Wednesday, October 19, 2011

the quest for the perfect pumpkin

every year we make a trip to our local pumpkin patch
to find the perfect pumpkin

and every year
pia chooses the first pumpkin her eyes spy
and zoe will take her sweet time
slowly examining each pumpkin, choosing one
and then a few minutes later, trading it for another one
that is "better"

i love this stolen moment--my baby sister joined us this year 

this lovely white pumpkin came home with me

and finally after much deliberation and careful choosing
zoe chose this pumpkin--and i have to admit it was a pretty good lookin' pumpkin!

i must admit, it's not the easiest family outing
i remember one year, pia refused to walk back to the tractor
so my hubs had no choice but to carry her 
and i had to carry four very large, very heavy pumpkins
through mud and very tall, very prickly grass
all the while trying to coax zoe to continue walking and not to
swap her chosen pumpkin for one that was "better"

oh, and another year we got lost in the corn maze
the year before that zoe fell in mud
um... you get the idea?!

 but honestly, i wouldn't do it any other way


Sarah said...

Zoe know's how to pick a pumpkin! Haha it does sound like you've had a rough couple of years, but good for you for trudging on!!!

- Sarah

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i love pumpkin patches - i think they are some of the best places for photos! you guys looked like you had lots of fun. :)

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} said...

as a kid & an adult, the pumpkin patch trip is my favorite fall activity! this year, my hubs & i had a tough time balancing our two gallons of apple cider, two dozen doughnuts & two pumpkins- i can only imagine it's more a juggling act with kids :-)

Mixie Studio said...

Looks like so much fun! I'm hoping to get our little one out to our local pumpkin patch before the season is over. LOVE that white pumpkin photo with your boots peeking' in ;-)

Sandy a la Mode said...

hahaha i just went to the grocery store and had a clerk come outside w/ me and pick the picture perfect pumpkin! we spent like 10 minutes digging through them. i had him help me b/c i didn't want to lift the heavy big ones w/ my prego belly. i think we did find a pretty darn good one that we'll be using for our maternity session, can't wait!!

Sarah Joy said...

So cute!
You & your girls are just precious :)

Jean said...

i love your outfits! sooo cuuuute! and love the pictures of your boots & the pumpkins.. too cute!!!

of the eight years we've been together, we've only carved pumpkins once, lol. but we go w/ family and/or take my nieces & nephews out to the orchards/patch every year.


They're adorable! We went pumpkin picking this past weekend but there is a pumpkin shortage here because of a hurricane we had back in August. There wasn't much to be had unfortunately. Glad you got some good ones :)

Ellyn said...

Aw, Jozen. You guys are adorable. Our pumpkin patch experiences were busts the last few times because Ella wasn't into it. But we'll keep tryin'!

Anonymous said...

I love shopping for pumpkins too. It's super fun! I always feel like a kid and I love it!

Aww, Zoe is so cute. Honestly, I would take long too lol. Gah, Halloween is so much fun!

XoXo, Bree
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smallburst said...

I love the pumpkin patch. We still have to take our trip and soon! My lovies tend toe be like Zoe-they're always trading-more than once! But it's ok-it's a very important task to bring the most perfect pumpkin home.

Marina said...

Pumpkins are not so popular here.. That's shame :(

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Well, at least every year you get to have a real adventure pumpkin picking. I would have loved to get lost in a corn maze but the one I was in made it way too easy to get out.

gina said...

sweet sweet post, family and pumpkins!

Alely said...

i'm just like zoe! glad you got your pumpkins. we still need to get ours : )

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Sounds like every trip to the local pumpkin patch turns into an adventure!

Mae this year I will take my girls too :-)

Paper-Charmed said...

love the boots :)

Sometimes Life is Bliss And Sometimes Not ! said...

Crew Cuts Pear boots Norah had a pair she wore until they busted man did she love those boots

Sometimes Life is Bliss And Sometimes Not ! said...

I have an eye ! I am just not so good at computers or I would make a better blog with more things on it :( I love kids and adults fashion love love it , but I like unique stuff not a lot of money just cool. I got Norah's pear boots at a thrift store and she dearly loved them

Sometimes Life is Bliss And Sometimes Not ! said...

the kids version was blue with green pears wishing that did not bust open now :( I heart rainboots and love those Missionis

simplyvonne said...

I spy missoni boots! how stylish! I cant wait until K is a bit older so we can go pumpkin picking!