Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pumpkin patch 2011

Gorgeous fall day? Check.  A pumpkin patch I've been dying to go to since it officially became fall?  Check.  Happy, go lucky toddler?  Ummmm.....
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OK, so the day didn't start off well.  He really, really wanted to ride the little train until it was time to get on it. And he was desperate to ride the 'horsey' until it was time to get on it.  Then he NEEDED to jump on the moon bounce until we removed his shoes and he realized it was the worst idea ever.  All instances causing toddler screaming and melting down of epic proportions.

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And, oh yes, he definitely cried because he couldn't drive this tractor.


But we were at the pumpkin patch, dammit.  We were going to have a good time.  No matter what.
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So we just followed his lead.  What's that, darling?  You want to climb on the 'spider web?'  Oh, you're 'all done' after just 5 seconds?  No problem.
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You like watching the bikes?  Yes, they're really neat.  No, Honey, I'm sorry, it really doesn't matter how much you cry, you're still too small to ride one.
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Things started to look up after a snack of kettle corn and fresh strawberry lemonade.  Maybe the pumpkin patch isn't so bad after all, Will?
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Can't wait to share this picture on the family Christmas card!
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And once Will had a pumpkin painted on his hand, he realized the pumpkin patch is, like, the best place ever.
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Animals to see...
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Not-so-scary horsies to ride...
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Bikes for little guys!
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OH, it is so much fun!
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Then it was time to wrestle Little Monkey onto the tractor for the ride out to the pumpkin patch (Seriously, wrestle. While he screamed his head off and smacked me in the face.  Too bad there's no picture of that, huh?)

Ah, beautiful family memories are made at the pumpkin patch...
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Will was determined to find the perfect pumpkin.
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Mostly so he could stand on it.
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My favorite picture of the day.


After getting off the tractor we told Will it was time to say 'bye bye' to the pumpkins.  But he took off running.  Right towards the moon bounce he refused to get on earlier.

"Jump, jump," he requested.  And that's exactly what he did.
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While the day was not without drama, it was a good one.  I love that we have these traditions with our little family.  Can't wait to do it again next year.
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36 pounds of pumpkin!  Mike nearly had a heart attack at the register.

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'All done!'
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2 comments:

Maura said...

Visit groupon.com and you can get 2 season passes for $26.00 That's cheaper than 1 visit! We go every Saturday and last week we went on Friday night. It was so cool :-)

Sarah said...

What great shots. How fun. We never go anywhere without a few tantrums from Dustyn. Really cute shots. I love that family picture and your favorite photo.