Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Patch.

Last week, I was worried that the torrential downpours that have begun in Vancouver would prevent us from making it to the pumpkin patch on a weekend before Halloween.  But on Saturday, after it rained, then hailed, then rained some more, the skies cleared, sending us running frantically around the house preparing for a visit to our closest pumpkin patch.  I don't believe we have thrown things together that quickly since before Henry was born.


It was one of those rare and magical parenting days when things just work out perfectly and everyone is happy.  We managed to arrive just as the farm was opening, which meant we didn't wait in the mile-long lineup that formed just half an hour later. Everyone in the lower mainland had the same idea on the first (and possibly only) dry Saturday in October.  The sun peeked out for a good portion of the morning and took the edge off the chill.  And little Henry slept through most of the outing, easygoing baby that he is.

Lilah quickly put herself in charge of picking out the perfect pumpkin for each family member.


(A job she excelled at, natch.)


I remembered to accost a fellow patch-goer to get a family photo. That black dot below my chin and those two feet sticking out above my right leg?  Yep, that's Henry.


And what is a visit to the pumpkin patch without mini donuts?




And hay! Lots and lots of hay.

(Oh, these boys.  Be still my beating heart!)

Only two months old and this kid has already perfected Blue Steel.

I could not have asked for a more perfect fall day with my family.


Mwah! Happy fall.



Live and Love...Out Loud




15 comments:

  1. That looks like such a great day out. Your little boy posing just stole my heart! He is gorgeous!

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  2. What a fun family day at the patch! You got some cute pictures there!

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  3. Great pics!! Little Henry is precious!

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    1. Thanks. We think he's alright. ;)

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  4. You kids are simply beautiful!
    I really like the pic of your boys, but where is Mommy and Lilah's shot? Not really asking, I know us mommys are usually behind the camera and doing a hundred other things at the same time BUT it would have been nice too ;)
    Glad it was a fun family time!!!!

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    1. You must have read "The Mom Stays in the Picture." ;) I was saving that shot for tomorrow's post!

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    2. Actually I never read it lol.... have to check it out!

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  5. Beautiful photos Amanda!
    Little Henry is pulling at my heart strings. SO friggin adorably cute!
    Looks like your family had fun. Yay!

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    1. Thanks, Bruna. He really is such a sweet baby. He's making this mommy of a newborn gig seem pretty easy this time around.

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  6. Aw, how can i not love every single one of those photos. and it's almost impossible not to have fun in the patch. It was raining when we took our kiddos not so long ago. I forgot the rain jackets. And the ergo for Oz. Oh well. we still had fun. And i'm serious. :) What a beautiful family you have :)

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  7. You guys were SO lucky with that weather. Love all the pics. Good for you for getting a family shot even if HenZ is only a little black dot! *LOL*

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    1. HenZ. Love it! Dave keeps calling him Hank but I think Henz is my new top contender for a nickname.

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  8. We were at the same patch this week...and tomorrow I will be chaperoning my son's school visit to a different patch. We have a lot of pumpkins! Beautiful and amazing photos as always. You guys are all gorgeous.

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    1. Better get busy carving! We only have four pumpkins, and that already seems like a lot of work. ;)

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  9. What a beautiful moment well captured! So fun.

    Happy Sharefest. Have a great weekend.

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