The make shift pumpkin patch | Mommy and Me Monday 142nd ed


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For six years running (even if very late in the game), we’ve made it to taking a family picture at the pumpkin patch. This year, my plan was to get one when we went to Stone Mountain. But it didn’t happen (some family members were allured by the glass blowing shop). After that, I sort of forgot. And by “sort of” I mean I completely and utterly forgot.

Like forgot until October 30th and knew that getting a family shot at any pumpkin patch wasn’t going to happen. I haven’t given up complete hope (maybe we’ll stumble upon some random pumpkins). But, until then, we walked over to our neighbor’s front porch where they had a bail of hay and a pumpkin. And while you can’t see either, know that we are sitting on the bail of hay, so voila. Instant pumpkin patch.

Mommy and Me Make shift pumpkin patch

Girls, it’s a good thing daddy has long arms and was able to get us all in the picture…and all smiling. So very thankful for that front camera so you can see how you look. Even sweet E was loving it (who is, interestingly a completely different skin tone then the rest of us). Happy pretend pumpkin patch. Next year, when mommy has a plan for a picture I’ll make sure I make it happen.

2006-2009 at the Pumpkin Patch

2010 at the Pumpkin Patch

2011 at the Pumpkin Patch

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  1. Love the pretend pumpkin patch! this picture turned out awesome!! You are so right E is a completely different skin tone then the rest of you! But you can see the family resemblance in her for sure!

    1. We’ll see if it lasts..or if she just had too much squash that week!

  2. yay for pretend pumpkin patch pictures!!

    you do what you can right?

  3. I laughed out loud reading this! E is a completely different skin color! Love this picture of your family!

  4. Mr. Serious says:

    This is the best patch picture ever! I love E’s face!

  5. Adorable family! We never did get that family pumpkin patch shot, either. You did a good job improvising! And yes, little E does look a bit more olive-toned than the rest of you. Looks like she might have gotten that from ol’ Mr. Serious, right?

    1. We did what we had to do, right? Hopefully, I’ll be more on the ball next year! Maybe from him….I’d say more his parents then him..he’s pretty well, pasty to me, too!

  6. Well it is a darling picture even if it is a pretend pumpkin patch. Have a great week. Hugs, Grammy Lura

    1. I like that I can pretend with you all and you still love it!

      Happy Sunday.

    1. I do what I can. Hopefully, they’ll like it one day, too!

  7. Haha! That is hilarious. Sounds like something I would do. 😉

    1. Well, then I’m feeling pretty good about my decision:)

    1. Hopefully next year, we’ll get back to our regularly scheduled picture!

  8. Adorable! Love that you were able to get in your pic! We never made it to Stone Mtn fest at all. Hopefully we will make the Christmas visit and see the snow!

    1. We’ve never been for the snow, but we’ll be going this year for sure!

  9. I’ll raise you no pumpkin patch and throw in a no carving pumpkins, either. My kids were too darn busy with 6 different Trick or Treating Events. Eek!

    1. Glad us “slackers” can stick together! Ha! We only did two trick or treating events this year…and that was definitely enough:)

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