Clearly, I should be given a medal.
(Or at least a nap).
Pumpkin Patch #1: Berry Patch Farm
We went with Rod, Kristin, and baby Riley. I decided, it's fall, darn it! I shall clothe myself in boots and a sweater.
And then, apparently I shall sweat my rear off (unfortunately not literally), while we take pictures that I ultimately look horrible in. But AG got to ride a pony, and that is what counts.
Or something like that.
|Y'all. No lie, the temp was about 80 that day. |
This was 5 seconds before sweat started dripping down my forehead.
Also, love how AG's all like, "EXCUSE ME. Who are you, and why are you taking our picture?!"
|C'mon. Those cheeks! Love.|
|This is her, "PLEASE QUIT ASKING ME TO SMILE" smile.|
Works for me.
Pumpkin Patch #2: Norcross Presbyterian Church
Our small group got together for a 30ish minute window and frantically tried to grab cute pics of the kiddos amidst pumpkins, which is an experience not dissimilar to herding cats.
|See what I mean?|
(They know they can get away with it because they're so darn cute.)
|I have to say, this picture is a great representation of our time at the pumpkin patch:|
Almost no one looking at the camera, but lots of laughter.
|Clearly overwhelmed with all the choices.|
|I am all about an awkward leg grab to hide my car keys.|
I found myself having the following conversation with AG. Repeatedly.
Me: Ally Grace, sit down next to this pumpkin for me!
AG: Where's Caleb?
Me: No seriously, hug the pumpkin and smile.
AG: I wanna go play WITH CALEB.
Me: (While gritting my teeth, determined to get a picture if it ENDS me) Just smile one time and then we'll be done.
AG: (Lips clamped firmly together in determination, while scanning the crowd for Caleb).
Me: Fine. I will give you some fruit snacks, if you will JUST SMILE.
No judging people. I was desperate.
AG: (Grabs that pumpkin like her little life depends on it, and grins from ear to ear.....for one brief moment in time.)
Which unfortunately my camera misses. Although it does capture a great shot of her streaking off to find Caleb.
|Apparently, Kerie is a magician and can coerce a smile out of her.|
Or maybe she just had some fruit snacks in her pocket.
But, I'm not gonna lie. I put AG down for a nap as soon as we got home, threw myself onto the couch, pounded some mini-Crunch bars, and zoned out watching an episode of Glee.
I earned it.