We went to Remlinger Farm this year to pick pumpkins. It was a lot of fun and turned out to be a beautiful day! Expensive though, geesh! We got 3 good sized pumpkins. Nothing too big, not too small (actually, you can see the three we got in the picture with Dan and Natalie behind the wheel barrow) and it totaled $30! I would have thought that a u-pick patch would have been less because they don't have to cut, clean and wax them like stores do. But regardless....it was worth it! Lots of fun! Natalie was obsessed with the green pumpkins so we let her get one. Grandma and her friend joined us too! I wanted (and found) a tall skinny pumpkin too because we got a Seasame Street pumpkin carving kit and I figured a tall skinny pumpkin would be perfect for Burt (right? Burt is the tall skinny one and Ernie is the regular one?). After that we went and had lunch and ice cream in their restaurant. I must say though, the main reason, OK, well.......the ONLY reason I picked Remlinger Farm is to get their Bubble Gum ice cream. I am not a huge Bubble Gum ice cream fan. i like it, but their are many other flavors I like more. Plus, when I was little, I liked the kind with the gum chunks in it (thinking back....yuck! I would pick out all the gum chunks and put them on a napkin while continuing to eat the ice cream. Once the ice cream was gone and I had a pile of bubble gum chunks, frozen bubble gum chunks, with the color bleeding all over the place because they are wet from the ice cream, and then put all of those in my mouth and make this giant gum wad. Yuck!) but now that I am an old lady, I don't like that kind because they freeze and are hard to chew. But my FAVORITE Bubble Gum ice cream is the blue bubble gum ice cream with no bubble gum chunks. YUMMM! The "Sugar and Spice" candy store in Long Beach, WA used to sell that kind of Bubble Gum ice cream too and I couldn't get enough. Oh man, I am craving it all over again just thinking about it. Anyway....every time I have gone to Remlinger's they have sold that Bubble Gum ice cream. Of course, wouldn't you know it, they don't have that flavor anymore. I could have and still could cry. I need to find me some of that ice cream. If I have anyone that actually looks at this blog who knows where I can find that smooth blue bubble gum ice cream....please please PLEASE fill me in on where it's at!
So....great day! Lots of fun! And great pictures! (I am including a few other pics too, from different days, so make sure to go to the end) :) I LOVE fall and can't wait for Christmas season!! We will probably be in our new house by Christmas and yes....I have already been figuring out where the tree will be going. Exciting times for the Gallegos'!
Can you find Natalie?
Family picture in the patch. The sun was in Natalie's eyes and she needed someone/something to block it. The picture turned out great though!
Natalie loved the green pumpkins and we let her get one. This is the green one she picked out and got and she insisted on helping Daddy carry it to the wheel barrow.
Awww......my two greatest loves! Isn't that a great picture? I already ordered an 8x10 of it today. Too great not to blow up and display!
On our way home and on a complete sugar high after a long fun day at the pumpkin patch!
Every morning when N wakes up, she curls up in her chair with a milk cup, blanket and lamby and watches a "Novie". She looks so old to me in this picture. Isn't she beautiful???
Natalie's best buddy Jayda got a pink caddy power wheel and she took Natalie for a ride. Bram even rigged it so it goes a lot faster! Jayda was so nice to even let Natalie drive it too. Scared me though because she is not too good (lack of experience) at steering. She definetly didn't get to drive on the fast seeting that Bram made. She did OK though. She did come an inch away from hitting Bram's truck. Luckily my body blocked it. Oops. Other than that, she did pretty good, but I preferred it when Jayda drove because she has more experience....and if she hits Bram's truck, it wasn't my kid that did it! ;)