Bates Circa 2007
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Is this not one of the funniest photos ever? This one will make his senior slide show and his wedding. Classic. This was his first Halloween and I was determined to get an Anne Geddes-esque photo in a large pumpkin. Turns out he wasn’t down with it. Total dude.
Fast Forward to 2011
Today we headed back out to the farm for our 5th annual family day full of fun. There is a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pony rides, hay rides, a corn maze, arts/crafts, food and most importantly a candy shoppe!
It was CRAZY hot. I’m talking 90 degrees, windy and gross. I am pretty sure everyone there had sweaty pits. Even this guy
Although it was hotter than hot we had a great time.
We had a total of 15 peeps in our group! It was my fam, my parents, my sis, my bro and his fam and our close friends! The kids had a blast.
After picking out the perfect pumpkins we bought $28 worth of candy and fudge. That is ridiculous right? I justify it by saying we only get to do this once a year 🙂
We were out of cash after our sugar shopping spree. We headed back to my parents house where it is almost 25 degrees cooler (praise God). We have a pot of sauce on and will be enjoying a big Italian family dinner.
Who is ready for a giveaway?!?! Meeeeeeeeee This here is a Brooks earth friendly bag filled with all kinds of awesome
Hershey Bliss Raspberry Hot Chocolate, Planters Nut-rition Energy Mix, E-Gel Lava Gel, Gu Chomps, New Balance Chapstick, Brooks Run Pin and a Run Happy sticker.
Can we call this a fun bag without it being inappropriate? Sure we can.
Giveaway will be open til Wednesday. Winner will be chosen by the oh-so-famous random.org! To enter just comment below and tell me that you want in. Easy right? Good Luck…I’m off to carbo load for tomorrow’s long run!
63 thoughts on “Bates Nut Farm & Giveaway!”
I want in. And your child is hilarious! 🙂
I want in and I love your pumpkin photo and Nut Farm recap! Awesome family fun! And I am italian, too 🙂
I want it!!!!
Love the giveaway- your day looks like a blast too! 🙂
I am a new follower and am really enjoying your blog. So yes, I want in!
cute giveaway (and baby)!
i want in! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com
I want in:)
Good luck on your run tomorrow!
I’d love to have that bag and all of the delicious goodies!!
I want it, that’s my fav flavor of Gu chomps :). Tell the fam HI!
Yayayyy thanks for such a great giveaway!! I definitely want to enter to WIN!! 🙂
More importantly, your family pictures are PRECIOUS!
It looks like y’all had a wonderful time at the pumpkin patch. Man, I love fall!!!! This is the best giveaway that I have seen in a long time…I really like Brooks’ “run happy” slogan. I try to “run happy” all of the time, and let time and speed work themselves out accordingly.
Such cute pictues! I definitely want in on the fun bag 🙂
that’s such a cute picture!! I would be so embarrassed if my parents put that up for my senior slideshow. maybe not so much for my wedding. haha that is a great giveaway!
Great giveaway bag!! I totally want in!
Was so excited about the giveaway bag I forgot to add how stinkin cute your baby is!! You should put that picture in for a contest… He’d totally win!
Aww thanks! Now he is a big old boy and would rather go on monster hunts or play superheroes, lol! Gotta love it 🙂
I want in! I am missing out on all the Halloween candy and pumpkin craziness 😦
New reader. First time commenter. I found you from Skinny Runner.
Just have to say, your family is so cute!
I want in!!!!
Looks like a fun day!
I want in!!!! Good grief that photo of him in the pumpkin is ridiculously cute!!
I want in! Great giveaway!
I want in! $28 is definitely a must for a once-a-year candy spree! Such a cute family 🙂
Can I get in too? Love the pumpkin photo! 🙂
And $28 for fudge is never ridiculous! 😉
I would love to win!!
I want in:)
Yummy – definitely want to be in the drawing! Thanks!
I’m in! Love the picture of your son, the look he gives is classic!
90 degrees!? Wow. It was cloudy and cool all day here. But doesn’t surprise me – another reason not to live inland!
I wonder what he was not cool with – maybe the inside of the pumpkin felt weird and he was like “If only I could walk and get myself out of this thing.”
Oh, and I’m in on your fun bag. Ha!
Are you going to carve up your pumpkins? I might have to buy a new little kit but I loooooove carving pumpkins (I’m a crafty dork). And then roasting the seeds!
It was gross hot. Fire weather. Booo.
Yes, we are carving them! I think we will wait til Satruday though so that they don’t rot. With the foggy mornings they will mold fast. Can’t wait to roast seeds! SO GOOD!
i want in!
OMG. omg. That picture. Have you submitted it to a contest??? Do it.
I want your funbag. Singular.
It’s like a uniboob- but better 🙂
I want in on the funbag!!
Pick me…Pick me!! 🙂
Your kids are precious!! Love the first picture!!! I die… 🙂
If you’re keen to send that bag of fun to Australia, I’ll make sure to take it round all the good spots – I totally want in!!
I’m in! We do the pumpkin patch tour each year as well. Love Fall traditions!
That hot chocolate sounds awesome about now. We’re starting to get chilly here in Maryland!!!
That picture is priceless and I would loveee some treats 🙂
I want in!!
I want in! I love the hello kitty t-shirt 🙂
I want in! Thanks 🙂
My fav gu chomps 🙂 I want in!
Yes please! Love anything Brooks & hot chocolate!!! 🙂
I want in! Just discovered you. Totally impressed by all that you are. Congrats on being awesome and inspiring.
Thank you 🙂 I am inspired by y’all! We are all in this together 🙂
I want in. Love that pumpkin picture!
I want in! What an adorable photo 🙂
I want in! That little dude is pretty cute.
I want in on the goody bag…..love the reusable bag!! plus the photo of your little man in the pumpkin is to die for!!!!!
I want in! I literally laughed out loud at that picture of Bates. Now my coworkers are on to me….
I cannot tell you the number of inappropriate jokes we make throughout the day,,,they get better every year!
I definitely want in!! That pumpkin picture is the cutest thing I’ve seen all morning, hahaha!
I want to win this =)
oh YES please!!!
Raspberry hot chocolate?!? Yes please!
And that is the funniest, cutest Halloween picture ever!
am I too late!? BTW, this blog has come a long way FAST! I remember back when I had a 1-in-10 chance of winning. 58 comments!? whoot!
Aww girl, darn it! Just a tad late 😦 Darn it! Next time fo sho!