It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

We took our first family trip to a pumpkin patch last Saturday.

We got a fantastic deal on Groupon that included a “Trip for two (plus our baby) to the Westcreek Pumpkin Patch! Includes pizza and a drink for both, and a free pumpkin for EACH guest! Plus free access to a hay ride, a hay maze, and a petting zoo!”

So I was like, heck yeah! What a bargain! We get to go enjoy the outdoors at a beautiful location, pick out our own pumpkins to carve, and get lunch! Plus see cute animals!

So we show up, go to the table to show our Groupon, and the lady informs us that they are “out of free pumpkins, and the pumpkins that were free were actually small ones that can fit in your hand anyway, but that you can buy their bigger pumpkins.”

Disappointed, we retrieved our free pizza and soda and stood around awkwardly eating because we learned that pushing the stroller with one hand was impossible when navigating dirt and rocky terrain.

We then proceeded to the “pumpkin patch.”

What should have been this:

Turned out to be this:

Oh, and let me tell you about the hay maze.

What should have been this:

Turned out to be this:

(Just so you know, the entire maze is pictured. It was like, 10 feet around.)

At least the petting zoo was ok. They didn’t have any llamas as advertised, but the pig was pretty flipping cute, as were the goats. Pretty sure we liked it more than Jake.

Overall, the place sucked, but it was a nice excuse to get out and enjoy the season with our little pumpkin. Can’t believe this time last year we were announcing we were pregnant, and now our little guy is here!

Life is good, and we have so much to be grateful for.

Even if our Groupon failed us.