Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Fall Y'al!

After years of seeing adorable pictures like these from friends and family that visited a pumpkin patch with their little ones, I decided that there was no time like the present to start our own fall family tradition. So yesterday we loaded up the munchkin and headed out to the Old Time Christmas Tree Farm pumpkin patch.

I was so excited when we pulled up - the parking lot was full of little kids hauling their wagons full of pumpkins to the car. The patch itself had hayrides and slides and a 'petting zoo' (two goats). There were piles of pumpkins everywhere - the day was going to be great!! Then we got out of the car and reached for the diaper bag....only there was no diaper bag...which meant there was no back into the car we got. The 20 minute ride home quickly turned into a "I thought YOU had gotten it" argument. Aw, the sounds of a fun-filled family day....

Anyway, we got home, got the diaper bag and got back to the pumpkin patch where it was now 100 degrees (I just love TX fall weather), and joined the 175 other parents trying to capture cute pictures of their kids when we noticed the stain creeping up the back of Carter's onesie...

Oh my gosh, did we had the blow out of all blow outs! Back out to the car we went, and it was good thing we now had the diaper bag!! I won't go into the details because every mom has been there, but of course the day he's in a onesie that has to come up over his head is the day this kind of thing happens. At least I had a full-sized container of wipes in the car because the travel pack just would not have cut it yesterday...he got a head to toe wipe down before the new clothes went on.

15 minutes later, he was cleaned up, changed and we were ready for a third try...

We actually had fun getting some very cute shots. Then we loaded up a wagon with our own loot of pumpkins and an hour later, we were finished. Stephen even let me stop by a friend's antique store to buy a few things I had been eyeing for our dining room before we headed home for the UT vs. OSU Football game and...well, let's just say that despite the mis-haps, it turned out to be the perfect fall day after all :)

The money shot

Pumpkins :)

Yes, we were those parents.

The boys rooting Texas on to victory

The perfect 'end' to a perfect day

1 comment:

Allison said...

cute pictures...he is adorable :) and the longhorn hiney of course makes it even better ;)