Pumpkin Patch

I love fall time. I start thinking about bundling up in a warm blanket, cozying up in front of the fire, viewing all the trees changing colors, and tasting all those warm harvest foods and desserts. I like taking out those favorite pair of jeans or cords (of course so I don't have to show my legs anymore), and feeling the crisp air - a change from the blazing sun (not something we are feeling right now of course during this 85 degree week). So, even though fall is sadly the entering season to winter (which I don't care for), I love it.

In the past few years (ever since we started having kids), we have started a new fall tradition too. That is going to a pumpkin farm. Usually our friends from Illinois come for the weekend, we go to a scarecrow festival and chili cookoff and then eat warm doughnuts and cider the following day. The kids have fun on hayrides and pony rides, while running through mazes and laughing as they chase one another. What could be better than this? The thought of it just echos comfort, family, and love.

Anyhow, last weekend I decided to get a jump on the season and go to an apple/ pumpkin/ animal farm. Of course the daily chores piled up and we were unable to go (good thing we didn't tell the kids of our plans otherwise we would have had some unhappy campers). We had close to an hour before their nap time, so we decided to have our own harvest time and cut off our pumpkins from the patch. Daddy gave the girls a ride in the wheelbarrow and they each got to pick out "their" perfect pumpkin. It was a great time and the best part was, we only had to step out of our front door!

7 comments:

emilymcd said...

OH, that is the quintessential fall photo. I LOVE it. Great idea, momma. And good job having the courage to leave daily chores which are NEVER done to spend time with the fam.

Sarah said...

Are you saying you've got a PUMPKIN PATCH in your YARD now?! You should turn the corn into a corn maze and sell tickets! (:

Short Stop said...

This looks so fun! LOVE the pictures. We're going to an orchard in a couple of weeks with friends...can't wait to pick pumpkins and have that cider and doughnuts! :):)

emilymcd said...

Holey moley. You DO have your own pumpkin patch. What an amazing fam you are!

Kris said...

Love the pics of the girls! Save a big pumpkin for me!
K

Sarah Markley said...

We LOVE the PP! I wish I could take my kids to yours. Yes, I would buy a ticket!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

The pictures are so adorable. I just LOVE LOVE fall! Something about pumpkins, cider, and my favorite...candy corn.