after apple picking in the fall, what feels more festive than a pumpkin patch and corn maze?! we stopped by one on our drive home from boston to help break up the long time in the car. my girlfriend lizzie knows all the best places in connecticut and recommended castle hill farm.
i think we must have just missed the peak of the pumpkin picking season, since there weren’t many pumpkins left to choose from, but the corn maze was quite the experience because it is ginormous, and it was our family’s first time walking through one together! i will be the first to admit that while our photos of the corn maze below might seem like we all had the best time ever, i had insane mother-anxiety in that corn maze (even on the easy route) and was certain we would lose a child in there forever with all three of my kids wanting to run ahead or straight into the corn while playing hide and seek. the kids had the best time ever in that corn though! also, they had some of the sweetest little farm animals that stole my heart and for a quick minute i was like, “LOOK at the baby animals! let’s move to a farm!”
jumping off pumpkins! conrad counts down from 5, but he usually just climbs onto the pumpkin, says “FIVE…..” in his blast off voice and then yells “GO!” right after. who needs, “4, 3, 2, 1” anyway?!
brother helping brother. i love this photo so much.
thanks to the sweet group of teenage girls who helped us take a family photo!
counting and getting ready to go find where eleanor went hiding in the corn!
just look at him, sinking into one hip as happy as can be feeding his tiny friends. this is the moment that stole my heart and had me telling josh on the drive home that that whole idea of moving our family to a farm he once was really voting for is maybe growing on me.
the sun flare happening by conrad’s eye looks like he has super powers!
we also stopped by ferris acres creamery nearby afterwards (another tip from lizzie) and i’m confident in saying it was the best ice cream i have ever had, in my entire life. if you’re ever in the area, you must go. i couldn’t believe it. i haven’t stopped thinking about it. so good.
ps. wearing this turtleneck in color dusty blossom, these acid wash jeans, similar booties (more here) and hat here (beige color here).
samson’s cowboy boots here and conrad’s little red rainboots (that once were eleanor and samson’s).