Monday, October 25, 2010

The Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday, we loaded up in the mini van and headed to Berry Patch Farms to ride the hayride and pick out some pumpkins.  We met our friends, the Spiva's there.  Last year, we made the trek up to Burt's Pumpkin patch on the only Sunday all month that it didn't rain.  It took over an hour just to get into the parking lot, AND then 30 more minutes to find a parking spot.  Needless to say, we just weren't up for all that this year!  But Berry Patch proved to be just what we needed- a great place for families, a 10 minute drive, plenty for the boys to do, and lots of pretty pumpkins... or as Max says "BALL!"

Gabe was in charge of picking out pumpkin-- and I think he was looking for the biggest possible pumpkin that he could actually pick up by himself :)

Check out all the changes a year can bring:

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My face shrunk but my baby grew :(((((

I also tried to talk all the boys into posing for the camera-- but with 3 VERY busy boys, a whole field of pumpkins and tractors constantly driving by, it was quite the task.... but check out these three cuties:

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Once Gabe picked his pumpkin, he also ventured over to the gourds.  He decided on a long skinny green goard and a round wart-cover gourd.  Now let me give you a sneak peek into Gabe's brain:  He then decided that the skinny goard looked like a bat, and the round goard was the ball.  Which obviously means that we need to carve our pumpkin to look like a baseball player.  And did I have anything that would hold the bat in the pumpkin's hands and maybe something to hang the ball in the air so the pumpkin could be at bat?

I kid you not.  The child is ALWAYS thinking...  I'm going to try to convince him that triangle eyes and a toothy grin is the way to go, but I'm not so sure he's going to fall for it....

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