Monday, November 14, 2011

hill ridge farms 2011

the sunday before halloween we took our now annual trip to hill ridge farms. posts about our last two visits are here and here. it's always a lot of fun at the farm, but this year wasn't nearly as good as the last two. we had been planning to visit all month, but since we were so busy every weekend in october, we almost missed going. this trip was spur of the moment, on a sunday afternoon (when we should have been grocery shopping), the day before halloween, so there were a lot more people there than in the past. plus they were playing awful country/top 40 music on loud speakers, which was totally irritating. the combination of it all made for a cranky kind of day for a certain few of us. but malcolm had a blast, and alanna still enjoyed parts of it. next year though, i think she will be too old and won't want to go anymore :(

i'm sorry if these feel like the same photos year after year. i like to compare how much the kids have grown. new this season was this giant bounce pillow. it cost extra, and at first malcolm did not like it. i think there were too many kids on it and he was scared.

we headed to the fort

then the boys did some jumps off of a pile of hay bales.

the hay bounce

our favorite, the corn playhouse! since there were so many people at the farm, they were timing how long the kids could stay in and play. it was like five minutes at a time. malcolm was bummed when we had to get out.

then we headed up to the giant slide. this was the view of the little train from the slide line.

some funny farm decor :)

the fattest little goats ever. too much corn!!

back into the corn :)

malcolm is a maniac!

he was loving it in there!

alanna, not so much. ha!

once more on the bounce pillow. this time they both had a lot of fun. they jumped and jumped!

then it was time for us to take a hayride out to the pumpkin field to pick our pumpkins.

on the hayride back we spotted jack skellington!

so of course we had to pose with him for a photo. too bad the sun was blinding all of us.

goodbye hill ridge farms, hope to see you next year!


  1. I know I say this all of the time, but you guys live in such a beautiful city! Such a cute post!