful! We can't wait to do it again next year!!!