Noah talked about being a dinosaur for weeks, so come Halloween, that’s exactly what he was! But it wasn’t just a dinosaur, every time he said it, Noah would open his eyes super wide, drop the tone of his voice to be a bit intimidating and drag out the word to DI-NO-SAUR! 🙂 hahaha….so dramatic! Read the rest of this entry
In the middle of October, we joined Chesna, Damien, Soren and Sesilee and made a beautiful trip up the coast to the Arata Pumpkin Farm near Half Moon Bay. Though it wasn’t a sunny day, the temperature was a-ok for me and my belly and for chasing 2 small boys through a busy pumpkin patch! The boys started in the play area and Soren was making friends left and right! Noah just wanted to see the train though so while me and my diabetes had our scheduled lunch, he explored with Daddy.
While they were exploring though, Noah found a few things that he found “not so interesting” and actually quite terrifying…the terror transfered to pretty much everything in the farm. He didn’t want to ride the train, go on the slide, pick up a pumpkin, take a picture, walk, or see the animals! There were a ton of sculptures around the farm, mostly mid-evil and fantasy kind of stuff (half man half horse, bulls, a GIANT gorilla), then there were knights that were in full armor and engaged in battles…all of it was a bit too scary for Noah. Poor little guy. Eventually we made our way into a simple pumpkin patch and a corn field without too many people (or statues) and Noah loosened up a little bit. He ran circles with Soren, climbed on pumpkins and actually shared some smiles….then we found the Gorilla and spent another 20 minutes distracting him again. We took a tractor ride, watched Soren play with the goats, and let the boys pick out some mini pumpkins and corn!
Despite the sheer terror that we managed to inflict upon Noah, I think once he got over it, he really did have fun and the day was a success. He passed out almost instantly in the car (always a good sign) and clung to his pumpkin and corn for at least the next few days! (and, I just realized that N is wearing the same hat from last years pumpkin patch adventure!)