Well, this year we were lucky to find the time to go at all. I am taking care of my sister who was in a car accident 4 years ago while my mom flies into the worst storm in 60 years.
Needless to say, we were pressed for time.
The sun wasn't cooperating no matter what angle we tried and the kids were tired, cranky and wanted to go on rides instead of sitting for pictures. So while the kids had fun on the rides, the rest was a bust. But the memories we made were...interesting. LOL
Next on the agenda were the bouncy houses and slides followed by the helicopter ride and swings. By this time, my husband was chomping at the bit because he didn't want to be late for work and we rushed out of there.
We ended up not choosing pumpkins because the pictures took too long but we found them much cheaper at $.29/lb at Stater Bros. so it turned out okay.
While it would have been easier to forego our annual Pumpkin Patch ritual, we decided that our kids would enjoy getting outside and having a special treat of carnival rides instead of sitting at home moping.
These little memories are the ones that we hope that our kids look back upon and remember.