Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A trip to the pumpkin patch


We took Twister to the pumpkin patch to pick up a pumpkin. And we showed great restraint and did only pick up one pumpkin, although we may have to go again.


He thought this one looked pretty good, but it was too heavy.


Of course he had to brush off his hands.


This one was light enough, although a little weird shaped.


But it got to heavy to take to the wagon.


After he put it down and brushed off his hands, he found one that was just right, perfect shape, and he could even carry it with one hand.


A boy and his pumpkin, the perfect pair.


Until he saw the straw fort. Just look at that face, I know it looks like he’s pleading to go play in the fort, and maybe he is, since I called his name to get him to look.



He found me!


I found him. I think he looks like he’s in a nest. And he was getting tired.


What’s this?

Good thing we took him when we did, it has just been raining since.


  1. What a beautiful sequence. Reminds me to get out there with Dell and get our pumpkin.

  2. Awww...the pumpkin series reminds me of Goldilocks! This pumpkin is too big...this one is too small (or oddly shaped)...but this one is just right!

    Lisa, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I've just started reading back through your archived posts and am learning about your battle with cancer. You are just the sort of person I was talking about in my post - even though I've never met you, I am in awe of people like you who have dealt with/are dealing with cancer. Yep, I guess I have known a lot of people with the disease over the course of my life so far. It has figured prominently in my life since childhood (when I wanted to know why I didn't have a Grandma like the other kids). So to me, cancer has always been like my own personal boogeyman, lurking in the dark, never too far away. I am absolutely terrified of cancer "coming for me" - and there was a time 3-4 years ago when I thought that that time had come. (Yep, I am in my 30s but I have an almost childlike fear of cancer.) Anyway, I will continue to read your archived posts. Thanks for writing about your experiences so that others may learn. You are in my thoughts as you continue your recovery.

  3. What fun! I remember picking pumpkins with my children. :)

  4. Thanks for this moment's pause from stressful current events...a reminder to be present and take joy in the small things.

  5. Pumpkin patches are unknown to me. Down here, they sell pumpkins on the side of the road, or you can pick one up at the grocery store...can't go pick your own out of the field! Very picturesque! Cute memories!!

  6. Such sweet photos of such a handsome little guy! I can't wait to go, we will be going tmrw or Saturday. I LOVE going, maybe more so than my kids! LOL!

  7. Stephanie C ReinicheOctober 9, 2008 at 2:42 AM

    I love going to the pumpkin patch! It's one of our traditions now that we live an hour from a nice one!

  8. So cute! We are off to the pumpkin patch today!

  9. A perfect day to find the perfect pumpkin. So sweet.

  10. What a delightful series of photos taken on your trip to the pumpkin patch. Twister is adorable! Doing these things with little kids (especially for the first time) is really wonderful isn’t it? I’m glad you got there before the rain started. I sure wish WE’D get some rain here.
    Hugs and blessings,

  11. What a great trip to the pumpkin patch! =) He is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo SWEET!!!!! I like the pic where it looks like he is in a nest!!! =) SO SO SO SO SO SO CUTE!!!!!

  12. Sweetest little guy! I miss those toddler days - full of innocence and wonder.

    I'll trade you a snarky 14-almost-15 year old! Please? Pretty please? For a week, maybe?

  13. These are amazing, adorable shots. The colors are so crisp (doncha just love Canon?) and I can feel the freshness of the air through them. I love how he wipes the dirt off his hands after each pumpkin, then nests himself in the straw. Heee Heee. I don't have a little one nearby to take to a pumpkin patch, but that would be a great place to go for some photo ops. Hey, I have a pass to Silver Dollar City and they have a fabulous fall festival going on right now!! Hmmmm..... See ya later!

  14. Pumpkin patch time is one of my favorite times of the year with the boys!

  15. It just isn't fall without a trip to the pumpkin farm! SO CUTE!

  16. he is so cute....I love, love,love pumpkin patch pictures. I can't wait to go this year!!

  17. Cute - did you choose his outfit specifically? Because it totally looks great against the orange of the pumpkins!

  18. These are beautiful pictures. I love shots of little kids in pumpkin patches.

  19. I love pumpkin patches and straw in the fall. Great photos.

  20. I love pumpkin patches! We went on Tuesday for a field trip. My favorite pictures are always the "fort" ones. Little Twister is a Pumpkin Angel. What a sweet face to go with that story!

  21. Tiaras & TantrumsOctober 9, 2008 at 4:53 PM

    oh my goddness - he is deliciously adorable!

  22. when mine were small, they'd find a nice little corner like that to do their daily constitutional.
    kids and pumpkins, I think the only thing cuter might be kids and puppies.

  23. How how cute is he walking and holding his little pumpkin. I love taking my son to the pumpkin patch... and takings lots and lots of photos. Of course now he's 16 and he just looks at me when I ask if he would like to go get a pumpkin.

    Thanks for sharing such a cute moment.