Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Schnepf Farms

 It has become a yearly tradition to spend fall break with family in Arizona. Since Halloween fell on a Sunday this year, and the kids weren't going to be able to trick-or-treat with their cousins, we decided to take the kids to a pumpkin patch. My sister found Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek, Arizona which turned out to be much more than just a pumpkin patch.
The kids had a great time at the farm. As per Madelyn's request our first stop was the petting zoo.  The pygmy goats were a big hit. The kids could enter the pen via a slide, and the goats even had their own ladder and goat walk that was high above the ground.

After the petting zoo the kids watched some pig races, and Madelyn took a pony ride. The kids also enjoyed the amusement park rides, including riding on a vintage carousel built in 1912. The highlight for Madelyn, and the boys too, was the mini roller coaster.  Madelyn got off saying she wanted to ride two more times. When she got of the roller coaster for the second time she asked to ride it just three more times. We finally diverted her attention away from the coaster by promising her lemonade. The kids also enjoyed riding pedal cars and walking through the corn maze. 

 Pig races
 pedal cars
 roller coaster

We all had a fun day at the farm despite the high temperature of almost 100 degrees.  On the way out of the farm Uncle Chris let the kids pick a pumpkin to bring home for carving. Madelyn had a difficult time choosing which one she wanted, after all there were so many to choose from. She finally found the perfect one that was just her size.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

I am so happy you were able to come and visit again this year! The pumpkin patch was indeed a big hit! As a matter of fact, Madelyn asked just this morning if she could go to the pumpkin patch today with her cousins. :)