Ahh, the obligatory Fall trip to the pumpkin patch.
It has to be done and there has to be a camera there to capture every moment.
This was a first 'real deal' trip to the patch with Shelby.
Last year we went to a farm in York, SC but the weather was terrible and let's get real, Shelby was really too young.
We basically snapped a few pics, bought pumpkins and left.
This year was different because we met up with friends, the weather was nice and Shelby had a clue of what was going on.
Thanks to my friend Sarah for setting the day up and getting everyone on board.
This year's farm was Hodges Family Farm up in North Charlotte.
Of course I had to have all of us dressed in our Fall attire and luckily Shelby forgot she had a bow on her head.
Tons of pumpkins and sunflowers.
The place was super cute and had a true farm feel.
They provided wagons for people to gather pumpkins in, and Shelby couldn't get enough of that.
Or the pumpkins.
The farm also had a corn maze(which Shelby wanted nothing to do with), and farm animals.
She was into the animals and letting us know what they were and what sounds they make.
I think the pig was her favorite!
She also enjoyed being around our friend's kiddos.
Not sure what was up with this look..pretty sure it runs on the Stephens' side of the family as our nephew tends to give the same one.
Of course we took a hayride around the farm.
Shelby got a big kick out of the tractor.
There were other fun activities like horse ride, but Brad didn't like the idea thinking she might melt down.
I personally think it could have gone either way.
Homemade ice cream, kettle corn, cider, they had it all.
This was the first pumpkin patch for us this Fall season but it's by far not the last.
The next 2 weekends I'll be in the mountains and you bet your bottom dollar that I'll be hitting up a few more!