nighttime pumpkin patching

October 16, 2013

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Ben and I were pleasantly surprised at how great the whole thing was. There was a petting zoo, hay rides, a zebra (A ZEBRA!), this corn kennel play area, a maze, (unhealthy) festival food, and live music. Of course, there were inflatable jumpers too, but we skipped that because we were having too much fun with the free activities (and we didn’t want to pay 10 bucks a kid!).

We loved that corn kennel play area, but we all came out with a lot of corn inside our shoes. Glow was smitten by the zebra, and the bigger girls liked the petting zoo, though they were a bit afraid to touch the animals. We set up a blanket with all our friends and had dinner together. I even brought fancy sparkling water for the occasion! It was just such a great night of fun together as a family and with our friends, who are pretty much our family too.

It was a cooler California evening, or rather it was really windy, so we were excited to wear some sweaters out. Summers seem to last forever here, but the sweaters have been coming out more often lately, so that’s very good. At least, for this cooler weather loving mama it is. I love the patterned sweaters Old Navy has for kids and I love my simple sweatshirt (it’s only 8 bucks online!). I can dress it up with a pretty necklace or leave it plain (it’s been my go-to top these days with a skirt or jeans). All evening at the park, we were definitely warm and cozy. We stayed a little past the girls’ bedtime, but breaking the rules is okay once in awhile, especially when it’s for some nighttime pumpkin patching. Wouldn’t you agree?!

on me: crew neck sweatshirt and necklace c/o old navy. denim skirt, vintage. shoes, converse. glasses, rowley eyewear. on true: graphic sweater and dotted skirt, c/o old navy. on brave: animal graphic sweater and shoes, c/o old navy. pants, c/o panache box. on soul: striped terry dress, c/o old navy. shoes, superga. cardigan, c/o panache boxon glow: polka dot sweater, c/o old navy. shoes, freshly picked. crochet bauble, ava mae & ruby lu.
*This post was sponsored by Old Navy. Check out Old Navy’s latest fashion lineup in store or online at oldnavy.comI love blogging and these opportunities really wouldn’t be possible without you, so I’m very thankful for the time you take to visit this space! xoxo

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