Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

This year I took Isaiah on a impromptu pumpkin patch trip. I had gone to Hillsboro to throw a baby shower for a friend, and my sister Michele asked if I wanted to go with her and her kids. I decided that would be fun and I ended up taking all of my sister Lindsey's kids with me as well.

From left to right: Tanner, Isaiah, Connor, Dallen, Emma, Bailey, and little Jeffery front and center.

He's such a cutie

These two are peas in a pod

He is so me!

Isaiah's smile is very fake here. He was scared to death to go on this train ride. The train takes you to the pumpkin patch and it passes through a very short, decorated tunnel. He thought for sure something was going to jump out at you. I think some of his cousins knew he was scared so they told him that to scare him even more. Even though Isaiah is an only child for now, he still gets doses of what other siblings are like through his cousins.

My beautiful sister Michele!

I am somehow notorious for snapping these photos with out realizing it until later.
(Notice the "keep off" sign)

I told the kids they could take home any pumpkin they could carry back themselves. Tanner actually carried this thing all the way back to the boat!
Isaiah rolled this thing all the way over to me only to get my disapproval. I finally gave in and got a wheel barrel.
Jeffery kept it small and simple. It was getting close to nap time so he was happy as a clam sitting on that pumpkin.
This is the boat we took back to the farm.
When it was time to go Emma turned into a witch. She was TIRED. She wanted to hold the kittens, she wanted to ride the train again, she wanted to play on the hay. When we passed by the popcorn stand she wanted popcorn. I told her no, and this sent her into a crying fit. I noticed they were handing out samples so I offered her some. She said, "I want a bag." I just laughed because she really is such a sweet girl, but man if she is tired she turns into a pill. I started walking towards the van and I looked back to see she had accepted the sample size offer and was happily stuffing her face as she walked toward the van. As soon as we pulled out of the parking lot I looked back to find Emma fast asleep with the cup suctioned to her chin. I had to pull over and snap a picture. The boys and I had a good laugh.


A LDS mother to three busy kids said...

Hey Stephanie!
This is Rachel Nye!
I found your blog through Christa's and thought I would say HI! Hope all is well. It was fun being your VT companion. We have a blog keithandrachelnye.blogspot.com :) as well. It has been fun to keep, almost like a journal.

Cute pics. The pumpkin patch is always a fun place for kids.

Jessica said...

So funny! And I LOVE that pic of the cup stuck on the chin. Hilarious!!

clintandleximorgan said...

Stephanie, you're so funny....not the cool cousins list...the cousins I know better than others and I'm broke so I can only print so many announcements list. Great..now you're gonna spread lies about this crazy cool cousins list I have. Fabulous! :) Well, if there was a cool cousins list...at list you can know you'd be at the top! You're fabulous!

Plus the pumpkins pics are cute. Your family gets together for fun like we did when we were kids. Oh, to be young again!

Erica said...

I love Oregon in the fall, ya know where it's actually cool enough to wear a jacket or vest, it looks like fun :)

Bob and Julie said...

I LOVE the pumpkin patch! Do they still have that cheesy shark that comes out of the water? No wonder Isaiah was scared! The pictures of the pumpkins the kids chose are priceless....and my favorite has got to be Emma with the cup. So funny! You're so much fun!!

Kirk + Chelsea said...

What a gorgeous spot for a pumpkin patch! Gosh, right on the water like that! We still need to get our pumpkins- I feel so out of it that we don't have one yet. Isaiah is such a cute kid!

Nicole said...

Those cousins are cute. It's pretty lucky that those kids get to grow up doing so much together... even if they are cranky sometimes.

Christa said...

Looks like fun, I love going to the pumpkin patch it feels really family oriented. That pic of the little girl asleep with the bubble gum (or whatever it is) is hilarious!

Crystal said...

hey steph!! we love the pumpkin patch too. but i must say that you are a BRAVE WOMEN! taking all those kids by your little lonesome self makes me tired just thinking about it! but it does look like they had a great time though. your the best aunt EVER. and that pic of emma at the end is hilarious! lol.