Pumpkin Patch :09:

I don't know if this is a Nebraska thing but we have several pumpkin patches to pick from. This year we went for the smaller patch at the edge of the city. It was certainly toddler sized and perfect for our first pumpkin fetching experience.

We were joined by these two crazy kids (my in laws G-pa and G-ma 'H'):

Declan's partner in crime was his cousin Asher (4 months apart in age) and my sister-in-law Nicole. This is her "not showered" look. If I could only be so lucky. She's a gorgeous one. Oh, and I know it looks like my eyes are closed. They practically were! BRRRRR. It was a chilly, windy morning:

I love this picture of Decs and his grandma:

Declan is chatting up a storm these days. His favorite word is "goigle, goigle" (not a word but SO CUTE out of his mouth) but also says "Declan" (heavy accent on the "dec"), "tickle, tickle", and "oh oh". These join "daddy" and "mama". He's in the middle of sharing what's on his mind here:

I know I'm terribly biased but aren't these cousins just the cutest?! We're having a little girly girl cousin join the troop in January (or December...we'll see) and it will be a whole new dynamic. Can't wait!

I want to eat this kid with a spoon. I know that's a weird expression but, seriously, those cheeks?! Oh, Asher. Precious.

Don't start with me at how old Declan looks in this picture. *sniff*

(See the hay in his mouth?? He's a farmer-t0-be, maybe?)

There are too many things I love about this picture. Decker's sweet, contemplative face, the adorable way he rocks his popped collar, his tiny fingers gripping the stem of the pumpkin. I'm nauseating, I know. I'm mama and this is my blog so it's allowed! For my reader's sake, I'll cut the gushing for now. :)


birthmothertalks said...

I have been following your blog for a while now, but I don't comment often. Wow!! He is really growing up. Babes grow way too fast.

Rebekah said...

Beautiful pictures!! We celebrate the harvest, big time, in Michigan and have lots of farms to choose from for out pumpkin patch days. It's so fun!!

Amber, That's Me! said...

You always have the BEST pictures! Great job and looks like lots of fun!

Melba said...

Looks like a great day! I love the cousin photos. Isn't it so great to have someone so close in age to your boy? Charlie's cousin is five months older than him, and I can't wait for the days when they can really play together!


Nancy said...

I would gush too. He's adorable. I love these pictures.

Life and Adoption! said...

He is so adorable, and is getting so big! He is just the cutest!!! It makes me so excited for our boy due Feb 10th!

Julie said...

Being nauseating is completely allowed! I love the picture where he's telling you what's on his mind. How fun!

Kris said...

I love his little brown hat! I got Colin a similar one from The Gap, can't wait for him to wear it. Declan is adorable!!

Christy said...

You just keep on gushing all you want, after all, you've earned it. Plus, Declan is completely gushable!