Pumpkin Patch on 10.10.10

Sunday, October 10, 2010

This weekend was the epitome of the perfection that is fall. It was absolutely gorgeous--the colors, the sunshine, the temperatures that were warm but still cool enough to feel like fall.

When we're in the middle of winter, spring, or summer, and someone mentions fall, it is days like today that I think about and look forward to. I can feel the air, I can smell the smells, I can imagine the orange glow of the leaves and the sun. It's just perfection.

Naturally, today was THE day to get out to the pumpkin patch.

And of course, everyone had the same idea. It was crowded! But it was nice, as everyone all around us seemed to be in good spirits. Early this week, we had maybe a 4-5 day stretch of rain and gloomy weather, so everyone was ready to be out to enjoy the day.

I started off in my jacket and with Nora wrapped in a blanket, but it turned out to be warmer than we originally thought and we were actually able to shed our outer layers.

We picked out four pumpkins--one for each member of our little family (Tessa, too!). We also explored the grounds, where there is a petting zoo, teepees, hayrides, and a country store. We picked up a pumpkin fried cake (yum!) and took lots of pictures.

A baby only has one first trip to the pumpkin patch, you know.

With the exception of a minute when she had spit-up shoot out of her nose, Nora slept the whole time. I guess she didn't find it to be all that exhilarating. But we wandered, and with all of the little kids around, it wasn't hard to picture how Nora will tear it up come next year. (But I can't even really think about that for too long, because it freaks me out that she's going to grow up that fast.)

Even though she's not yet aware of her surroundings, and she'll never remember this stuff, we think it's important to begin to make these family memories. So we did.

And Nora was the cutest pumpkin in the patch. (Duh.) :)


Eric's Mommy October 10, 2010 at 9:39 PM  

A pumpkin fried cake? That sounds really good!

Jill October 10, 2010 at 10:37 PM  

Great pumpkin patch pictures!!

Shauna October 11, 2010 at 10:05 AM  

Cute pics!

We had our 2nd Maya trip to the pumpkin patch this year and I got teary remembering how tiny she was last year. She was running around like a mad woman this year!

basebell6 October 11, 2010 at 12:07 PM  

Babies and pumpkins are the cutest combination imaginable!!!!! (this coming from the mom of a child who will be destined to grow up hating pumpkins I'm sure heheheee)

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