Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Word(less/ful) and Special Exposure Wednesday--Not Behind, I'm Ahead

You might think that I'm a little behind because it's almost Thanksgiving and I'm showing you pictures taken at a pumpkin patch but not so I tell ya'! Just keep scrolling.

I've told you before that Jack likes to do his own thing and we have the most fun when I just go with the flow. Well, on this particular day, he wanted nothing to do with the beloved horse of last year. Instead, he was all about these picnic tables located next to the horsey swings.

Feeling the wood grain

We hung out there for awhile then walked past all the animals that the other kids were excitedly petting and climbed up into the loft of the barn where Jack decided to mess with me.

You missed me!

Missed again!

Okay, here you go!

After an upsetting simulated shoot out [every kid in the loft started bawling because the gunfire scared them including the very verbal 10 year old who said, "Stupid cowboys! I hate cowboys." as he sobbed.], we decided to head back outside and jumped on the hay ride to the pumpkin patch.

This was a self portrait that did not come out right but look closely! See? Jack has my eyes.

Another mom who was also solo with her kiddo took our picture in exchange for taking theirs. Her kiddo was a little more cooperative about looking at the camera.

Then we set off to find our pumpkin!

Put the camera down and come on!

Okay, here's your shot of me and the pumpkin.

On our way back to the car, we checked out the Christmas Tree selection. See? I told you I was ahead. Who else has Christmas Tree pickin' up on their blog BEFORE Thanksgiving?

I like the way this one feels.

I was tired so I let Jack drive home.*

*Yeah, right! It would be a dream come true for him. This kid is ALL boy. He really thinks he ought to be allowed to drive already.

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Alison said...

That looks like such a fun day!

Lianne said...

We tried out that pumpkin patch in Harpersville for the first time this year. It was great--save for the shootout that scared us all.

I say let Jack drive. You could catch a nap on the way home...Sounds like a plan to me! :)

Marie said...

Thanks, Alison, it really was fun.

Marie said...

Lianne-your kids got scared by the shootout too? I wonder if any of the kids like that stuff.

Annie said...

Looks like both of you had lots of fun. My favorite picture is the one you said he is driving because you are tired, so funny.

Stopping from 7 clowns circus

Muthering Heights said...

It looks like you both had a nice time!

Smithsholidayroad said...

I love these pics and seeing your day up close! looks like a beautiful festive day! Cooper thinks Jack is so cool driving and just like him! ( Cooper also loves to drive and anything 4 year old boyish!) thanks for sharing :) Bron

Marie said...

Thanks, Bron. It was a beautiful day. Boys are so much fun, aren't they?

sheila said...

OMG, that one of him near the end with the pumpkin? I can just picture him saying "ALL RIGHT ALREADY!" lol

Very sweet pics, Jack's a cutie and seems like a very old soul!

Jenni said...

Looks like a super fun day!

Annie said...

What fun memories! My 2 yo does the same thing when I take her pic - she won't show her face on the camera for anything :)

Happy WW - have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Ashley's Mom said...

I love my boy children the best - wait, no - I love my girl children the best - no, boys - no, girls - Heck, I just love them all!

Great pictures!!

Marie said...

LOL! I can honestly say that I among my grown boy stepson, my litte boy, and my boy kitty cats, I love my boy children the best, absolutely without a doubt. :)

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

What great pictures! Looks like you both had a blast. Love the way Jack looks driving - I bet he would LOVE that!

Michelle said...

Looks like it was a fun time; and it looks like he was obliging you with the picture with the pumpkin LOL

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Looks like he enjoyed himself- there were nice looking pumpkins too! Happy Thanksgiving!

Marie said...

Thanks, Melissa, MTM, it was fun. They had some gorgeous pumpkins. Scroll back a few posts and you'll see our Jack O' Lantern.

Run DMT said...

Pumpkins and Christmas trees? Wow! Now that's a one-stop-shop for all your holiday needs!

I shoot out would have totally scared me too. I agree, "Stupid cowboys!" You'll put you eye out with that thing!

It looks like you all had a great time despite the drive-by cowboys. :-)

mommytoalot said...

What an awesome day.
LOL @ driving..both my little ones actually think they can drive. Abby is always asking.."mom, I drive home?"
Love the pictures.
Love that its still warm out where you are.
Happy thanksgiving to you and yours