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Tuesday, October 14, 2008
10.14.08 Pumpkin Patch
Well, since we finally had our Halloween costumes completed, we took the boys to the pumpkin patch tonight, hoping for a fun family evening and some great fall pictures (it's funny to think it actually is the middle of October despite the very HOT day).
Pumpkin patches down here are a lot different than the ones at home - you know, the ones where you go out in a field full of pumpkins that are still attached to the vine??? Here, they are already harvested and are lined up in great big long rows. Definitely a different experience than any I'd had before. But the "patch" we went to had hay bales, and various places set up to take pictures, etc. Mason was great. He was all smiles. But Grant, on the other hand, didn't want to smile for the pictures, even when I showed him I had candy if he he cooperated. We did get a few semi-smiles. He's just in this phase where he doesn't want to smile for pictures for some reason. He did enjoy the pumpkins, despite the fact that he succeeded in thoroughly frustrating his daddy. We left with Chris frustrated and Grant crying all the way to the car. On the way home, Mason started screaming, so I pulled out the cheerios and ended up spilling the whole bowl full all over the car. I think Chris was never so happy to finally get home.
Despite all the frustrations, I did have a good time and enjoyed my boys in their costumes. Everyone else thought they were adorable, too, and I even had someone ask me if I were a professional seamstress (Way to go, mom!). She also asked if I were a professional photographer because I had a nice camera. She was funny.
Unfortunately, there are a lot more cute pictures of Mason than of Grant. The little booger just wasn't cooperating. So enjoy the ones of Mason and hopefully soon Grant will be in better spirits! :-)
Oh, and several of you have asked if Chris was going to be the scarecrow and I, Dorothy. The answer: Probably not. But only because the party we were going to was cancelled. Otherwise, yes that was the plan. And I even tossed around the idea of dressing Emma Lou as Toto! :-)
The Tin Man and Cowardly Lion
We just couldn't get them to smile at the same time!!!