Friday, October 12, 2012

Center Grove Orchard

Yesterday we took the kids to the local pumpkin patch with a friend of mine.  It was a blast, we went to Center Grove Orchard in Cambridge, IA.  It was like the Disney World of pumpkin patches.

Entering into the pumpkin patch!
We hadn't even entered the site and there was a bunch of fun stuff to play on!  Faith thought this was it and she loved it!

My flying baby!

When we first walked in there was a huge spread of pre-picked pumpkins.  The kids played on them for a little bit, made for a great photo opportunity!

I love his hair here! My handsome boy!

My friend, Jennifer's little girl, Josie!  Love her pigtails! 

Charlie's friend Julian!

From there we went to the animals, the little boys went CRAZY, running around looking at all the animals!  It was hilarious, they were in such a rush like the animals would leave!  There was also a little race track and pedal tractors.

She is getting into it!

My friend Jennifer, under a goat!  Potential to be dangerous!

I loved the little obstacle course for the animals!

Meant to lasso, better for riding!

They had a little kid sized town complete with an Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter tea party and the three little pigs and their homes.

Inside the piggies house!

Next was the corn pool, yes, it's as awesome as it sounds!

Then we took the tractor to the pumpkin patch and corn maze!  We were given a piece of paper on the tractor for the maze hunt.  Throughout the maze there were items we needed to find, match with the image on the paper and use the hole puncher by the item.  It was pretty cool and a great exercise.

At this spot we found a tractor and matched it up with our paper.
Here is a pig we matched up!

Buddies for life!

Tractor waiting place!
When we got back from the corn maze we explored some more after we got some hot apple cider!  The pumpkin patch is also an apple orchard, which makes for some amazing apple cider.
Faith just loved bouncing around on these things!

Charlie enjoyed being a Spiderman, as he said!

Looks awesome, was scary when sitting at the top looking down, again awesome on the way down!

My husband actually loved these more than she did.

Faith showing me her splits on the giant jumping pillow!

If you would like more information on the Center Grove Orchard in Cambridge, IA please visit their website at

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