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Arata Pumpkin Farm

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I took the boys for our yearly trip to Arata Pumpkin Farm in Half Moon Bay, California last Friday. The hay maze was back so I let the boys explore to their hearts content. Søren did not like the minotaur at the start of the maze but quickly forgot about it once we were inside. Afterwards we picked out our pumpkins and headed home. My favorite part about going to Arata’s (or anywhere on the coast) is always the scenic drive home.

The skeleton and goblin sweaters that the boys are wearing were gifted to them by Toto Knits, a wonderful company that empower’s single mothers in Kenya to provide for their family by producing these beautiful organic sweaters. Each piece is hand signed by the knitter and shipped to you (worldwide). To learn more please visit www.totoknitsshop.com.

Do you have any special fall traditions that you practice?

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34 comments

  1. Oh wow, can’t get over the myst in that very first one! So halloween-y!

  2. That little sad face! As much as it makes me “awww lil guy” for Soren, I just love it. I didn’t realize Aiden went too, for some reason I thought it was just you and Soren who went.

    My nephews and I, when I was home in Canada ran through a corn maze. Oh MAN it was so hard to find a way out and you know what else? They had a fake dead scare crow man hunched over in a dead end. I was leading the way out with my youngest nephew and let out a blood curdling scream (I may have over reacted)…and scoooped my nephew up and bolted. He completely laughed at me because he’s seen it before. It scared the crap out of me. Clearly.

    OMG at Aiden holding SOREN and Soren’s squishy face in the next pic!!!!

  3. amazing photos! that place looks amazing! Soren’s sweater is so cool!

  4. oh, that sad face photo! he is just too cute. my husband’s grandmother was in town on Sunday and we took her to lunch near half moon bay…duarts? i think its called. agreed…that drive is something beautiful!

  5. Beautiful! Looks like so much fun! I love fall! 🙂

  6. Looks stunning! We loving going to the pumpkin patches, such wonderful memories.

  7. Holy smokes, looks gorgeous and such a fun time! Your pictures just scream FALL!!!!

  8. Cute photos! I laughed at the no smoking sign. Yes, smoking around hundreds of hay bails would be bad news! Lol!

    1. I know right? I had to giggle a bunch. I don’t remember seeing it in previous years.

  9. We went to Lemos Farm this year (also in HMB), and oh my goodness, never again. We went on a weekday in early October and the place was a madhouse. Arata looks a lot more like what I had in mind, as in actual fields of pumpkins. We’ll be sure to check it out next year! (Also, those sweaters are amazing)

    1. Ohhhh, Lemos is ALWAYS packed. We went once for a very dear friend’s birthday party and vowed to go never again. It’s so hard to get in and out of and always so crazy.

  10. Amazing photos. I love the sweaters!

  11. you have such a beautiful family!! 🙂 love these photos you guys took.

  12. What beautiful photos, looks like you had such a great time!

  13. I so love visiting your blog and seeing your fun pictures! Those sweaters are adorable too, I will be checking out that link. Thanks so much for sharing, the kids really looked like they had a fun time

  14. Oh wow the knit wear is absolutely adorable, you boys look like the had so much fun at the end of it all.

  15. I’d love to check out this place. I can imagine kids racing their way through this fun maze. Very exciting!

  16. I’ve been through corn mazes before…but never seen mazes with straw – that’s very clever! And as always, your photos are just breath taking <3

  17. I miss Half Moon Bay! I have family in that area. 🙂 Originally from Monterey area myself! That misty overcast looks SOOO familiar! I love your photos <3

  18. That blue monster sweater is ridiculously cute! It looks like you guys had a pretty fun time (minus those few sad faces!)

  19. What an awesome pumpkin patch/farm that is!! I love visiting those this time of year! <3 Especially the mazes, petting zoos, and hay rides! <3

  20. Those sweaters are amazing! And I love to support a company that does a little more with the money than line their owners pockets. Your trip looks amazing and I’m so jealous because it’s cold here. The face of your little one being scared is priceless!
    xoxo
    The Accidental Mama
    http://www.theaccidentalmama.com

  21. Wow! This looks like such fun! I absolutely loved going to a pumpkin farm this year and getting lost in a corn maze!

  22. Aw I love this!! Pumpkin farms are so much fun and I have some many childhood memories going to the,m 🙂

  23. Now that looks like a blast! I have yet to do the fall activities here yet, well, mostly because it feels like summer still in San Diego. Gorgeous sweaters by the way. Definitely will check out the link.

    Thrifting Diva
    http://www.thriftingdiva.com

  24. I love your son’s sweater! It made the pictures 10x cuter than they already were. This pumpkin farm sounds like a fun Fall day trip.

  25. I LOVE your photos! Our pumpkin patch is so crowded and crazy- it looks nothing like this. Looks like a perfect fall day!

  26. I’ve never been pumpkin picking before, but every year I see people posting these types of great pictures that make it look SO fun! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Great pictures! I’m so bummed we didn’t make it to the patch this year. Boo!

  28. Incredible photos as always. His monster hoodie is just too adorable. I love it.

  29. I’m a fan of mazes in general but a hay maze sounds like a whole new type of fun! Your boys sweaters are adorable 🙂

  30. These photos are just lovely. Makes me miss America so much. Fall is just the best time in the States.

    rae of love from berlin

  31. wow. amazing photos! especially the first one. love!

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