Early last week, The Husband and I realized that we hadn't made our annual pilgrimage to the Pumpkin Farm/Autumnal Entertainment Complex that we like to visit every year. We realized it and so did approximately 47 million other families in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, New York, etc. Evidently this particular Pumpkin farm is the ONLY one in all of Eastern North America. I kid a little bit of course but it sure seemed like we had chosen a really bad day to attend, it was VERY busy to say the least.
It only takes us about 30 minutes to drive there but then it took us almost 45 minutes to park and no, I'm not kidding about that part. I knew it would be busy on the Sunday before Halloween but I have photos of The Son at this particular Pumpkinland from every year since he was a baby so you know, we had to go.
It was especially difficult for me because not only do they have all kinds of fun play areas and lots of pretty orange pumpkins, they also have just about every kind of unhealthy food that I love to eat but shouldn't. Funnel cakes, apple cider donuts, pepperoni bread, freshly made potato chips, apple pies... you get the picture. Guess what else they have though? Apples! It wasn't easy but The Husband and I had an apple as a snack and it was especially good. As I ate my sweet, delicious and healthy apple, I looked around at the other 99,000 people there and noticed that the majority of the people eating the "bad" foods looked like I used to look 73 pounds ago and the fact that I had to "deprive" myself of those fun foods was no longer that difficult of a thing to do. It was a healthy living milestone for me for sure.
Well, the main reason we visited was to take pictures so I'd better get to posting those for you huh? As usual, they came out beautifully, The Son cooperates well and LOVES to get his picture taken. I'm thrilled with the results.
And lest you don't believe I had that apple...
Have a great day everyone! I hope I didn't bore you with too many pictures of my Little Pumpkin.
I'm a 41-year-old mom who teaches swim lessons at our local YMCA and who works as a nutritionist, helping others to lose weight. I recently lost 90 pounds myself and I've maintained it for a year. But I consider my most important job that of taking care of my sweet, 6-year-old boy, two furry canine sons and one fantastic husband to whom I've been married for sixteen years. We were "city people" for many years but we're now "country people" since we've moved from a small row home in a hip, urban neighborhood to a much smaller country town an hour outside of "our" city. Join me to read about our family's adventures, my love of fitness/running, crafts, decorating and healthy living and any other random nonsense I may decide to blog about...let the adventures begin...