Sunday, October 21, 2012

Always Gets Them Smiling

I started a new family tradition the first October we moved here to Virginia. A lot of drama was involved getting it going - namely that certain children almost didn't get to go - but in the end it was so worth it. Now it has never been a question whether we will go to the pumpkin patch or not, only a questions of when. There is something about walking through a field of pumpkins, growing on vines, surrounded by trees of orange, red and yellow that just screams fall. We've always had a good time. I always take a bunch of pictures. Other than Christmas it's probably the only time I can go through and see the changes in my children over the year. So, for our family that waits for new pictures of the childre here you are... It always puts a smile on everyone's face.

Too bad Bobby couldn't get Dillon's sunglasses on his head. It was a bit too bright for his taste.

Brooklyn's pumpkin looks like the perfect shape for a skull!

Caleb was the only kid that got an all orange pumpkin. He said it had a perfect, flat surface to carve on.

What Seth has in his hand are tiny, baby pumkins. I had to tell them to stop picking them though so they could keep growing!

This year the kids all seemd to want the green pumpkins. I thought they were pretty cool.  Dillon and Ayden both proudly carried their pumpkins this year. They are getting so big. Brooklyn is already a freshman in high school and it makes me wonder when she won't be joining us on this excursion - I hope it won't happen any time soon. This is always the perfect memory to begin a season of family, charity, thankfulness and good food!

Here a few extra shots - just for fun. Seems like I ended up with the most photos of Seth this year. One kid always ends up with a lot more than everyone else.

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