Halloween Party, the Pumpkin Patch and Fall Days

We hosted our annual Halloween Costume Party a couple of Saturdays ago. I love that this has become a tradition for us! As usual, Piglet picked out the theme of our costumes. This year we were an ocean family. Match’s costume is my favorite! Also I love that Piglet announces proudly that he’s not just a killer whale, but an ORCA! ­čÖé That boy loves his sea animals! Oh, and in case you can’t tell, I’m Mommy Shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo doo!

We had some new faces this year, and the families from the neighborhood. I’m so grateful for our “hood” and having this little tribe to help raise our boy.


The kids went a little feral!

We took Piglet to a different Pumpkin Patch this year. I loved getting lost in the corn maze, drinking apple cider, and just being together as a family.

It has been unseasonably warm here, and we’re soaking up the sun for now. Call me crazy, but I am looking forward to colder days. Still, the sun is beautiful, and since it’s been dry, Piglet has been enjoying making “leaf angels”.

Match has been working out of town on a long distance job. He’s been gone 4 days a week, leaving early Monday and coming home late evening Thursdays. It’s been hard having him gone, and it makes these sweet family weekends even more special. I’m grateful for video chat and the ability to stay connected even when he’s away from home. I can’t wait for this job to be done so we can have him back home with us every night!

How’s your October, readers? Are you soaking up this time of year? It’s my absolute favorite.

Can We Go to the Punkin’ Patch?

“Can we go to the punkin’ patch mama?” This is the question that Piglet has asked me every day since we went to the pumpkin patch last weekend. It made quite the impression on our little guy. Not only did they have a pumpkin patch, hay rides, corn maze, and all sorts of other things, but there was a TRAIN.


That little boy had the best day!

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His first hayride! He was so excited that we were being pulled by a tractor.


He’s good at being a little minion.


He picked out his favorite pumpkins and gave them some extra love. We even found him his own “baby pumpkin”.


He had so much fun at the pumpkin patch that he begged me to take him back the next day. How could I refuse? We had more time to check out the rest of the farm. There was the petting zoo:


There was the slide tunnel:



We hung out with another minion:


We rode the small tractors:


Then we rode on the top of a fire engine:


It’s no wonder he keeps asking to go back! We had a great time at the punkin’ patch. Looking forward to our next trip!

Pumpkin Patch With the Cousins

Yesterday┬áI met up with my step sister-in-law and my 3 nephews for a fun play date at the pumpkin patch. It was round 2 for Piglet, and I had hoped to get better smiley pictures. He is battling yet another cold (oh how I miss the nursing immunities!) and so he wasn’t cheeking for the camera. But he did have a great time running around with his older cousins. I love how sweet the boys are with him, and how well they get along.

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It’s crazy sometimes to look at them and know they aren’t actually related to Piglet by blood. He looks so much like them! The way I see it, family is family. Sometimes when we all get together, strangers ask if all 4 are mine. I love the herd of boys, but oh boy that would be a handful full time!

It was such a fun day, and I cherish the times I get to spend with these four sweet boys!

Piglet’s Pumpkin


Last┬áMonday we took Piglet to the pumpkin patch. It’s the patch we go to every year, and we were so excited to bring Piglet now that he’s mobile. Last year he was just a 5 month old little peanut and this year he’s a rambunctious toddler. He also decided he was anti-camera, even though he normally cheesey smiles every time he sees a camera like object. It might not look like it, but I swear he really was having fun!


We lucked out and had a relatively cool afternoon, though I wish it had been even colder. It was nice to finally wear jeans! I attempted to get a family photo. Anyone know a trick for getting a kiddo to smile for a camera set on timer? There’s no one to make goofy faces and get him to laugh!



We had a great time once again at the pumpkin patch. I’m hoping to bring him to a couple more before the end of the month. Don’t you just love this season?




Piglet’s First Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Last week we took Piglet to the pumpkin patch. Last year I had just found out I was pregnant with our little pumpkin.  This year we were so excited to finally be bringing our little baby to the patch.

ppatch1We had so much fun wandering around the patch. Piglet had so much fun spending time with Mommy and Daddy. I’m not sure if he even noticed the pumpkins, but we definitely got some big smiles out of him!


These last two pictures are my favorite. I think they capture the happiness we were all feeling. I love Fall, and our sweet lil pumpkin baby!



I love the magic of fall, as the leaves ┬áchange their color and the air grows cooler. I’m looking forward to snuggling up under blankies, to warm apple cider, and the holidays just around the corner. Piglet finally being here makes it all that much more special.