Being Brickner : The Pumpkin Patch

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Pumpkin Patch

We made our way to our first pumpkin patch of the season last weekend, forever one of my favorite family activities of the year!  It's been unseasonably hot here, above 80 and not fall-like at all, but I was still determined to get us there to kick off all the fall fun.  We went early before it got too hot, but by the time we got in the car to head home, we were all sweating and both the girls ended up undressing before we even made it to the house.  Ha - this weather is SO crazy!

Our favorite little local pumpkin patch closed down this year, I always loved it because it was small, never crowded, and had the prettiest pumpkins -- so off we we went to the big commercialized one this time around.  This place has fair rides and hayrides and bounce houses and farm animals and every single fall treat you could ever think of (plus you know, the pumpkins), the girls were in heaven and it was all I could do to keep them off the rides the entire time.  A few hours, way too much money, a couple pumpkins, and lots of happy smiles later -- another year at the pumpkin patch in the books!


Tonight we have Waverly's Trunk or Treat at school, we surprised her with a Shimmer costume (from her favorite show, Shimmer & Shine) this week to wear and she was so excited, she actually told me last night that "tomorrow is going to be the best day of my life".  This year both the girls actually picked out their own costumes for Halloween night as well, it seems my days of choosing them and getting them together for weeks are long gone, but watching their excitement over them makes up for it.  I can't wait to see them tonight, I especially think Avalon is going to freak out when she realizes she gets endless candy over the next few weeks -- sweet girl fights real food most nights and only wants sugar, so this pretty much her dream come true.

Wishing you and yours the happiest fall weekend! XO

PS -- Waverly's dress is from Little Cottonwood and is no longer available, but here is a similar one!
  

3 comments:

  1. It's on our bucket list this Fall, hopefully this weekend we will make it to our first pumpkin patch. The girls are getting so big!

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  2. It’s been in the 90s here with a few random 70 degree days! I’m ready for fall weather to get here and stay here. It’s just not right to be at the pumpkin patch and sweating with sunburns! Adorable pictures, friend. I can’t wait to see pictures of Waverly in the Shimmer costume. So cute!

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  3. I just love Waverly's freckles! And 80 degrees for pumpkin picking is just not okay!

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