Sunday, October 27, 2013

Pumpkin Picking Time!

It's the weekend again!
My, how time is flying right now!
It's time for my Weekend Walk post with Helen at A Flash Of Inspiration.
So, where'd I go this week?
Pretty much nowhere once again.
Last week it was the transmission repair that kept me without a car and this week Mr. H has been in a lot of back pain that resulted in doctor visits, MRI, and the bad news that he has a rather large cyst on his spine. He'll be needing some surgery, but we can't see the Neurosurgeon until late November. So anyhow, I'm home with him, he's not bed ridden or anything I just feel guilty going on a photo shoot when he's stuck at home and in pain. I guess I've said all that to say walks will be very close to home for the next several weeks. I'll have to get really creative!

I was able to spend a very wonderful morning with my son and his family at the pumpkin patch. I never took my kids to the pumpkin patch. I really don't think I knew there was such a thing. We always picked out our pumpkin at the grocery store. I feel like they really missed an important part of childhood. It would have been so much fun. Well, they have their own families now and going to the pumpkin patch is one of their family traditions. Sometimes I'm able to go with them!

This is my son's family. His wife is holding their littlest, whose six months old, and my son is helping their oldest, whose four, find the perfect pumpkin.

Both of these boys just seem to absorb everything around them. They both look at things in a deep, concentrating way.
Isaac wasn't too sure about all those bright orange things surrounding him. He did finally relax and propped his arm up on the nearest pumpkin.  Of course, the pumpkins were all out in the bright sunlight, so it wasn't ideal for pictures; lots of shadows.
There was a large culvert with hay bales piled on each side so you could climb over it or run through it. This is my favorite picture of Aaron. I love all that motion and his happy smile! I lost count of how many times he ran through the tunnel!

Aaron loves all types of trains. It doesn't matter whether they're real or "fake" as he calls them. He's on the train with his cousin anxiously waiting to pull out of the station.
Aaron helped me look through the pumpkins to find one with  a curly stem. Most of the stems were cut off pretty straight and short, but he finally spotted one and it's perfect!

I also picked up some tiny pumpkins and gourds to put in my little blue doll chair.
It was a wonderful day with family and friends!
Lots of smiles and laughing!
Wonderful memories!

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  1. So sorry about your hubby back, nothing worse than a painful back for sure. Just the cutest grands even in the sun. Love the little ones expression next to the big pumpkin. Sweet memories.

  2. Sorry to hear poor Mr H isn't too good. Your photos prove that you don't have to go far to capture interesting things - there's always something nearby ... we just have to think and seek it out! I must admit it's only recently that I'd ever heard of pumpkin patches .. they sound fun places for the kids and grown ups!

  3. So sorry to hear about your hubby and his upcomming surgery. What a wonderful fall tradition to spend time with your family at a Pumpkin Patch. Lovely pics and especialy the image of Isaac, he so cute! It's hard to find a pumpkin with a curly stem, but with a little helper at your side you found definitley the perfect one. They are so photogenic, don't you think?

  4. Your husband will be in my thoughts - it is hard when our partners are in pain. You can certainly tell from your images what a great time everyone had at the pumpkin patch. Love the curly stemmed pumpkin - a great "twist"!

  5. Ah, pumpkins and grandsons. The definition of a good life.
    (well except for Mr. H in pain. Hope all is well soon)

  6. Pumpkin patches are always so fun. I've seen some with lots of different activities for the kids and some that are pretty plain other then the pumpkins but I always think it's a great place for kids to visit. I'm glad you got to share this one with your family. The boys look so happy and cute.
    Sorry to hear about your hubby, being in pain is never fun. Hoping all goes well with the upcoming surgery.

  7. What fun to share this adventure with your cute grandsons. That pic of Aaron in the tunnel is wonderful! I like your blue chair with its little pumpkins. Hope your hubby gets relief soon!

  8. One of the best fall traditions is going to the pumpkin patch with the grandkids and it certainly looks like your cute boys were having lots of fun....So glad you got to go with them...I am sorry about your hubby and the upcoming surgery....I will pray for him....

  9. Lovely shots of autumn and such fun ones of your grandsons. I really like your blue doll chair with the gourds. I hope your husband's health will soon be on the mend.

  10. Sounds like a wonderful day together. I went once with Mallory to the pumpkin patch on a preschool field trip. All I remember was that it was freezing cold and all I did was wipe noses the whole time there. There is something to be said for the grocery store experience.

  11. Such a lovely family, love your shots of them. And I love the curly pumpkin stalk - great shot. Sorry to hear your husband is in pain and needs surgery - sending good thoughts and prayers to you both.

  12. What a fun outing. I especially like the culvert shot and the sense of speed and "all-boy" you captured.


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