There’s something magical watching children at play. Their innocence, joy and peels of laughter infecting us so that we can do nothing but be happy with them. Such was a recent hot Indian summer day when Charlie and I visited Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center, California with Tiffany, the Princesses P and a friend, now forever christened on this blog as Princess Sweet Child. Because she was – a princess and a sweet child!
Charlie and I arrived before Tiffany and her gang and since we brought a picnic lunch, had just settled down to our picnic when the rest of the troops arrived. I suggested they go wander around and we would meet up after, but they wanted to stay nearby while we ate our lunch. Two 6-year-olds and a 3-year-old won’t sit still long, even if you are bribing them with treats from your picnic. In between grape tomatoes, segments of clementines and candy corn, playtime erupted. Here’s a pictorial of our joyous day:
Playtime over, off to the pony rides!
After checking out the ponies, Princess Sweetie Pie decided she wanted nothing to do with the ponies! No pony ride for her! I don’t know what happened between this year and last year, but last year she couldn’t wait to ride a pony; even a horse! You can read all about their horse adventure at Aunt Lisa’s ranch here: A Horse of a Different Color. Anyway, Princess P and Princess Sweet Child couldn’t wait for their pony rides as you can see by the smiles on their beautiful faces!
Pony rides over, off in search of the perfect pumpkin!
And, this is what happens when you tell silly girls to “smile and say cheese for the camera!”
Off to a tractor hayride! Oh, wait; that’s another post! Stay tuned…
(other posts about the pumpkin patch)
- Blue Pumpkins
- In Search of The Great Pumpkin
- Nuts at the Nut Farm
- Princess P Picks a Pumpkin
- Princess Sweetie Pie Picks a Pumpkin
- Pumpkin Season
- The Sweet Life: A Candy Dish by Mud Pie