Flashback To The Patch 2011…

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There’s no
doubt that Autumn has arrived here in the South, clad in rich jewel
toned sweaters and crisp leafy trousers.  The trees are more beautiful
than ever, conkers are beginning to litter the mossy woodland floors and
the skies are startling blue.
I love all of the seasons for the activities and memories that they carry
with them, but Autumn is special.  Autumn brings scarecrow, bonfire
nights, crunchy leaves, and pumpkins.  Pumpkins.  Maybe it’s the Disney
Bride in me, I’m not sure, but I adore them.  Since Jensen Indiana was
born and we made our first trip to the pumpkin patch, I have been
captivated by them.
make our annual trek this month ~ our third for Jensen but our first
for Baby Dragon.  I’m sure he will love it as much as we do, I’m just
praying for fewer puddles than last year… Here’s a little recap on
last year’s trip…

read “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!” every year; it’s our
Autumnal version of “The Night Before Christmas” and since I’ve had a
love of Snoopy since I was a toddler, last year we decked Jensen out in a
custom embroidered sweater with Linus, Charlie Brown and Snoopy on his
belly.  Naturally he had a new hat for his patch visit, little did we
know how well the tassled style would work with all of his leaping



first year at the patch it was so easy to get beautiful photographs of
him as he was only just walking at 8 months.  This year our Little
Adventurer knew his own mind and had his own agenda.  Thankfully it
included giggling with Dadda and at some point, choosing his own


We were nearly 7 months pregnant by this time with Baby Dragon.  I looked like a pumpkin too…and I loved it.

Eventually we did get to pick our pumpkins ~ after MUCH puddle jumping.


patch visit was topped off with a shopping spree in the farm shop and a
delicious lunch in the cafe.  I can’t wait for this year’s trip…only
two weeks to go!

See you soon Mr Scarecrow!

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