Who's the cutest pumpkin in the patch?

Fall, Pumpkin Patch | My Darling Days

I imagined Ellis's first trip to the pumpkin patch to go like this:

It would a beautifully warm Fall afternoon/evening.  We would all dress up in our most fall-inspired outfits, and I'd snap photos of us frolicking through the patch with that magical "golden hour" sunlight beaming through my camera lens.  It would be Pinterest worthy.  We'd find three perfect pumpkins (and one for Grace, too).  I'd store the memory of Ellis's first pumpkin patch experience in my memory bank forever.

Do you want to know how our trip to the pumpkin patch really went?  We raced home from work on a Monday night, inhaled supper, threw Ellis in some way-too-big-for him overalls & headed to the patch.  Ellis fell asleep on the way there, so he was a bit out of it when we woke him up.  Oh, and I should mention he had a confirmed case of hand, foot, and mouth too.  Also, I thought I had pink eye so I was in my glasses and sweat pants -- hardly the fall-inspired outfit that I had planned in my head.  We ended up only having about 10 minutes of that "golden hour" sunlight before it got too dark & the bugs chased us out of the patch.  Also, we left with not a single pumpkin.

#pumpkinpatchfail.

All in all, it wasn't a bad evening; it just wasn't the picturesque "Ellis's First Trip to the Pumpkin Patch" memory that I had hoped for.

Expectations -- As a new mom, I'm learning to throw them out the door :)

Lucky for us, Ellis's Great Grandma & Grandpa own the patch, so we went back a couple weeks later, and actually picked pumpkins.  And, we got some nice photos, too.

Fall, Pumpkin Patch | My Darling Days

Fall, Pumpkin Patch | My Darling Days
^Can you believe this kid had hand, foot & mouth in these photos?  Not a single spot on his face.

Fall, Pumpkin Patch | My Darling Days

Fall, Pumpkin Patch | My Darling Days

Fall, Pumpkin Patch | My Darling Days

Fall, Pumpkin Patch | My Darling Days

Fall, Pumpkin Patch | My Darling Days

Fall, Pumpkin Patch | My Darling Days

Fall, Pumpkin Patch | My Darling Days

Fall, Pumpkin Patch | My Darling Days

Fall, Pumpkin Patch | My Darling Days

Fall, Pumpkin Patch | My Darling Days

Fall, Pumpkin Patch | My Darling Days

Fall, Pumpkin Patch | My Darling Days

Fall, Pumpkin Patch | My Darling Days


Ellis is the cutest pumpkin in our patch, and we love him so!

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