It's an annual event for us to go pumpkin picking with the kiddos each fall. They love searching for the biggest and best pumpkin that they can find and carry back to the car. This year was a bit dismal in the size and quantity of pumpkins as our long hot dry summer isn't what the pumpkins thrive on. As you can see from this first picture the 'pickings' were sparse. It didn't diminish the enthusiasm of T and D though, they were up for the task!
Oh! Look at this little baby one D said.
You may notice that we come prepared with heavy gloves and cutters. The vines are prickly and those little things are hard to get out of your hands if you should be so unfortunate to get one. We ended up with 21 pumpkins that now decorate our yards. These are very small compared to what we usually get but the fun of going and stopping for an ice cream on the way home made it all worthwhile! :o)
I am really big on family traditions as I know you all are too. I think it is so important for kids to have those traditions to remember and carry on in their future families. These are some of the threads that weave us together so tightly and I intend to be pumpkin picking with my kiddos and their kiddos even if I am older then dirt! :o) What are some of your favorite family traditions?
My nighttime visitors were here again a couple days ago. They always are looking for something to eat with birdseed being their favorite snack.
I had the door open and was down on my knees trying to get a good face shot and I think they would have come right in and made themselves to home!! Yes, I was using my zoom!! Don't you think he was smiling for the camera?
This is Momma. I think she may be the one living in the hayloft with this brood of hers. Smart girl. BUT, she is getting her eviction papers as she is not the best tenant to have..........
I happened onto this family shot taken at the coast probably 7 or 8 years ago. It is one of my favorites and I'm glad I found it. I see Son has a wedding ring on so it has been within the last ten years as they have been married that long. Wish pictures came with dates on them. Does anyone know how to have dates automatically be on digital pictures? I am so clueless on camera tech! Note the Hubs has on a lobster bib, great fashion accessory.
It's a beautiful day today, only 44* this morning when Dad and I went for our walk. Dawn (Call Me Grandma Dawn) be sure you bring a sweater, hoodie or jacket when you come to Maine in a couple of weeks!!