Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pumpkin Patch




Last year, I started something new to do during the fall - Pumpkin Picking.

I grew up in Hell (very far south) and to be quite honest, Hell is a bit hot for pumpkins and fall is not really a season there. Typically our Summers were scorchers and the the leaves and grass were dead and gone long before fall came so there was never any changing of the seasons for us. The land was never used for pumpkins because we were big producers of grain and cotton, pumpkins on the other hand were bought at the store.

When the hub and I moved up here I discovered all kinds of places to 'pick your own' and thought this was a brilliant idea. Last year I took DQ and she had a blast making a scarecrow and picking pumpkins. Little miss wasn't born yet, but she was there in spirit. Since we had so much fun I couldn't wait to take the girls this year - and it didn't disappoint.

There were pumpkins plenty and we each got to choose our own. DQ couldn't wait to get there and pick the biggest one, Little Miss, on the other hand was pretty happy just playing in the pumpkins.

We took a hayride, picked 'just the right ones' and took lots of pictures. All in all, it was a great memory made AND the mess fun of carving them has yet to begin. Can't wait!

From our family to yours - Happy Fall!

12 comments:

auntie said...

Your little family is so cute!! I love picking out pumpkins - I always take my niece and nephews out around this time to pick out their own pumpkins (their mom - my sister - hates to do it) and we have so much fun. It's a great way to really feel like it's autumn!!

Jen said...

That looks like so much fun!

Aleta said...

I think I live in hell then, because we don't have pumpkin patches or rides around here. The pictures look adorable and so much fun!

A Buns Life said...

You all are adorable! We LOVE going to the pumpkin patch!! It is a tradition at our house too.

mommaof4wife2r said...

super fun! i love pumpkin patch pictures...they are so full of life and fun and color. ur family is so precious and looks so happy. so happy fall to you too!!!

auntie said...

also...btw...yer husband is a hottie! does he have any single brothers?? :D

Kimmylyn said...

Kel.. the pictures are adorable.. and you look so pretty in them!!! Love your hair!!!

April said...

You guys make a SUPER cute family!
And pumpkin picking is one of my most favorite Fall-y things to do. :-)

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I am LOVING your family!

Looks like you had a great time.

Just took JM to the pumpkin patch on his K field trip!

Fun....but HOT!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love this fall tradition, it's one of my favorites. And I love roasting the pumpkin seeds, yum!!

GoteeMan said...

We, too, love the pumpkin pickin', along with corn mazes, hayrides and so on... plus the cool weather of fall...

Thanks so much for sharing - I can smell the pumpkin spice just reading your post...

J/ (goteeman.blogspot.com)

the cubicle's backporch said...

How fun!! Mr. C and I always go to a local tree farm and cut down our Christmas tree. It seems like October is always busy for us and we end up carving a pumpkin a couple days before Halloween! Speaking of that, I need to put that on the to-do list!