Friday, October 10, 2008

Burger Farm!

What a beautiful day to go to go pick out pumpkins! Burger Farm is a place that I went to when I was a kid and it was neat to take the boys. Of course, as with everything, it's bigger, flashier, and more exciting. Ok, not so much flashier (it is a farm), but there are a lot more things to do than I remember! Grandma Alice and Lexi invited us out there, and Angela came out with her kids, Luke and Caroline. The kids are all about the same age and were thrilled to be out on this gorgeous day playing in anticipation of getting a pumpkin.

When we got there we looked at all the animals (baby chicks, ponies, goats, cows & hens). Then went through Pumpkinland. It's a building you walk through to see different fairytale scenes set up with characters whose heads are pumpkins! These characters moved and sang. The boys were pretty freaked out by this. There were a lot of rides and other booths (one where you can get upclose and personal with snakes and the like), but those are only open on Saturdays and Sundays.

Here is a picture of the kids outside the maze. See the smiles? They weren't there a few minutes after we got in it. Turns out they don't like mazes. It didn't help that if they took a wrong turn there was a scary witch or spooky clown.

Little did I know that there was an actual Mr. Burger. He was great! He came out and played with the kids, helping put on the puppet show that the kids thought was hysterical. He even led the boys and girls in a song about "Mr. Burger's Farm" and all his pumpkins. It was pretty cute.

All the boys and girls got a lil' hug drink and a cup of popcorn while they sang songs and watched the puppet show. Afterward we got our pumpkin bag from Mr. Burger and hopped aboard the hayride out to the pumpkin patch!

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