Saturday, September 15, 2012

Farm Fun With Toddling Toddlers

When I was barely pregnant, I remember telling Jenn that I couldn't wait until we could take our kids apple picking and to the pumpkin patch. I had this vision of walking through a farm holding the hands of my toddling toddlers (not realizing at the time that toddling toddlers don't want to hold hands!). It was a random comment, but I'm known for those. Last year, we took our 5-month old girls apple picking, but they slept through it in the Ergos.

This morning, we took the girls to Whittamore's Farm with their twin friends H&K. We ended up arriving an hour before the playground opened (my fault!). It actually worked out in our favour because the pick-your-own section was open. The eight of us headed out into the fields to pick raspberries and strawberries. The kids got the hang of it fast with most of the berries going straight into their mouths.

When the farm's play area opened, we all headed in to play in the sand pit, on the tractors and on the slides. The quads, as I sometimes call them because they are born within 10 days of each other, had a blast.

Apart from the lack of hand holding with my toddling toddlers, I'd say that our first fall farm trip was a success!

Hopefully this is the closest she'll get to a motorcycle!
Queen Quinn waves to her people down below
A quick pause to peek through for a picture
Teagan and her tractor
The city kids, T&Q and K&H, give tractor riding a whirl
The kids had a blast running back and forth through
the tunnel. Quinn and her friend H.
Teagan and K are all smiles!
Always serious Q 
Even her eyes smile!
Q and I check out the goats! 


  1. I am SOOO excited for the pumpkin patch this year!!! I have all sorts of visions of the boys all claiming pumpkins way bigger than they are, lol...

  2. Whittamore's is great!

    We went to a really great pumpkin farm last year, remind me and I'll try to dig up the name of it for you. (It's probably on our blog somewhere.)

  3. Going to the pumpkin patch is my favourite day of the year! Whittamore's is fun. Great pictures! We used to go there until we found a good place near here that has all the fun of Whittamore's but is about half the price. It's the same place Allison is talking about (I think) because we met there. It's called Knox Pumpkin Farm -

    1. Thanks! We will definitely have to check it out!

    2. A bunch of us are going on October 20th. You're welcome to join us. We have a big group every year and Allison and Jen are planning to come. If you're interested, you can email me at shannonhancock at rogers dot com and I can let you know times once we figure it out.

    3. I will definitely email you. That sounds like a lot of fun!

  4. These pictures are so great! I especially love the one of all the kiddos on tractors. We haven't visited a pumpkin patch in years but we're taking Gracie in 2 weeks - can't wait!