Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Her Second Pumpkin Patch

 Let's face it, the days can get pretty long when we stay home all day with our ball of energy, also known as Daisy.  Both me and my hubby look forward to any opportunity to get out of the house, go somewhere fun and pass an evening with lots of laughter and smiles.  There is a farm not far from our house that sets up a really fun pumpkin patch each Fall.  They have so many different things for kids to do such as pony rides, getting lost in a corn maze, jumping in several bouncers, playing in a giant sand pile, running along giant hay rolls, getting faces painted or munching on a yummy funnel cake to name a few.  It was such a lively family atmosphere and our little bean had such a blast though she was a lot less smiley than usual.

Evidently her two year molars are coming in now. I'm telling you our kid hasn't gotten a break from teething since she was 3 months old and she is not a happy camper.  She has been biting on her cheek all day, tugging on her ear and smiling less and less for my camera (shocking, I know!).  The molars could also explain her early morning wake ups ranging anywhere from 3-6 AM.  Luckily for me Daisy is content to chat in her crib for an hour or so and then she eventually falls back to sleep on her own.  Thank goodness!

Okay on to the fun pictures....

Daisy was the only kiddo brave enough or perhaps crazy enough to climb through this super long tunnel that was under what I can only imagine to be 3 ton rolls of hay.  Honestly it made me really uncomfortable to see her climbing in something that could be crushed by giant hay rolls but, I stifled my paranoia and let her crawl through a few times.  Daddy got this picture and I love it!
I think the sand was Daisy's favorite place.  So many of our parks out here use wood mulch and don't have sand boxes which is so foreign to me.   Daisy loved that there we so many toys to choose from and lots of other kids to stare at and observe while she played. 
Daddy helped Daisy climb on the giant hay rolls and these pictures show the more serious face that she has these days.  I absolutely adore the picture of Daisy and Daddy looking at each other below this storyboard.  I will be framing it for sure!
Daisy was absolutely fascinated by the ponies.  She was content to stand close by and watched them go around and around until Joey and I were itching to move on....and I'm a patient gal so you know we stood there for a long time.  I figured like always I would take pictures with the time I had and the only way I could get Daisy to look at the camera was if I yelled out, "where's Daddy," and then she turned to look for him and "snap" I seized the opportunity to get a picture of her looking in my general direction. lol
Do you see that beautiful turquoise camera purse that I am wearing?  Can I just say that it is very uncomfortable to lug around a humongous camera bag at a pumpkin patch.  Sure, it's super cute and yes, I even got a few compliments on it but, the thing is so dang heavy that I felt like the nerve in my shoulder was being severed. lol.  I really do love my camera purse just not for prolonged use.  I also love that it added a nice pop of color to these shots.  Our family shot below was captured thanks to a very sweet lady who randomly asked if she could take a picture for us.  I love when people notice that a family might need a family picture and offer to capture that for them.  Not to mention she didn't cut off any heads and we are pretty centered.  I cannot tell you how awful most of our pictures turn out when strangers take them for us.  This lady had skills! hahaha
Daisy was uber nervous on the bouncer.  She has never been on one before so the experience was very foreign to her.  Not to mention there were a lot of kids on it at one point and the bouncing got a bit out of hand which is when Daisy climbed towards the exit.  She never cried but, then again she never smiled or seemed all that thrilled.  We'll have to give the bouncers a little more time:)  I can't tell you how old our little girl looked in the bouncer all by herself.  We watched her standing there alone and I swear I felt like she could have been 5 years old and heading off to Kindergarten.  I definitely felt some crazy tugs on my momma heart.
The corn maze was a dud.  Daisy was bored after t-minus 2 minutes and was asking to be held.  Plus she refused to smile.  I think this was when we realized we were going to have to start wrapping up our night. lol.  She sure is cute isn't she.
This was Daisy's happiest moment for the camera.  "Where's Daisy???"   I LOVE this peak a boo picture!!!  I could just eat those chubby little baby hands and seeing her eye trying to peak through the cracks in her fingers just melts me to pieces.  AHHHHHHH.....tissue please.
There she is!!  I love this little peanut so much! 
I still have to post the actually pictures of Daisy and the pumpkins but, this post was getting far to picture heavy so I'll share those next.  Have you been to a pumpkin patch yet this year?  I can't wait to put some pumpkins on our porch!  I LOVE fall!
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21 comments:

  1. how adorable! LOVE the daddy daughter pic...you will be showing that at her wedding, and the family photo is great (gorgeous you as always:-) What a fun day for Daisy!

