Bits: Pumpkin Patch Train Weekend.

This weekend we headed up to North Carolina to visit my aunt and uncle and ride the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch train.

It was wonderful.

As I was getting everything packed and ready on Friday while trying to keep the kids busy I remember thinking, ‘This is not worth it.’

But it was.

It really, really was!

Here’s how it looked…


This is the view from Bill and Carolyn’s porch. See? Worth. It.


Bill and Tom spying on us from the stairs. Tom loved those binoculars. (He’s a PEEPING TOM!)


If Alice wasn’t with me, she was with Carolyn. Those two love each other.


Tom’s looking at the creek running underneath that tree. I just love their house.


Happy to be on the TRAIN!


These two are happy too!

While on the train, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” was read over the speaker. And then when we got there, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Lucy were there to greet us and they had so much stuff to do.

(Me: “Do you want to get your picture taken with Charlie Brown?”  Tom: “No…I wanna get a pumpkin!”)

It was really great.

We took it easy this time, and just picked a couple things to do.


First on our list? Picking out a pumpkin!


Alice loves pumpkins!


Fall babies.


Tom REALLY wanted to carry his own pumpkin. And I REALLY wish he could have. In case you were wondering, carrying a baby, a toddler, a stroller, a backpack, a diaper bag AND a big, gigantic pumpkin is super fun. True story.


This was a bobbing-for-apples type game. Tom loved this and didn’t really want to let anyone else do it. If the train had just taken us to this thing, he would’ve been totally thrilled.


Proud of his winnings!


Alice and I hung out while Daddy and Tom went to the bouncy house and played some halloween games. Tom got a big pumpkin cookie right before we left, and he couldn’t have been more thrilled.


View from the train. It was the most beautiful day. Just beautiful!


Not even being on a loud, whistle-blowing train could keep our little trooper awake! She just snoozed away the whole time.


“I’m driving a caboose, Mommy!”

It was a really wonderful weekend and we all had the best of times. Both kids slept SO GREAT this weekend, and *that* was pretty much the best thing EVER! Bill and Carolyn are wonderful hosts and fed us all weekend, and we’re so lucky they let us keep coming to harass them! I’m still dreaming about that fresh, fall, mountain air. LOVE!

You know what else?

My in-laws kept Huck for us this weekend, and then fed *us* when we stopped by on our way back home.

See how lucky we are?

I know!

Hope y’all have a great week! LOVE.

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2 Responses to Bits: Pumpkin Patch Train Weekend.

  1. Nicole says:

    This looks fantastic!!! There is nothing better than the fall mountain air. Every time you post about the train it makes me want to take Olivia. Sounds like fun.

  2. Kristina says:

    Adorable pictures! Looks like you had a great time! Love the fall!!! We missed you though this weekend:) XOXO

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