All the leaves are brown…

So it seems that Autumn may finally be coming to the Midwest. It was cold enough to wear a long sleeve t-shirt yesterday. OK, I did see some people wearing shorts and t-shirts but I’m so ready, I just sweated it out! πŸ™‚ You know, it’s not like I don’t like summer, I love it. And, I will dearly miss my flip flops, I’m just ready for the heat to end. Plus, I love fall weather. All cuddled up with a hot cup of cider and my old sweatshirts…what’s not to love?!?! So, today it was supposed to be like 80 but it’s going down to the 50’s by the middle of the week. Weird, I know, but that’s our part of the country for you!
Yesterday we made finally got around to taking the peanut to her first pumpkin patch. And, let me tell you how my husband was kicking and screaming the whole way, and then he had so much fun. Now, let me state, he’s not a fit thrower by nature but we are broke and it did cost per person. However, the peanut was free and then our pumpkin was only 38 cents. I’m so not kidding. They are by the pound and we let the peanut pick out which one she wanted and here it is…
Here are some pics of our family at the patch. Unfortunately the peanut wasn’t really feeling good yesterday (I’ve been sick for days and am afraid I gave her it too!) so we didn’t get too many smiles out of her. We never get pictures of our whole family as I’m always the one behind the camera so that was fun!

Oh, and the peanut went on her first hayride…

…yeah, it was really THAT messy!! She had a good time though so we didn’t mind at all. We’ve come to learn that she is very tactile so it was fun for her to get her hands in it.

Speaking of getting her hands in it…last week the peanut also made her first mudpies. Yep, you heard that right…MUD PIES!! We were walking around our yard when she spotted a big bunch of mud and just couldn’t resist sticking her hands down in it. My first reaction was…NOOOO!! But before I could say it I remembered how that never would have been allowed in my family and how I would have loved it as a child! Well, the peanut would too so I just let her do it. I mean, it’s just mud, it washes. Of course she had a new shirt on and the mud didn’t all come out, but I just rationalize that it was a $2.50 shirt from Wal-Mart and you can’t put a price tag on a childhood. And boy did she have fun! My only regret is that I didn’t have my camera. Oh well, I’ll just save that memory in my heart!

Have a good week all!


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. girlymama
    Oct 22, 2007 @ 06:23:39

    Way to be the fun mom who doesn’t freak out about messes!!

    It totally goes against my cleaning-obsessed brain, but I really try to something messy at least once a week. (The morning before i clean, of course πŸ˜‰ like baking or fingerpaints. They’re only babies once!!

    pumkin kiss picture is ADORABLE!


  2. Tracey
    Oct 22, 2007 @ 07:19:13

    I saw you on blogrush, so I thought I would peek…

    The leaves here in Harford County MD are brown too! Due to a long drought the leaves are drab this year. The temperature is horrible too. Upper 70’s to 80 in mid October! What is up with that?? We just got back from a trip to Deep Creek Md where the leaves are amazing. No fair! Anyway, glad you enjoyed your autumn adventure with your adoreable daughter.


  3. Ann
    Oct 22, 2007 @ 11:18:39

    So totally cute! Reminds me of Kiki’s 1st trip to the ‘patch’. I have the cutest pics of that time too!! At 10 she still likes to go…we’re supposed to be going tomorrow with some little friends. I love-love the tiny pumpkin your little one picked! Ooh, I have a tactile one as well…today she was helping me bake, and next thing ya know she is all ‘hands-in’ the flour..”mom, you gotta try this, it feels sooooo cool!” lol – have fun with that one!!


  4. Mama Zen
    Oct 22, 2007 @ 19:14:51

    The pumpkin patch is so much fun! Great pictures!


  5. Carrie
    Oct 22, 2007 @ 19:59:29

    Oh how fun! Love the pictures – looks like she had a great time even if she didn’t feel good.
    And hooray for cooler weather FINALLY! It’s cooler here today – high of 57 – and I am ecstatic!!! LOL
    Hope you have a good Monday!
    God bless πŸ™‚


  6. Elizabeth
    Oct 22, 2007 @ 21:03:46

    Can’t beat the Pumpkin Farm, Can’t beat 38 cent pumpkins (isn’t it great to have a little one who can enjoy a tiny pumpkin even more than a big one because they can carry it around and hold it themselves, vs my big kiddos who want the BIGGEST most EXPENSIVE pumpkins!) I just love the simplicity and satisfaction of young children, it warms my heart every time! And no beating MudPies when you are Small πŸ™‚


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