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 I 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 Monday 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  change 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.




Talk to Us Tuesday-#6 Pumpkin Fest Fails and Moving Boxes

Um, could we go back to the haunted house? Cause, this is creeping me out.-Buffy the Vampire Slayer

It’s my fav bloggy day of the week, Talk to Us Tuesday with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn.

  • Last week I told ya we were heading to the Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay with Sassy Family. Well, the problem is, so was the rest of the bay area apparently. It was a shoulder to shoulder crap fest. We tried to make the best of it, but it really was terrible. Here’s how much of the giant pumpkins I was able to see:

  • The highlight of the day was getting to take Sassy Daughter through the haunted house. No one else wanted to go so it was just her and me. How cute is she in her little Alice costume? She was so shy when the pirate talked to her.

She was totally freaked out, even by the decorations. She grabbed my hand and held on tight. When we walked through the haunted house, she actually jumped into my arms and hung on like a little spider monkey! It was the sweetest thing.

  • After the haunted house we parted ways with Sassy Fam. They were just as overwhelmed by the crowd as we were. So Match and I headed up to Marin and grabbed dinner at a pub. It was a nice evening and I was happy it was just the two of us.
  • In House news, we heard back about the appraisal. The great news is that it appraised for more than we’re paying for it, so we have instant equity. Woohoo! The not so great news is the super picky FHA people are requiring that a small part of the outside be repainted before they’ll approve the loan (lame). But that is small potatoes in the grand scheme of things. I’m just so relieved they didn’t find any deal breakers. Next step is just to get the loan finalized!
  • I’m so excited to move for what should be a very, very long time. I counted it out and I’ve moved 14 times in the last 10 years. How ridiculous is that?
  • In  travel news, it will be just 11 days we’ll be leaving for Oregon to see my family!! I cannot wait.