Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cutest pumpkin in the patch aka Bynn smile...mommy will give you cookies....

Crazy where a year will take you.  Looking back at last years pumpkin patch pictures seriously brings a tear to my eye.  I mean come on now...we were only 6 months old..and balding.

Fastforward a year and we have a head full of hair and are running all over the place.  
Don't. Blink.

I think I have instilled my love of pumpkins in my dear daughter.  She just can't seem to get enough of her beloved pumpkins pums, pummy, pumpies.  

But the problem with these darn pums is they are just so darn big.

And heavy.

And sometimes your little arms and hands just can't hold all the pums that your little heart desires.  And well, that's just terrible.

But... what's also terrible.  Bribing your child with cookies to sit still for you to take 239842398 pictures of them paparazzi style.

but tis' is life.
Whic looks a little something like this....

"Brynn look at mommy!"

"What if you hold this little pumpkin while mommy takes your picture!"

oh. okay.  
Guess not!

"Brynn do you want a coooookie!?!?!"
"Oh you do???"
"Ok then sit right here on these lovely pumpkins and smile for mommy."

Annnnnndddd the money shot!  Even if theres a cookie in it.  

 ....and that little pumpkin cookie allowed me to get all these precious little photos below that I will treasure for a lifetime.  

She sure is spunky.  And can certainly give me a run for my money.  But gosh do I love her so. 
More than all the pums in the world.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Can we rewind.

This weekend was one of those that you just wanna re-live over and over again.  It was that good.  Fantastic really.

Let's re-cap shall we.

Friday the weather was glorious which really means we were able to play outside with outside without sweating.  We opted for sweat pants and a t-shirt, dressing to impress obviously ;)  We spent a lot of time just walking hand in hand down the sidewalks and a newest favorite…picking flowers.

Friday night we went had a wedding to go to for our dear friends Jackie and John.  It was an evening beach wedding with wonderful weather and friends.  A much needed mama and daddy night out.
Which of course called for loads of selfies…cause let's be honest this doesn't happen often.  Have to document.

Saturday we woke up to some pretty gnarly hangovers from the night before.. which in turn called for donuts and coffeee, naturally.  Brynn loved her pumpkin donut.  All things pumpkin really.  Which she fondly calls just simply pums.

I had planned that tonight we would have a family movie night.  I had been wanting to try this out.  You know go big…blankets on the floor…popcorn…a Halloween movie and I was hoping, praying that Brynn's attention span would allow it.  We chose Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin.  We had the best time sharing popcorn and cuddling.  It was a total win.  Soo, many more of these will be in our future.

Sunday we headed out after naps to the fall harvest festival in a nearby park.  It was just as cute as can be.
Brynn rode her first carnival ride, the teacups, which totally rocked her world.

We played with pumpkins…

Ate carnival food…

and oooo'd and awwwed at the horses pulling the hayrides.

Then it was home for nap because more was in store for the night.

That evening we met a couple of friends at the pumpkin patch for hayrides and frozen apple cider.  We then all picked out some pumpkins and headed back to our house where I hosted our annual pumpkin carving party.

It was beer, chili, cornbread and pumpkin carving kinda fun.

We had a blast!  Brynn loved seeing all the pumpkins and was totally into emptying out all the gooey insides….which she then turned around and put back inside the pumpkin.  Such a nice cleaner, girl after my own heart.

It was such a happy festive weekend.  Take me back.  I love these kinds of weekends. I wanna do it all over 234872386 times.