Thursday, November 1, 2012

Desert Botanical Gardens Pumpkin Patch

Last year while I was on Maternity Leave, my sister invited me and Everly to join her and Cameron at the Desert Botanical Gardens for a Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival free for Special Needs Day. My sister found out about this through the Sharing Down Syndrome Organization and was reminded about it again this year. She was unable to take time off this year due to her current pregnancy, so Justin and I took the day off and took Cameron and Everly. We go there early so that we wouldn't have to wait to get on the hay ride. Thankfully we did, because as we got back the line was very long! Before we got on the hayride Cameron got his first tattoo (a puppy)! The hayride took us over to an area where we went through a hay maze, visited a petting zoo, took pictures on a tractor, and picked out EXTREMELY large pumpkins for FREE! If you know me, you know I love free. So we took advantage and found some very big pumpkins! The volunteers had to help us get them back on the hayride because our hands were full with babies, but we did it. After the hayride we were able to walk around the gardens and also got free entrance into the butterfly exhibit. We went to this last year also and it was really cool. It was still a fairly warm day, but the babies did great and I am glad we were able to take them! Can't wait to go again next year with my nephew Teddy, too!

Oh hey!

Double babying it!

Me and my nephew

getting dirty!

Seriously! The sweetness of this kid kills me!


the tattoo!
this is how you get out with two massive pumpkins



Had to end this post with the most inappropriate cactus I have ever seen. 


  1. DBG shared with us your blog. I wanted to let you know that my brother Craig that owns Pearson and Company sponsors this event every year for special needs children. This is truly a blessing for our family business and for the volunteers that work with us. This year was extra special for us. We lost our mother in Feb. This was her favorite thing to do every year ride the wagon and my dad drove the tractor and still does for the Pumpkin Festival. We honored our mother with a banner on the wagon maybe you saw it. All our family came to be with us to honor her and volunteer that day. It was such a great day for our family. So glad you enjoy it and will come back every year. Please find one of the Pearson's next time and say hi. Sincerely Cyndi Pearson

    1. I did see the banner! That is awesome that you found my blog! My nephew has down syndrome and this was our second year going. Each year it gets more fun as they can experience more! We really appreciate all of the volunteers and sponsors who put this together! Thanks!

  2. Great photos! I love your blog.


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