Thursday, November 7, 2013

Just the Right One

Anna June and I went to the Pumpkin Patch on Sunday, October 27. We took our time riding all the rides and seeing the sights, until it started to get late and I encouraged the all-important hayride to the field. We had saved it for last, because it was a long way to lug a heavy gourd.

Each year, we've gone late in October, so I have never seen these pumpkins still on the vine. We were able to see some trampled yellow flowers, which makes me think that the pumpkins really did grow there instead of somewhere else.

AJ wanted a big one, so she picked it out. It ended up being a beautiful jack-o-lantern.

In this photo, AJ is sporting:
Her new haircut from the day before (news alert - she is growing her bangs out. But if she complains, they will be cut again immediately.)
Hair clips to contain said growing bangs
Orange shirt that was actually very appropriate but she thought was kind of red
Gingham skirt with rick rack - long enough for church, but fun enough for the farm
Striped socks
Brand new size 13 white Sketchers sneakers. Yes, she has her sneakers from August but she wanted an additional pair. I could not say no, since I bought some very comfortable shoes for myself at the same time, and so did Ben. Actually, he bought the same exact make and model he had before.

It ended up being great weather, and, although it was crowded, it was not unbearable. Last year, we went with AJ's whole class and this year it was just the two of us. I almost didn't offer to take her, but she asked and, well, there's only going to be so many more years that she wants to go. So we had a good time in the sun that day.


Anonymous said...

YEAH_H_H_H_! Laura is back!!

You are so right --and SO smart-- to do the 'little kid' things NOW. THOSE DAYS ARE TRULY numbered, as you say. and it will be interesting to see how her bangs thing goes!

Laura Gallitz said...

So far, so good on the bangs. We put them back in a plastic barette for swimming but it came out. She still has too many sensory issues to consider a swim cap, so I'll just let it fall in her face for now.