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  2. Aww! How fun. We will be in the area friday. How much does that place cost? It would be fun to meet there after Carsyn's doctor appointment.

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  3. Love that first picture! But really they are all fantastic. I love pumpkin patches. I'd love to go but with a newborn it's kind of difficult, maybe next year!

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  4. This looks like so much fun - I should have joined you! I can't wait to have a little one to take to the pumpkin patch. I really love that one photo of Daddy and Daisy with the vintage processing.

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  5. Hahahaha I had to laugh when I read the "stranger taking pictures" part. I stopped asking people to take a picture, because they simply turn out awful: out of focus, with a ton of space above our heads and our bodies cut off, off to the side, etc etc. So I usually either bring a tripod with me if I know I'll want to take family pics, or prop the camera on a trash can and do my thing.

    The picture that lady took of you guys is fabulous, though!!! You three look adorable and I like seeing your whole family together rather than just 1 of you!

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  6. Went to a pumpkin patch this weekend! Such great photos of your family.

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  7. Hi Casey, I discovered your blog after reading your guest faith post on Amber's blog (Amber's Articles). I had goosebumps through the whole thing as God used you to remind me once again that all things work together for good despite the battles we are facing. Thank you for that! I just did a guest post for Amber today and yours along with others was referenced below mine. I just fell in love with your blog instantly mostly because we both share a love for the Lord and we are both mommies of little girls who are really close in age. I look forward to following you now. Also, a couple of weeks ago I started a new series on my blog called Sunday: Focus on the Savior. I'm always looking for guest posters and was wondering if you would be interested. Take a moment, pop on over and get to know me for a minute if you would like and then let me know. I have posts covered into November, so you can think about it for a while if you want and then let me know. Nice to "meet" you and I look forward to getting to know you and your beautiful family better.

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  8. You can click on the link I left in the previous comment "Sunday: Focus on the Savior" or you can visit me at my blog http://throughaphotographerseyes.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hi Casey! I can't remember how I stumbled upon your blog, but I just had to say hello! You have such a beautiful family & Daisy is just DARLING!

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  10. I swear she grows by the second- I can't believe how much she changes from post to post. Love the family shot & the last one- TOO CUTE!!! Blessings my dear friend!!!

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  11. Love pumpkin patches! We went to one this past week and had a blast :-)
    And little Miss Daisy is just gorgeous :-) You have a beautiful family!

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  12. Oh my goodness, what an adorable post! I love the shot of her crawling through that tunnel--she's so adventurous! We're hoping to get to a pumpkin patch this weekend--here's hoping we'll find a nice stranger to take a family pic for us, too! :D

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  13. What a fun pumpkin patch you have and what gorgeous pics you took! That little one of yours... yes, our girls should meet one day! They definitely should!

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  14. What fun! You are right that photo of Daddy & D together is awesome...I think you should process the beek a boo photo to match and then frame them side by side, with the family photo too. So cute! I love your camera bag...it definitley provides great color pop. I bought an all leather coach diaper bag...stupidest thing ever. That sucker was so heavy I never used it. Lessons learned :)

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  15. Oh my goodness...You are just too cute!

    And sometimes I feel like we are totally on the same page. I just posted a blog this morning about our trip to the pumpkin patch. It was so much fun!

    By the way, I love Daisy's jeans. Totally adorable.

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  16. What beautiful pics! I love the Peek-a-boo pic! Only one question...where are the PUMPKINS? =))

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  17. She is seriously a doll! And how cute are those zipper jeans? I die. <3

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  18. Oh my gosh I just loooove these! Those last peek-a-boo pictures are precious. And what a fabulous family photo! I know I've said this before, but friend, you are gorgeous!!

    And, ps. you should totally bring your ridiculously amazing photo skills to my 30 day challenge party! Pretty please?

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  19. I love that picture with her arms open! So cute!

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  20. Love that last picture of Daisy! How adorable!

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