Hill Ridge Farms – Pumpkin Patch

It’s Fall and Halloween, so we had to visit the pumpkin patch at Hill Ridge Farms.  The kids had a blast.  There was so much for them to do.  They had bouncy houses, slides, swings, a giant bouncy pumpkin, animals, games, and FOOD (funnel cakes, ice cream, popcorn, sandwiches, hot dogs,..) The adults were more excited about food but hey, it’s all in the name of making memories.

Della had her first train ride and hay ride with her big cousin, Bre.  At the end of the hay ride, the kids went to a giant pumpkin patch and picked out the perfect pumpkin.

Hill Ridge Farms is a great place to take the kids where they can run wild and free and learn in the process.  I can definitely say they enjoyed themselves.  We can’t wait to go back for the Christmas lights.

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You can call me Flower!

It’s Spring, or so the calendar says.  The weather in NC is bipolar, as always. After unusually cold temps, it finally warmed up enough for Della to plant her flowers.  She had her gardening gear and was really to “work” in the dirt, with her mommy and MiMi.

As I was getting the flower bed ready, MiMi was teaching Della how to use the water hose. Can you guess how well that went?  The joy of a 2 year old and water.  Della put a lot of work into her garden and she loved making sand castles with the soil.  She decided her favorite tree needed to look pretty, so she planted flowers around the front. She was not very happy about all the bugs. Of course, she wanted to do everything herself, so her Mimi and I were there as backup.

Della had a blast working in her flower garden.  Next up is her vegetable garden.

Chinese Lantern Festival

Sunday night, Della’s dad and I took her to the Chinese Lantern Festival. Even though it was cold, Della really enjoyed the lights and the animals.