Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Almost Wordless Wednesday---Pumpkin Patch

No one ever said that finding just the right pumpkin...


would be easy!


You can't be in a rush, you've got to stop and smell the hay...

get down low, for a closer look...


and, always remember to point and wave at all passing airplanes...



before narrowing your decision down to...



the one...

 
perfect pumpkin in the patch!
 




This year's trip to the Pumpkin Patch was a lot of fun, despite being nearly 90 degrees! Gillian Grace found a perfect pint-sized pumpkin and has since been carrying it around the house with her everywhere she goes. And after butchering a few too many pumpkins during Halloweens of old, this year the knives are staying where they belong (in the block and out of my hands), and instead I'm getting crafty with paint. I'll share my handy work later this week, but remember to be kind. I'm certainly no Rembrandt!




Then (October 2009)

 
And, now! (October 2010)


Have you found your perfect pumpkin? It's almost Halloween, what are your pumpkin plans?

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26 comments:

Liz said...

Stopping to smell the hay? Goodness, woman, you're raising a hillbilly! HA!

Candace said...

Precious!

Mrs. Southern said...

LOVE her little smocked outfit! So cute!

Sara said...

What great photos!! Glad she found the "perfect" pumpkin.

toriebartee said...

Adorable! She always has the cutest outfits :)

Steph said...

Oh my goodness, what a cutie pie!

Emily said...

Oh I love it Shannon! Especially her pumpkins with the purple!!! You have a beautiful family my dear! :)

Rachel said...

Love those pictures!!! So sweet. And I really like it how you had the pics from last year. Time does fly.

Shelly said...

Aw, those are beautiful shots! Pumpkin picking is a lot of fun.

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Bethany said...

I love looking back and seeing the little sweets last Halloween! & 90 degrees when picking out a pumpkin - are you kidding me?! Did you go to the beach afterwards?! ;)

Life with the Lebedas said...

So cute!! I love it! Great pictures. Looks like she had lots of fun!

Dee said...

ohmygoodness!! She is SOOOOOO cute!

Liz said...

Adorable!! She is such a cutie!

Jennifer said...

You are so good at adding captions..I love it. Stopping to smell the hay...it is perfect for her facial expression :) It is not easy to pick the perfect pumpkin...or anything for that matter..LOL! Love the 'then and now' pics. She is turning into quite a little lady :)

That's What She Said... (No, Really!) said...

Aw! I love the look on her face - very serious! It's tough to find the perfect one! :) I can't wait to see GG in her halloween costume!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

girl i'm with you about the temps! hello i want 50's for pumpkin patch shopping. i think one year back in the day it was haha

LeeAnn said...

Adorable! (The toddler and the post.) :-) I love your little captions on the pictures. And the pigtails? TOO CUTE!

Thanks for linking up today. I hope you're having a fabulous day!

New Mommy!!! said...

I LOVE these! Pumpkin Patches are the best in Fall!

I always like seeing the pics from last year!

Looks like she was having a lot of fun! Nik loves them too!

Yeah, You guys aer supposed tp have a really warm winter they are predicting. Hope it cools off for you a little. It's mid 60's here in Illinois, lots of changing leaves-very pretty, but supposed to get colder, I think! Our winter is going to be warmer, but wet/precipitation, which I guess is better than freezing with lots of precipitation! Ha!

Have a Great Wednesday!

Southern Cinderella said...

The pumpkin patch pictures are too cute! I am loving sweet Gillian's smocked outfit! I'm glad she found the PERFECT pumpkin! Sounds like it was a lot of work!

mama k said...

Too cute! I may try carving this weekend...we'll see! A little later than I hoped, but better late than never! :)

Love her dress!

Ashley E. said...

She is so cute!!! I love her little smocked bubble!

Karen At Home said...

She is just so precious, I always love her little outfits!!! I received a Carter's mailer today with a bunch of coupons for the holidays. Uh oh, I am in trouble!!!!!

Angie said...

Cute post! We love the pumpkin patch!!

Annette said...

She is just so adorable! I couldn't get my little guy to stay in the pumpkin patch, and here your little girl is looking them over to find just the right one. (You've gotta love the difference between boys and girs.)

I can't wait to see your pumpkin artistic skills! Maybe they'll get me motivated!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Great pictures! She looks so cute, and I love her little ponytails!

Mungee's Ma said...

I am dying over the pigtails! So cute!