Prepare yourselves because my daughters were very photogenic during our annual Pumpkin Patch pictures. For the last four years, Dustin and I have taken Emma and then a few years later, Ellie, to the Pumpkin Patch to take a “few” pictures. I love watching the girls run around like chickens with their heads cut off thinking that any moment the pumpkins will disappear and so they have to grab as many as they can.
I was very happy to see the little red wagons this year because they not only make an excellent prop, they save me from carrying all the pumpkins that Ellie tends to put in her mouth. . .here’s hopin’ this will be the last year for slobbering pumpkins. The girls had a blast and between Papa and myself, I think we captured 70+ pumpkin moments. Hey, I narrowed it down to I think 30 pictures for this blog entry. Enjoy and Happy Halloween!
And just to warn you, I’m deleting all the pictures on my card so Halloween night just might have 300+ pictures for me to share of the Pirate and the Kitty!
Emma & Ellie at the Pumpkin Patch 2008
Dustin looking at Nana, Emma looking at Papa , Ellie looking at Nana and I’m looking at Papa
Dustin looking at Nana, Emma looking at Papa, Ellie looking at Papa and I’m looking at Nana
Yah!!! Everyone’s looking at the same camera!!
“Now Ellie, it’s quantity over quality. The more pumpkins you get, the more Mama will have to put back and she’ll just give in because she’ll be ready to get the hay out of her shoes. I know how this lady works.”
Emma approaching the 3/$1 box of pumpkins.
“Mama can you believe it??? Three pumpkins for $1!!!”
“Ellie!! Quit looking at the camera and start grabbing pumpkins!!”
A sweet one of big sister Emma. Ellie is surrounded with little pumpkins and in her own little world.
This is Ellie’s OMG face because we’re approaching pumpkins bigger than Daddy.
Emma wanted to go for a ride, so Daddy was in charge of pulling 60+ pounds of children and roughly 2.8 pounds of baby pumpkins.
Emma caught her second wind and off they go to another 3/$1 crate of pumpkins. . .but these pumpkins are orange, not white like the other ones.
“Okay, three pumpkins each, girls. Holy crap Dust, that a huge pumpkin for $0.33!!”
Ellie waits for Emma’s orders on where to pull the pumpkin wagon.
Emma’s rearranging pumpkins because it’s time to look for some Emma and Ellie size pumpkins.
Ellie found hers.
After realizing Ellie could not lift three times her own weight, she opted for a smaller pumpkin.
Even with Ellie’s failed attempt, Emma was determined to get that pumpkin.
“Ohh God, my pancreas!!! Help Daddy!”
Ellie pushing Emma. . .she was pretty worn out after lifting the heavy pumpkins.
“C’mon baby sister just a little further.” When Emma wants Ellie to do something, she always calls her “baby sister.”
“Wait Emma, I found another one!!”
Emma and Ellie doing teamwork to make it to yet another 3/$1 crate-o-pumpkins.
Said pumpkin crate.
Ellie reaching for pumpkin #15.
If you just glance at this picture, it looks like the girls’ wagon is overflowing with pumpkins, but there’s only three big ones in the wagon. Now this is a poster for determination.
“Just a little further Ellie. Mama’s already taken off one shoe, I think were good!!”
“I think I see another 3/$1 crate.”
“I’m tired Emma.”
I always get a shot of Dustin walking off with the girls down the pumpkin aisles.
Hey look, I’m in one of the 70+ pictures. . .eventhough you can’t see my face.
Such a tired baby. I think it’s naptime for Ellie.
“Please let me go home, I’m so tired!!”