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.
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. :)