Thursday 12 November 2015

Pumpkin Patch Fun // #SavouringtheSeason

I've made no secret of the fact that Autumn is my favourite season, and so it seemed only right that this new "season" of the #SavouringtheSeason linky should find it's beginnings in the pumpkin patch. It's a yearly trip for us, and one that has become the scene of an annual photo shoot for my little people.

Except of course, in usual Jonas style, he decided to sleep through the whole experience... so the boys sat in the cosy car, while us girls headed into the sea of orange.

It was rather a comical experience this year... we were a little late to the party. We normally hit the pumpkin patch in late September, but its been a busy little season, and with Ava at school, it wasn't as easy just to head off for the afternoon, so it didn't happen until the end of Half Term in the end... it was evident that we'd missed the patch at its peak the moment we stepped out of the car...

In the first patch, most of the pumpkins had been hacked to pieces... no doubt by hungry birds, or boisterous children, or a combination of both! I was ready to turn back, through sludgy mud, and begin the arduous task of returning the children to the car with no pumpkin to show for it, when we spotted another patch in the distance with a strip of brilliant orange running down the centre.

So over we went.

I suppose some of the slightly rotting pumpkins in the first patch did not appeal to Heidi's sense of smell, the poor child spent most of the trip holding her nose!

But as we went on, and hunted further and further for a pumpkin that was still in one piece, we began to enjoy the experience, and took a few photos along the way!

After a while, we had found two perfectly shaped, bright orange pumpkins, and while Kaya and Ava were still merrily exploring the patch, it had become clear that our littlest explorer had just about reached capacity...

It seemed Heidi was ready to hit the road!

And so we headed back, with two juicy round pumpkins to show for it, and our littlest girl who was soon cheered by a babycino in the cafe!

It doesn't take much to please a two-year-old!

For pictures of our slightly more idyllic pumpkin patch trip last year, click here!

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  1. I'm so sorry I appear to have linked up several times! It kept saying error when in actual fact it did work - please delete the extra ones of mine x

  2. Kay Louise Mumford12 November 2015 at 10:09

    We loved Going this year - will also make it a annual visit x

  3. What a shame about the going after the season, but it does look as though you managed to have some fun in the end. Lovely pics. x

  4. Ha ha I love your totally honest photographs - the little lip on Heidi had me smiling :) Gorgeous pics either way. I've never been to a pumpkin patch, sadly I don't think my kids would oblige these days....x x

  5. I've never been to a pumpkin patch, looks like you girls had a good time, even if it did get a bit much for Heidi! Hope you enjoyed the pumpkins :) xx

  6. Love the photos, so cute. We don't have a pumpkin patch near here, it looks great. So cute xx Sorry I linked up more than oncex

  7. Thank you for sharing your "pumpkin patch day" with us! Isn't Fall wonderful! We leave for the North Shore on Nov. 23rd! We keep your church and so many families in our prayers. Please give your Mom & Dad a hug from the Warrenburgs!

  8. lovely pics despite missing the best of the pumpkins it looks like you found some good ones. Babychinos are great - mine still have them even though they are now aged 11, 9 and 3. Linking up with a Striking mums post i did with an autumn theme x

  9. We didn't make it to a pumpkin patch this year, too many other things going on! Love the photos, especially the last one :)


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