This was the first year O has partook in the enjoyment of said pancakes and sausage. Last year he could careless and the year before he was still on a diet of purees. He really enjoyed them, which was totally cool because he doesn't usually go for pancakes or waffles. Note to self: make pancakes for toddler.
We also met up with our friends, the Smiths, who's son is the same age as O! His mom Jackie and I have been bestfriends since forever, so it's really fun to watch our boys play and laugh together. They had a ball goofing off and being silly together.
Every year Keith looks forward to having the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company's Pumpkin Harvest Ale, which was sold out last year. This year he was able to get some, but didn't really get to enjoy it with a cute little someone sitting on his shoulders and drumming on his head!
It seemed like there were a lot more kid-friendly activities this year than the years before, or I just never noticed before. There was a whole pirate themed area with fun arts & crafts activities kids could do if their parents bought them a few "doubloons" aka pirate money. The boys (actually the moms) picked a cute little craft where they got to funnel colored sand into little bottles.
Such a fun and easy activity (perfect for someone throwing a pirate themed party -- just do it on the lawn, it's messy), that has a beautiful result. We're keeping O's on his shelf in his room!
Baby Zoey is Nico's little sister and she was so chill the whole time. We didn't hear a cry from that sweet little girl the whole time!
After the festival we headed over to our friend Scott's family farm, Pastorino Farms, to pick some pumpkins and play around. O went right for the jump house and went two rounds in there jumping with "the big boys" and then went straight for the big slide -- he's a thrill seeker, that boy!
There's Zoey, still happy as a little pumpkin!
There were horse rides (but not for us because there were no safety belts on the horses this year)...
There was a little train ride around the property...
A petting zoo.... where the O was so gentle and sweet to all the animals big and small.
Our little St. Francis Assisi, animal lover!
The best family photo we could get, but I'll take it!
What a fun day! O asked to go back the next day. He's been to three pumpkin farms / festivals in the last week, and I think he's starting to expect a visit to one each day!