certainly not the last post you'll read about a pumpkin patch

Monday, October 5

Today, we woke up to crisp air and an Everett who slept the whole night in his own bed. The perfect morning. At 7:30, Everett came into our still darkened bedroom, and Isla heard him first, popping her head up and waving to him, "Ha-ah!" A solid hi. I went downstairs with the kids, turned on the Today show, and made myself and Everett some hot chocolate while Tyson got dressed. He came bounding down the stairs a few minutes later, scooped Isla up and asked her if she'd like to go on a walk. Tyson bundled in her snuggliest bear suit while I pushed Everett's arms through his coat, reminding him of the sleeve-grab trick, which I'm certain has been passed down from generation to generation, preserving us all from the dreaded bunchy sleeve under your coat debacle.  From the kitchen window, I watched their knit-covered heads bobble in the back of the red wagon, as they rounded the corner out of sight. And now here we are. Me with a solid 30 minutes to retrieve the photos being hoarded on my phone and put them somewhere at least slightly more respectable.

And so. Our weekend evening at the pumpkin patch...
 Correction, our weekend evening at the LARGEST pumpkin patch I've ever seen in my life ...
This was only the third field. 
 
 Asking Everett to pick a pumpkin is like asking a perfectionist to pick a favorite item, when all he has to choose from are things that are dirty and scuffed. Terrible analogy. Never mind. 
 After much deliberation we finally settled on a beautiful, white, round one just big enough for his arms. He literally bounced up and down with joy when we broke the wipes out and cleaned the dirt off his perfect pick.
 This here is a red pumpkin. Don't you hate it when your favorite filter ruins everything?
 And what IS it about babies on pumpkins? Why do we do this to them?
 Today we'll go with, don't know, don't care.
Because LOOK.
 Two little heads bobbing through a hay maze.
I suppose it's appropriate that Everett was born the day before Halloween, because the man loves him some Halloween paraphernalia. When he jumped behind the mummy for a picture, I was like, "Kay smile!" and he was like, "Nooo! I'm being scary!" 
Duh mom.
 Everett was initially thrilled with his first mechanical bull ride, but then got bored because the operator had the audacity to take it easy on a three-year-old.
This next piece of equipment was Everett's idea, because of course it was. What is so interesting about this little boy is that even with the general carefulness that he goes about his life with, he loves thrill rides. Roller coasters, as big as he can get them, all day long. And apparently medieval looking contraptions that hang you upside down too.
 THUMBS UP.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

So where is this pumpkin patch? It would be nice if you mentioned that.

Laura said...

I literally just LOL'd because I taught the 'grab the sleeve' trick to my two year old just 10 minutes ago!

Jordan said...

I am obsessed with the pictures of you and Everett on that ride! They're perfectly still. Do you know what your camera settings were? Also, do you use VSCO presets? I love the color.

YOU ARE ADORABLE!

Lydia Lois said...

Pumpkin patch pictures are quite literally the best. Freezing cold hands from being out of their gloves for said pictures (at least in my case) but THE best none the less!

thesecrazymontanas.com said...

I'm pretty sure I found some pumpkin patch pictures of all of us together when we were littles! I HAVE to get them to you! Your pictures/posts are always so on point. XOXO Tavia

Jenny said...

Hi Sydney. I've been lurking your blog forever, but this is the first time I've commented on your blog (or anyone's blog for that matter) so I guess this is kind of a big deal. Hahah. I've always been captivated by your writing voice and just want to mention how gifted you are in the writing department! Thank you for sharing your life. I've loved every minute of reading about it!


Now onto commenting on your actual post... we visited a pumpkin patch recently, but this one looks way more fun and awesome. You actually get fresh from the vine pumpkins on a real farm! Love it.

sanja tedesco said...

Oh wow wow! What an amazing day!!!

Alexis Maragni said...

I'm truly glad that you share these moments of your life on here! For the past 5 years or so it's been great to see your stories and lives evolve. It seems as though blogging is almost like your version of scrap-booking!

Emma Kate said...

This looks like such a fun day! I have so many fond memories of going to he pumpkin patch with my parents and sister when I was little and I'm sure your kids will cherish these memories!

Lacey Thompson said...

That looks so fun!! Were you guys at the Farmstead?

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