Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Pumpkin Patch

My kids are too old for the pumpkin patch this year.  I'm sad about that.  I found these the other day when I was cleaning out a drawer.




They made my heart ache just a little -- thinking about the days when a pumpkin patch was magic.  Giant pumpkins you could set three kids on for a great photo opp., a tractor pulling a huge wagon packed with people, scare crows, and a huge field full of pumpkins still on the vine.  Eden and Claire looked forward to it all year long.    A few nights later, we would get out the carving tools and spend the evening creating master pieces to be displayed on the front step on Halloween eve.    Such good days.


Have you visited a pumpkin patch this year?  If not, you should.   And I think I should too -- even if we can no longer fit on the giant pumpkin.

7 comments:

Jenni said...

those pictures are precious!

we are headed there with a group of friends on sunday!

Eunice said...

So very cute!

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

Love the pictures! I miss the pumpkin patches in the Pac NW. They were about the experience. All the ones I've found here in Utah are about making money. I can't believe how expensive everything is. Eight dollars for a hay ride? Seriously? I think we'll have to buy our pumpkins at a grocery store this year. Ugh.

meg duerksen said...

my sophomore asked if we could go to one this year and i looked at her and said "honey you'd be bored out of your mind!"
i miss those babies at the patch!

dandee said...

Oh, this post makes me want to run upstairs and grab my babes from their beds and just squeeze them. Why do they have to grow up so quickly?

Lyndsay said...

Awwww! So darling!

jasmine bailey-barfuss said...

Gorgeous babies, absolutely beautiful