Pumpkin Patch Kids | 2014

In trying to sound festive in the most non-cliché way..we went to the Pumpkin Patch last week. 
..and, you guessed it, picked out a pumpkin. 

Walking into the Patch, a flood of memories hit my ever loving heart of a mother and swallowed it whole.  Do you remember the last time we were here?
We were bald.  
Wearing leg warmers and a onesie.
Leg warmers and onesies that I have since boxed up and stored in the attic because they don't fit anymore. 
Walking was our newest trick and we had just turned 10 months old.
Here we are.  A year, (almost) to the day, later.
Who are you. 
You stop growing right now.
This very minute.

..and you too, little missy.
After seeing their reaction to the rows upon rows of pumpkins..
..the bounce houses..
..the hay bales..
..and most of all, the way cool, super huge tractor touring the patch.
I knew this trip wasn't going to actually be about choosing a pumpkin for our porch.
But they entertained the idea well enough.
Pumpkin Huntin' is serious business.  It was way to much fun watching them walk/run through the rows together.

With rows upon rows of open (gated) field, what else is there to do?
How about a fair game.
Lets race.  Get on your mark.  
Jolie starts off strong- a true burst of energy that leaves Parker behind
..until the blasted rock/step/branch/grass? that never was.
In true competitor fashion, there is no time to waist when you have the chance to W.I.N.

No hard feelings.
After all the reindeer games (in October), the pumpkin pickin' was complete. 
With the great Pumpkin selection behind us, we opted for a few photo attempts of just us girls.
Waving as all the cars came through. 
At first glance, this might seem like a fail. But Jolie looks like she's stepped out of a commercial for Paul Mitchell, and Parker really just smiles like that.
But, no she doesn't.
66.6% of us are looking.  
Watching these two change over the course of a year really doesn't hit home until we step into a situation exactly the same as last year.  This year they really did take part in the pumpkin selection.  Played in the fields, the hay, and around the Disney character maze of wood figurines.  
Loving every minute of it.
Growing and transforming right before my very eyes.
I'm so excited for these family traditions to continue.

..but only if they stay small enough to fit in my lap forever. 

headwrap: sweet t designs
tee: target



Jenn said...

Could they be any cuter? You ladies are absolutely adorable! I'm insanely jealous that you get to pick pumpkins in shorts. We're are pretty darn close to needing winter coats for our morning outings.

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

They're so adorable. I definitely know what you mean; my twins are now 3. Where did the time go?

The Macons said...

This is so cute! I asked my 4 year old what I was going to do when she got to big for me to pick up, her reply? "Mom, I'm sure I can just get some medicine to make me stay small forever." She then fell into a giggle fit about being a tiny adult! I feel ya girl, it is SO bittersweet, sad, rewarding, and awesome to watch them grow!

Kristy @ Rejoice and Repeat said...

We'll be doing the same type of outing in the coming weeks. G had to be propped on everything because she was too small (4 months) to hold herself up. She turned 18 months on Sunday and I'm having a hard time with it lol.

Kristina Briones said...

so very cute! Lukas could hardly sit up by himself when we went last year so when we go (hopefully) this weekend, can't wait to see him run all over the place. That picture where J falls...love it! It's so precious that's she still smiling, not even missing a beat. :)

Tiffany said...

Those pictures are too cute! Isn't it amazing to see what difference a year can make?!?

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