Thursday, October 14, 2010

Picking Pumpkins

So before we get to all the excitement at the pumpkin patch, I have to tell you we had a first today. Gideon actually said, "I Love You, Mommy." And it was clear and audible and almost made me cry. He's never actually said it before. He's very affectionate and gives lots of hugs and kisses. But I was really surprised by how moved I was just hearing the words.

Okay so enough of the sentimental stuff! Since we were going to the pumpkin patch today, I decided that Parker should be dressed accordingly. (I'm seriously having way too much fun having a baby girl to dress up!)

She IS so cute it's scary!
And here are my little punkin'heads! Wow Gideon looks so grown up!

He was so stinking excited! He kept trying to take the pumpkins off the display. It took two grandmas & a grandpa to herd him in the right direction toward the field so he could pick his own pumpkins.

But first we stopped and saw the chickens and then took a trip through the straw maze. It was great fun!

There I am with my great big boy!

Parker slept comfortably in grandpa's arms the whole time!

The maze was a lot bigger this year than I remember it being last year. Still Gideon had a great time. Every time he'd get stuck in a corner he'd just laugh and turn around and run the other way!

It took no time at all for Gideon to find at least half a dozen pumpkins he liked.

He was very thrilled to pick out baby pumpkins for "his baby."

We were the only people on the place when we first got there, so we had the run of all the fields to ourselves!

After we picked out about 10 pumpkins (several which "fell off" the wagon before we made it out of the field) Gideon had to take grandma through the maze!

Sadly we picked the day to come to the pumpkin patch when the train was broken! They were waiting for someone to come and fix it.

Of course that didn't stop my boy from climbing right in the driver's seat and making himself at home!

Seriously Handsome!

Eventually we had to gather up our pumpkins and head for home!

Gideon was a big help loading and unloading them! We're going to wait a few days before we carve them so that they'll still be fresh for Halloween. But it really got us in the spirit of the season getting to spend some time in the pumpkin patch!


Lombardo Family said...

Oh Cali, those kiddos of yours are adorable. Isn't is so much fun having girl to dress? It's almost dangerous, well dangerous no, expensive, Yes! I'm so happy for you guys.

Jessica said...

That looks like so much fun! Except for the broken train :( I'm pretty jealous of your dress up doll, Parker. She is just too cute!
Hearing your child say, "I love you" is the sweetest thing in the world. And it never loses it's sweetness! Well, maybe when their teenagers, but I don't want to even think about that yet! LOL!

Darryl and Cindy Cunningham said...

When they are teenagers everyday they say "I Love you" is a day I know I did something right in their eyes. It doesn't matter though, I always knew they loved me even if they didn't say it as teenagers, because they told me when they were little that they would love me forever and I believed them. :-)