Elisha’s preschool took a field trip out to the local pumpkin patch today! We rode on the hayride from the school to the patch, which I think was Elisha’s favorite part. Once we got out into the pumpkin patch I told him to pick out a pumpkin to bring home with us. At first he was all for it and checking out all the pumpkins, but once he realized he was getting dirty he didn’t want to “hold” anymore pumpkins. I kept asking him which one he wanted to take home or I would pick one out and ask him if he wanted that one, but all I got from him was “nooo…” Totally uninterested. But we finally succeeded with a pumpkin he could hold by the stem. No dirt, no fuss. Now his lovely little Elisha-sized pumpkin is sitting on the kitchen window sill with my repurposed baby jar vases (DIY posted here).
Beside the pumpkin patch was a yellow squash patch. Between the two there were hundreds of huge yellow flowers that I just couldn’t get enough of. Then Matthew informed me you could fry up the squash blossoms with cheese… I love squash and I love flowers and I definitely love cheese, but I am totally against cooking flowers. Seriously, food too pretty to eat. That’s my argument and I’m sticking to it.
I hope you all get a chance to go to your local pumpkin patch soon!
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So let’s all just overlook that I neglected last Friday’s Photo Challenge post. I had nothing…
This was taken during Elisha’s first trip to the Pumpkin Patch circa 2011. I miss that big round baby pumpkin head of his. However, not so much those sleepless nights during the entire first year of his life.
He and I both had a blast and we’ve been going every year since. And not only is there an actual pumpkin patch that you get to take a hayride to (if you have no idea what a ‘hayride’ is, you are too un-southern for your own good) to pick out your very own pumpkin to paint and take home but a small barn with a corn kernel pit to play in and a super tall slide with rolling bars to slide down from the top loft; a large playground area with tire swings, see-saws, and a large metal barrel painted like a dairy cow to ride; a small train made from more large metal barrels hauled by a small tractor to ride around the farm; and a General Store for souvenirs, snacks, and the such. Oh, and mums and hay bales and pumpkins everywhere. It’s a fall wonderland.
Matthew and I are oh so excited to take Shiloh this year for her first trip to the pumpkin patch. And to see Elisha enthralled about everything outdoors as usual. And if you have never been, find a patch to go to! Closer to September/October, of course. More than likely you and your family will not be disappointed. :)
This year, we spent Halloween trunk-or-treating with my family at Corinth Baptist Church. Elisha was a “Rock Star in Training” and Shiloh was a sweet “Lil’ Pumpkin.” We had a blast, especially Elisha who never gets to see his cousins Jackson, Maddox, and Braxton much since we moved to Hokes Bluff. Shiloh got to meet Maddox and Braxton for the very first time.
We almost opted out of Halloween this year since Shiloh is still so young, but knowing that Elisha only has this one Halloween at this age and it being the first one he could actually participate in I couldn’t turn it down. So I pulled together a quick costume Monday for him and luckily I had already bought an outfit for Shiloh when I was still pregnant with her.
Hope you all had a fun, safe, and spooktacular Halloween this year! Hopefully, we will be much more prepared for Halloween next year.