Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Saturday we went to our local "pumpkin patch" (really just a side yard at a local church in the middle of a neighborhood, but you make do, you know?)

The kiddos love it. Look forward to it. For months last year following October, we would drive by the empty lot and Madeleine would say "No pumpkins, Mommy."

But on Saturday, they were ready for us.

And of course, my first priority was snapping a few pictures in the quest for the ever elusive "perfect pumpkin".
This one above was the best "posed" shot. (Why they pass out the pumpkin patch stickers at the beginning of your visit, I'll never know. They must not be camera-toting moms!)
But I LOVE the shots we got when I told them to lean in and hug each other.
And while none of them turned out perfectly (my focus was off), as Karen Russell would say, they are emotionally perfect. Real smiles. Real fun. Real life.
This little girl pulled this tee-nincy wagon behind her the whole time. Cutie.

A few close-ups:

And our prize pumpkin! (Carried by my very favorite guy!)


debbieback said...

looks like a great time was had. lovely pics =)

Diane Payne said...

Looks like you had a great time!

lisa truesdell said...

i'm having a squee fit over the wee pink wagon filled w/ pumpkins. that's adorable!!!

Davinie Fiero said...

I'm digging the wee wagon too. We have a red one at home but it would have been super cute to drag it to the patch. Great pics Kimber-Leigh!


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