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Every year, we try to visit at least one Central Kentucky pumpkin patch in the fall. I know, it’s so basic (#ChristianGirlAutumn anyone?), but it’s become a family tradition. So Sunday afternoon we drove out to Evans Orchard, an orchard and pumpkin patch in central Kentucky. It was hot out, which totally ruined my layered pumpkin patch OOTD.haha Anyways, we had fun, so I wanted to share some snapshots from that day.
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Evans Orchard: Central Kentucky Pumpkin Patch
The weather was beautiful when we went on Sunday afternoon, so of course Evans Orchard was packed. Karoline and I stood in line for the “hayride,” while Chauncey took Kane to play. The thing we like best about Evans Orchard is how close everything is together (other than the pumpkin patch and orchard). They have a lot of kids’ activities. Kane really enjoyed the rope climb, slides, and hay bale structure. Karoline, on the other hand, wouldn’t budge from the corn kernel pit.
The kids enjoyed picking out pumpkins, as you can tell from Karoline’s death grip on the little white pumpkin. We will carve the big orange ones this weekend. Chauncey is trying to convince Kane to pick out a simple design this year (good luck with that!).
In all honesty, though, the best thing about visiting the pumpkin patch was getting out and dong something as a family. When your kids are little, especially Karoline’s age, sometimes it doesn’t seem worth it to even get out of the house. It’s hard to get everything together and get everyone out of the door. It’s a hassle to stand in line. I get it. But I’m encouraging you do to it anyways. Remember that family outings don’t have to be perfect–they just have to be together:) So if someone gets dirt on their knees, or you can’t find the pumpkin bow you got specifically for the pumpkin patch (that you just happened to see in plain sight in your car the day after. . .), don’t sweat it.
And no, we don’t have a picture in the actual pumpkin patch because Kane didn’t want to get off the hayride for it. I’m okay with that though, because
I Chauncey didn’t have to lug a big pumpkin around.