When you go to a pumpkin patch in the Northwest you take what you get as far as the weather's concerned. We knew we wanted to go today, but we had to be super flexible when it came to the timing due to torrents of rain and patches of sunshine that came intermixed. When we finally went, after one of the aforementioned flash floods, the patch was a muddy swamp! Nate made sure we laid towels down in the car before we left and fought back all of his tendencies to constantly clean all of us off while we traipsed through the patch looking for the perfect pumpkins. When he finally realized that getting filthy was inevitable he let Ethan climb into the wheelbarrow and sit amongst the mud splattered pumpkins. Ethan loved it!