Fall means pumpkins! (And overzealous goats!)

Gratuitous October pumpkin patch shots.



Apparently, Wito is one with the goats. He would have stayed in that stinky pen indefinitely, but ultimately grew tired of a crazed woman slathering him with the contents of an industrial-sized bottle of Purell every 25 seconds. (I wonder who that could have been?)

I mean, I’m all for petting a sweet little goat or two, but this?

Goat bum rush! from whoorl on Vimeo.

That gets me twitching. Local boy contracts rare Goat Flu at Pumpkin Patch! Shudder.

Anyhoo. We rode in wagons.


We learned about the farm.


We looked at hundreds of pumpkins.


Yet we weren’t able to LEAVE WITH A PUMPKIN because the minute we made our way towards the actual pumpkin patch, SOMEONE threw an astronomical tantrum in a wheelbarrow. Dear Pumpkin Patch, I guess we’ll be back soon! I bet you can’t wait!


Damn three-year-olds and their attitudes.

  • Lauren

    October 5, 2009 at 8:52 am

    That’s a great farm. My parents live near there and my kids and I have done their summer watermelon tour and strawberry picking. Looks like you had a great time (til the end, anyhow).

  • Catlin

    October 5, 2009 at 9:44 am

    He´s so cute! If I look at these pics I cannot believe he throws tantrums.

    But I´ll take your word for it.

  • Amanda Nicole

    October 5, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Awww! I love daddy and son’s matching pumpkin patch outfits :)
    .-= Amanda Nicole´s last blog ..* =-.

  • Kerri Anne

    October 5, 2009 at 11:55 am

    These pictures (and that video!) are so great. I totally went to a pumpkin patch this weekend, too! Not to play with goats, per se, though I did pet a donkey. Mostly I’m addicted to hot cider and pumpkin pie. See also: I adore fall.
    .-= Kerri Anne´s last blog ..Do Your Worst (Halloween Costume), Sir =-.

  • Cupcakes and Cashmere

    October 5, 2009 at 11:56 am

    i don’t even have a 3-year old, but this sounds like a BLAST! such cute pictures.

  • HollyLynne

    October 5, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Looks like you had so much fun! Wito is just absurdly cute.
    .-= HollyLynne´s last blog ..Nothing Revolutionary . . . =-.

  • Sarah

    October 5, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Having nothing to do with your lovely post, I just have to say that seeing your hair in the wagon picture has put me over the edge in my decision to get BANGS! I am calling my stylist today! ENOUGH is ENOUGH!

    hee hee…
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Friends, Love and a New Day… =-.

  • rb

    October 5, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    When I was growing up, one of our most prized family snapshots was of my then three year old sister sitting in a little pedal car at the petting zoo, with a goat standing with feet on either side of the car, straddling her.

    The photo was prized because we all knew that a split second after that photo was snapped, the goat peed right on her head.

  • Mama in the City

    October 5, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    What a great post! ‘ve missed these type of fun updates! Kudos for letting your kid get loved on by many goats. We took our boy to see some goats this summer and I was a little scared of them.
    .-= Mama in the City´s last blog ..A Refresher: A Letter from Mama in the City =-.

  • am'ti b

    October 5, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    fun times! we sure loved seeing/talking via web w/you. talk at you soon.

  • gorillabuns

    October 6, 2009 at 5:13 am

    for some reason, I totally see you as a child in the last picture.:)
    .-= gorillabuns´s last blog ..some may be waiting with baited breath =-.

  • Sharon

    October 6, 2009 at 5:35 am

    Great pictures. Your hair looks fantastic.

  • Moose

    October 6, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Overzealous goats are the best reason for fall. That, and pumpkin scones. And adorable three-year-olds. Especially three-year-olds in blog posts, where the screaming is muted.
    .-= Moose´s last blog ..Of Marriage Proposals and Spangled Hotpants =-.

  • wishcake

    October 10, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    HA! That video totally made my life complete! I love that he was totally chilling with the goats and wasn’t scared that they would eat his face or anything. (I vaguely remember freaking out when I was a wee child when even a duck came within my general vicinity.)

    Such sweet photos, though! Makes me want to go pick out a pumpkin somewhere other than Vons. (Or the plastic ones at Michaels, because I’m ghetto.)

    PS: Your family is too sweet for words.

  • Courtney

    October 27, 2009 at 9:47 am

    I love the photos! What a fun fall day!