Sunday, October 26, 2008

We had a fabulous day yesterday!! After finally deciding on a company to side out house (about time!!), and attending a friends' court of honor we went to a pumpkin patch. This is one of my most favorite things that we do in the fall time! The kids were excited all day to pick out their pumpkins.

Larkin and Daddy all excited for all of the festivities that the pumpkin patch had!
Arwen and Joshua spied the giant mounds of hay bales to climb on.
Here's Arwen taking a leap off the top of the hay mound! It was really high up there...this girl has no fear (or no brains!!)!
We like the pumpkin patch on Sauvie Island because they have a fun tractor ride out to their huge fields of pumpkins!
It was Arwen's mission to find the biggest pumpkin in the universe...and watch Daddy carry it and a child or two back to the car!
I love this picture of Noah. Aaron totally captured the real Noah. He is so expressive and full of passion about EVERYTHING! He has the greatest facial expressions.
We let Larkin get down and explore...she only ate one clump of dirt that I saw!
Here are the two pumpkins we decided on this year. This morning, when we got up, we noticed that one of our pumpkins had a huge crack in the side and was oozing pumpkin juices all over the counter...did we buy an already mangled pumpkin...or did a naughty troll do something to it when me and Aaron weren't looking. I'll let you be the judge of that...I have my suspicions!!

I don't know...the pumpkins look alright in this picture...not mutilated yet!
We stopped at the cute little farm store and bought baby pumpkins for the kids to carve. Thanks family, for such a fun day! We are so excited to carve our pumpkins tomorrow for Family Home Evening...or as Noah calls it, "Hamily Fome Evening!"

7 comments:

Danielle and the Boys said...

i'm gonna go with the naughty troll idea! :) you look gorgeous in these pictures...as always!

Christa said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful time! Love the pictures. Pumpkin Patches are so great for family fun!

Grandma Carrot said...

All of your children are going to remember this wonderful tradition you have! Can't wait to see all of your carvings...

meghan said...

Those pictures are so cute and adorable, way to capture them!

Mike said...

Why green pumpkins? Or do they turn Orange really fast?

aarastas said...

They aren't as green as they look in this picture...they are orange on the other sides. We just thought a little green on them would be cool.

Anonymous said...

The other day I stepped in something wet on the kitchen floor and at first I was upset because I thought it was dog or cat pee but then later I noticed that our pumpkin that we carved had rotted and had fallen in on itself. It had turned into a mushy rotten mess. Maybe there is a pumpkin flu going around this year. G&G Nielsen