Sunday, October 24, 2010

Obligatory Pumpkin Patch Post 2010

We made our annual trip to Sweet Berry Farms for some pumpkin patch action earlier in October. Our friends Stan, Melissa, and Beth joined us with their kids. Sweet Berry Farms always does such a great job setting up tons of neat photo ops and having lots of activities for the kids. It was definitely worth the long drive through the Texas hill country to get there.

Getting a picture of all 4 kids together was impossible. This was our best try.
Jack getting a piggy back ride from Grammy.
Avery getting a shoulder ride from Poppa. Do these kids ever actually walk?
Avery on a horse. That look on her face cracks me up because I know she is terrified to be on the horse but she is trying to make us think she is ok with it.
Ah. Back on solid ground. Survived the horse ride and is now daring to sit on hay.
Jack in a horse trailer.
Jack was doing the chicken dance on a picnic table.
Avery was playing "Simon Says" with Grammie and Poppa. She is very bossy when she leads games like this. I wonder where she gets that from...
Avery and Grammie on a hay ride.
Jack with Poppa on a hayride.
Holding hands. I love this one. Makes you forget all about the box of raisins they dump on the living room floor on a daily basis.

We also went to the pumpkin patch at our church earlier this month so we could buy some pumpkins for our front porch. Look, I'm not going to lie. Right now the kids don't realize that you can carve faces into pumpkins and light them up at night and I am ok with that. We buy the pumpkins, put them on the front porch, and look at them every time we go in or out of the front door. Period. There is no cutting, messy gutting of the pumpkin, or post Halloween decomposition of said pumpkin and I am perfectly fine with that. I realize the kids are going to catch on to pumpkin carving soon enough and I will happily comply when that time comes. For now, no pumpkins will be murdered on my watch.

Not pictured: Jack's shorts don't match his shirt AT ALL. He was wearing blue plaid shorts with a green stripped shirt thanks to us rushing out of the house without actually taking a look at what he was wearing.
This picture cracks me up because it sort of looks like she is trying to choke him.
She is very much into making silly faces for pictures.

Out of 7 tries, this is the best I could get of the three of them together. At least this one shows Jack's mis-matched outfit. On the plus side, it was better than Matt could do. He didn't get any of the three of us.

Last but not least, it isn't all three of us but Jack's shirt made it in the background of this one.

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