the kids and pumpkins
I really, really, really wanted to go to a fall festival this year. Not just a freebie one with a bunch of vendor booths, but one that has slides, mazes, haystacks, tunnels, farm animals, kettle corn, and wagon rides that takes you to a real pumpkin patch, where we can cut a pumpkin straight from the vine. Yes, it would cost $$$, but worth every penny because of all the great pictures I would get.
But, long story short, it looks like I will have to wait another year.
However, to make sure that I still have some pumpkin pictures for 2013, we visited a local "farm" yesterday. Actually, I wouldn't call it a farm, but more of a nursery where pumpkins, fall squash, mums, and local fruits are sold. Everything was laid out really pretty and there were actually lots of spots to take pictures of the kids.
Overall, we had a good time exploring, touching, and the kids tolerated my constant, "can you stand here and smile? Don't move, please." We ended up taking home a tiny pumpkin and a fall squash and both kids were pleased. Anna even slept with her pumpkin during nap.
One of my favorite thing about fall is all the photo opportunities and I can't wait for the leaves to start changing color!