What began 4, maybe 5 years ago, on a whim, inadvertently became a tradition.
Takin' a trip to the Pumpkin Patch in October with our friends, Dave, Denise, Seth and Josh.
We alternate between Apple Annie's and Buckelew Farms and this October found us back at
Sadly, our trip this year had a slightly different feel.
We were missing something important...Seth.
He passed away just a month before at much, much too young an age.
Each of us was thinking about Seth, probably at different moments, and probably for different reasons.
But none of us had forgotten about him.
None of us ever will.
We still talked about him.
Josh still picked a pumpkin for him.
And we grownups remarked how strange it felt not to be 4 wheelin' in the pumpkin patch with Seth's wheelchair and the triplets' stroller for the first time.
We'll still go the pumpkin patch each year. And each year, we'll remember Seth.
Lil' Miss Hollywood, her daddy and Colton
Dave and Ethan
My little pumpkins
Dave, Josh and Denise
3 giant butternut squashes later, we left the farmer's market.
And hopped on the hayride!
Till we landed in the pumpkin patch. (Which, we realized, is much, much more 'picked over' when you go the very last weekend in October!)
Just once. Seriously. Just once I'd like for everyone to look at the camera. :)
"Buh Bye Punkin. Buh Bye Dirt. Buh Bye sky."
Sweet Ethan doesn't want anyone or anything to be left out...
Daddy's teachin the wee farmers how to drive a tractor.
"Hey Kids, come here! Come take a picture with Mommy...."
"No really. Kids. Come here. Just take a quick picture with mommy."
Story of my life. Whad'ya gonna do?
Look how many bigs we are! :)
Oh, Apple Annie's....I love your pumpkins, I love your apples and I LOVE your apple pie and ice cream.
But YOU'RE killin' me with YOUR grammar.
Sigh...It's okay. I'll still come back.