How We Got Peanut Butter Happy At The Pumpkin Patch

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Ever since I can remember I’ve always loved the rain, sunflowers and pumpkin patches. 

Where this all came from I have no idea… but I’m okay with that. There are worse things to love right? Sunflowers just make me happy. I remember driving on a tour bus in France and going through miles and miles of sunflower fields. This was back when you actually had to get your film developed and I remember picking the pictures up and the young man apologizing for all the pictures turning out the same. Little did he know that I had take multiple rolls of pictures of the same thing. I still love to look at those pictures!

Then there is the rain. It is such a rare occurrence here is SoCal that I’m not the only one that loves the rain around here. Whenever water starts falling from the sky we all go into shock like it’s a holiday.

Combine those with a pumpkin patch and I’m over the moon happy. Yesterday we went to the pumpkin patch and they had sunflowers and today it’s actually raining. Well at least the ground is wet, around these parts that is considered rain.

So I would say it’s been a good couple days.  

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Since having kids, going to the pumpkin patch has become even more special.

I think my love of it is even wearing off on them. They too all look forward to going and we have created quite a few traditions of things we always do. 

This year I’m calling it “How we got (get) peanut butter happy at the pumpkin patch”!

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First thing is we find a wheelbarrow! 

Always have, always will! I can’t believe how much she has grown from her first pumpkin patch to 6th! I wonder if this is the same wheelbarrow? This totally makes me want another baby… but I digress…

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After that we take pictures with the pumpkins.

I take a group shot and then individual ones. They are such a great group and totally humor me and allow me to take as many pictures as I want. 

corn maze

Then it’s time for the maze competition.

This is serious business and there are HUGE bragging rights attached to this. This year Emmy and Ashley won, although they were closely followed by Maddie and Pete.

jif bars snack

At this point we are normally hungry and a bit tired, so we take a break on the tractor trailer ride. 

I always pack a snack in my purse and this year I brought Jif™ Peanut Butter Granola Bars! It’s awesome that we can enjoy the delicious taste of Jif® peanut butter in a perfect new snack! The combination of creamy Jif® Peanut Butter with chewy granola delivers the flavors we all love.

They are also a great energizing snack before the gym or a quick snack on-the-go, Jif™ Bars are sure to make you peanut butter happy!

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Jif™ Peanut Butter Granola Bars have creamy, fresh roasted Jif layers partnered with chewy, crunchy granola with about 7-8g of protein in each bar!

They are available now in grocery stores nationwide in the following flavors: Jif Bars Creamy Peanut Butter, Jif Bars Crunchy Peanut Butter, and Jif Bars Peanut Butter Chocolate.

hayride with snacks

Jif Bars Peanut Butter Chocolate was our favorite! There wasn’t a bar left when we were done with them!

picking a pumpkin

The last stop on our pumpkin patch adventures is to pick out our pumpkins. We all voted that Maddie picked the best one. It was a perfect 10! The shape, color and look at that stem!

Do you have any pumpkin patch traditions?

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Heather Reese
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Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • I love the pumpkin patch. We are probably going to go this weekend. And I keep looking for these Jiff bars. I can’t wait to try them. I love peanut butter.

  • It sounds like you had a fun day at the pumpkin patch! We are going to ours this weekend.

  • It looks like the whole family had a very good time. Love the snack bars as well, peanut butter goodness!!!

  • You sure had a lot of fun! I love the baby picture of your daughter. Time flies fast, that’s for sure! I agree with you, your daughter Maddie picked the perfect pumpkin!

  • I didn’t know Jif made granola bars. My kids love granola bars so I will have to pick some up! Looks like you had a great time at the pumpkin patch!

  • Looks like such fun! You have a very happy bunch! It’s crazy how fast they grow right? I still have to shake my head at how big my kiddos are! We haven’t done a pumpkin patch ever , we must!

  • We just love the pumpkin patch. My daughter told me today that she was excited to go tomorrow because of all the fun snacks. If you knew her, this would not surprise you. Lol. It’s always one of my favorite days of the year.

  • Love the idea of the Jif bars at the pumpkin patch! It is such a fun thing to get out and enjoy the corn maze and the fall treats at the pumpkinville near where we live – yay for fall traditions!

  • See, this is when I feel jealous I don’t l8ve in the States. For you guys picking a pumpkin is a fun event for the whole family. I would love to visit a pumpkin patch! Over here in the UK you can buy a pumpkin with your weekly shop. That’s it. No other options. No fun pumpkin patch with photo opportunities. You guys do it right.

    By the way, if you love rain come over. It never bloody stops over here. In fact, let’s swap.

  • How delicious! I have been hearing nothing but good about these peanut butter bars lately. I’ll definitely have to try them sometime!

  • The pics of the kids in the wheel barrow bring me back (way back) to my childhood. Some of my fondest memories are of my granddad wheeling my brother and me around his yard in his wheel barrow. Thanks for the memories!

  • Hey those are cute little pumpkins you got in those wheel barrows. 😉 I do love Jif products, I bet I’d like these.

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