Because I know, knowing me the way I do, that there will be at the very least one or two (or three or four) most posts where pumpkins figure prominently! And after that explosion of acorns on my blog post Saturday, I felt like I really needed to pay homage to the fruit of fall . . . the object d'art *and* culinary delights in autumn . . . my favorite and yours (or at least it should be):
I purchased pumpkins finally this past Friday, at my favorite pumpkin place of all times, Tate Farms. We did our annual family fun day! Ellie came in and felt right at home -- she's definitely a kindred spirit -- and headed for the fun "Apple Gourd". It ain't easy being green.
Of course, there are other things at the farm to do, so we hit the swings . . .
The big pumpkin-colored bouncer (Sawyer and Ellie *both* loved this thing) . . .
And the corn crib . . .
It never ceases to amaze me the difference a year makes. Last year, Ellie cried at everything and June was a nice round bump in her mommy's silhouette! This year Ellie cried when she had to *leave* everything and June is nearly a year old! Sawyer pretty much enjoyed it all and especially the ability to roam-at-large.
Then it was time for our hayride out into the pumpkin field!
I think everyone enjoyed the ride ... but their eyes were WIDE when they saw all the pumpkins in the field!
|Ellie kissing her pumpkin pick!|
|Paw paw helps orchestrate a prime 'photo op'!|
|Sawyer found LOTS of good pumpkins!|
|June, enjoying a close encounter of the pumpkin kind.|
|Family shot sans Sawyer--who was too busy playing in the pumpkin patch!|
The farm has a darling little country store and I found the *cutest* pumpkin hat for baby girl June:
Every October baby (especially an October 31st baby!) should have a pumpkin hat, right?!?!?
I picked up a couple of pumpkins for me . . .
Sawyer, June and Ellie pumpkins, right??!!
And I have plans for these guys, too . . .
You'll just have to wait and see!
And finally, not working on much right this minute except my sweet little pumpkin candle mat!
I've made some progress and actually got started stitching on it yesterday!
Whew! That should be a good fill of pumpkin goodness . . . for now. Have a GREAT Monday!