Tuesday, October 20, 2009

the great pumpkin--good grief

Bug and I went to a farm/pumpkin patch with our neighbors on Sunday. A few observations:

  • Ketchup doesn't come off a camera lens very easily. See foggy photos as proof. Also, when an almost-three-year-old finds your camera mysterious things seem to happen (in addition to a ketchup covered lens). Note the black spot in the upper right-hand corner of the photos.

  • I'm raising a city boy. As soon as we paid our entrance fee, Bug screamed, "I wanna see the horsey." It took a few shouts on his part before I stopped trying to find the horse and realized this was the horse Bug was talking about. Sigh...

  • I still like a hayride. The last hayride I was on was in junior high on a Catholic church outing and it included several parents to make sure our seventh and eighth grade selves behaved.

  • Without prompting, Bug thanked the man driving the tractor that led our hayride.

  • Bug can maneuver a wheelbarrow filled with five pumpkins.

  • Pumpkins make me smile.

  • Bug checked the pumpkins that were on display at the front of the farm. He didn't want them because they were dirty. Who knew the ones in the patch were clean?

  • I felt sorry for the other people at the farm. When Bug found his pumpkin, he announced it was perfect.

  • Apple cider is good for coats.

  • Stopping at a church fair on the way home--BAD idea. Although it did provide an opportunity for Bug to throw a holy tantrum in public. That's always fun. It's been awhile...I had almost forgotten how long they can seem are.


  1. I love pumpkin farms. :) Not so much the tantrums in church. We've had a few of those ourselves. ;)

  2. the ketchup made all your photos look artsy.

  3. I agree about the ketchup. :)
    How nice that the little boy thanked the driver! How funny he's a city boy thinking the cow was a horsey!

  4. We went to the pumpkin patch this weekend too. I totally wanted to ride the pony! They didn't have any cows there. Love the pictures.

  5. sounds like a pretty normal excursion with a wee one.

  6. Gosh...I want to rush out to a pumpkin patch right now. I go insane trying to find the perfect one; could Bug come along?

    So sweet. I love how you told about your day. :)

  7. That's a cute horsey he found! City slicker, for sure! :)

    He had fun, you can tell!

  8. Awww nothing wrong with a cute lil' city slicker!