Monday, October 19, 2015

Tolay Fall Festival

We headed down to the country outside of Petaluma for the annual Tolay Fall Festival. Because we're members of the Regional Parks, we get free admission, so we had to head over.

Ed humored me and let me dress Evan up in his Park Ranger halloween costume. I figured since we were at a park, it was fitting :). 

Evan has been a bit clingy this weekend - we're not sure if it's teething or an ear infection, but he hasn't been the happiest camper. Luckily, some snuggles usually solved the problem, at least temporarily. 

Our first priority was to take a hayride up to the pumpkin patch. 

Evan wasn't sure what to make of the hayride, but with a piece of mango in his hand, he was pretty content.

It was a beautiful ride. 

Once we got there, Evan was pretty excited about all the pumpkins.

Crouching down is one of his favorite things, so then he can "pop" up :). 

He was a little nervous about the pumpkins up close, but then finally got up the courage to get closer.

He even went an patted one. 

Then, of course, this pumpkin just "jumped" in front of him and practically attacked him. Needless to say, tears were shed. Luckily, they were short lived. 

We just couldn't get over how beautiful it was, nestled into the hills.

Especially with the vineyards in the distance.

Since we're probably going to be park members yearly, we're looking forward to coming back here for many, many years to come. 

Ed picked out a perfect pumpkin for us, and off we went back to the festival.

The last stop, but definitely the most exciting, was the corn barrel. Evan was in heaven! Unfortunately, he only got a few minutes before we had to take off, so we'll make sure to build in more corn time next weekend at our next pumpkin patch :). 

We love living here!

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