Monday, October 27, 2008

It's Pumpkin Patch Time!

The weekend before Halloween each year we make our annual trip to our favorite pumpkin patch in the area. It's always a walk down memory lane for me, as we've been going there since we moved here 10+ years ago. Because James was born in October, I always think back to that first time we brought our precious 10 day old son to the pumpkin patch! And ever since, when we make this annual pilgrimage, I stop and reminice, seeing how much he's both grown and grown up!! When you're with a child day in and day out, you don't often see the growth. But this annual trip provides me with the bittersweet mile marker of my son's growth and development.

This year's visit was on a beautiful warm and sunny day! There were many great pumpkins to choose from and a fun corn maze to walk through! It was a fun afternoon!

Dad, the pumpkin carrier!

Our choices for this year.....






Who IS that big kid????




4 comments:

Helen said...

still can't get over all those pumpkins lying around and they are HUGE! But you are right...a great family outing.

Wendy said...

He's definitely NOT 10 days old, lol...Isn't it fun to reminisce and see the differences!! Love the pumpkin patch, thanks for sharing. Not to many down here, lol...the poor little pumpkins would melt on the vine, Yikes!! So glad you had a wonderful day with blue skys and all!!

Melissa S said...

Love the one of Dusty and James!!! Now is it me or does James resemble you????

mosbarger said...

A real pumpkin patch! Cool! Looks like you had some wonderful choices too. Love the pictures of James with the shades...he's such a cutie!!! Great shots, Lenore!!!