It’s hard for me to believe that my not-so-little girl turned 3 this October. This year we celebrated Tacy’s birthday at the local pumpkin patch.
We are so lucky to have this pumpkin patch nearby. It is such a fun place to visit each autumn. Since the older monkeys’ birthdays fall in the the spring and summer, we have never had the chance to host a party here, but Tacy’s October birthday is just right for a party in the patch.
I especially love that I didn’t have the task of cleaning house before the party! Instead I was able to focus on preparing a few snacks and some pink pumpkin decorations. I served apple slices with a creamy, caramel dip and some “Harvest Hash” made of various cereals, pretzels, candy corn, and Reese’s Pieces.
As a special keepsake for Tacy, I had the party guests leave thumbprint pumpkins on a canvas that I painted to look like a pumpkin patch.
This pumpkin patch was loaded with activities for the kids to enjoy. There were hayrides and corn mazes and everything in between!
Tacy’s favorite thing to play on was the horse swings. She rode this little horse quite a while.
Tacy also had fun climbing and swinging in the hay barn.
The kids were having so much fun playing that it was difficult to round everyone up for cake and presents.
I know you were probably expecting great things from me as far as cake decorating goes, but we had been in Canton, Texas the 2 days prior to Tacy’s party, so I didn’t have time to decorate a fancy cake. Tacy didn’t seem to mind, though. Her only request was that the cake was pink on the inside.
Tacy received several cute books this year. She also got a Barbie, art supplies, Kinetic Sand, a guitar, a toy puppy, a doll, a toy keyboard, Legos, and some clothes.
She even got a how-to book on babysitting grandpas.
While we were in Canton, I picked up matching T-shirts for me and Tacy.
Lucy made a couple of popsicle stick dolls and wrote the sweetest birthday note for Tacy. It almost made me cry.
Tacy really enjoyed getting to spend her birthday playing with cousins and friends.
Happy birthday, sweet Tacy Mae. We love you so much!