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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Another Pumpkin Patch

and another trip down memory lane!

Yesterday my MOPS group met at the local pumpkin patch. Most of the schools and day care centers have field trips there. They also have clowns perform magic tricks and read a story.

The first time Kayla went to this pumpkin patch was the first day she started with her ECI classroom (the therapists started coming to our house when she was about a month old; when they kids are 15 months they go one day a week to the classroom).

A few weeks before she started going to the ECI class she had started taking steps and doing some tentative walking; however she only seemed comfortable walking in our living room and then would crawl everywhere else. It was like she thought the only place she could walk was our living room! I learned about all the different aspects of walking - walking on carpet, hardwood, from carpet to hardwood, with & without socks, with & without shoes, on grass etc.

When we arrived at the pumpkin patch there was no stopping Kayla. I was amazed to see her taking steps all over the place when previously she only did that in the living room. I remember how excited I was and I couldn't wait to tell her PT! Oh the memories of those milestones!


I guess the pumpkins were a good motivator! (It might be kind of hard to see, but if you're really observant that is a Red Sox jacket she's wearing - and they won the World Series that year! hmmm....)


Then we went the following year, again with her ECI class, when she was 2...


We didn't make it last year, but here we are this year...

She was a helper during the magic show...pulled a fried egg out of the hat...


Put it back in the hat, said the magic words, and reached in the hat again...


A regular egg!


She was pretending this was an ice cream cone!


She leaned over to give the scarecrow a hug


and the head fell over. I wish you could have seen the look of shock on her face! Then she said, "I sorry!"


She kept trying to fix it and the head would fall forward again and each time she would say, "oops!"


The perfect sized pumpkin!


and my perfect pumpkin!



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35 comments:

Nephesh said...

I really love to see the progression from wee one to big girl! So cute! I picked up a baby pumpkin for Gabe yesterday and we'll decorate it this week. I'm so eager for Halloween!

Omaha Mama said...

What a great post! I just LOVE pumpkin patch pictures. She is a sweet little punkin!

PEA said...

She certainly is a perfect pumpkin:-) I so loved seeing all the pictures and it's by seeing those from years past that you realize how much she has grown. I can just imagine how funny it was to see her trying to fix the scarecrow's head, too precious! xox

LauraJ said...

perfect pumpkin indeed!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Looks like a wonderful day! I love the pictures, she looks like she had a really fun time. Eve would've freaked about the clown - they are on her black list :)

-Andrea

Tracey said...

GREAT pictures. I love the pumpkin farms.

thomasscholllmt said...

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thomasscholllmt said...

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Courtney said...

Great pictures! My how she's grown. I love her expression with the clown. That was too cute!

Michelle said...

I love all those pictures. She is SO dang cute! I just LOVE her eyes!

I read your post called "My Story" and I was just so touched by it. Kayla is so lucky and blessed to have such wonderful parents. Not sure if you've ever read the story called "Welcome to Holland" but it is just wonderful. If you haven't here is the link.
http://www.our-kids.org/Archives/Holland.html

Oh and thanks for posting on my blog!

The classy librarian said...

Im glad you have Kayla. The world is a much better place because of her. Thanks for writing this blog. My girls and I love reading it and we all enjoy following K and how she is doing. You're a great mom (somebody should tell you!).
Patricia

Karen said...

I do feel we miss out on all the Pumpkin stuff here in NZ and the UK - that part really appeals to me. I had my first taste of Pumpkin Pie when I lived in England on a base with some Americans - soooo tasty.

Renee's Ramblings said...

How adorable! Thanks for sharing your trip down memory lane. It is so great to see her pics through the years! Have a wonderful weekend.

Renee'
http://rmboys2.wordpress.com/

Sniz said...

More great pictures! Kayla sure is a cutie!

Corey~living and loving said...

I can almost giggle thinking her her trouble with the scarecrow. I can imagine it quite well. so cute.
happy weekend!

Me said...

It looks as though she had a lot of fun!! Very cute pics :)

Julie said...

Great Pics. Maybe I should take Noah to a pumpkin patch. He is just taking a few steps here and there.

Anonymous said...

Aunt Debbie had to tell me if I had seen the cute post about Kayla and the pumpkin patch, she said, I would get the biggest kick out of it and just laugh , especially the pics of kayla trying to put the head back on the scarecrow!! how adorable!! I needed a smile on my face and this post sure did it for me... :) (it had been raining for 3 days and has been dreary out....) Love Mom/grandma

Mom/Mil/GM said...

Oh what a wonderful trip down memory lane!! I just love seeing the pictures of Kayla as she has changed from year to year. Looks like she had a great time. Did she get to bring her little pumpkin home :-)

Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

So sweet, Michelle. I love her trying her best to fix that scarecrow. It's amazing how much she's grown, isn't it? And her perfect sized pumpkin is as cute as can be.

Kerry said...

She is so flippin' cute... what a fun tradition you have!

Beck said...

Look at how much she's grown - what a beautiful big girl she's becoming.

chelle said...

awww beautiful walk down memory lane.

jotcr2 said...

Thanks for the walk down memory lane. She looks so cute!

Shannon **Gabi's Mom** said...

What great pictures. I totally felt like I was there the way you descibed the scaredcrow incident.

Every minute counts.... said...

Kayla is beautiful! Abi loves the pumpkin patch and is really starting to get into the whole Halloween idea. I think she will always love this time of year...It's my favortie too!

Noel

~Melissa~ said...

Look how much she's grown!!

Anonymous said...

I love the last picture of Kayla sitting on the pumpkin! That is a perfect shot! What a sweet little girl!

Rachael & Anna Grace

Mom to Rhett said...

She is so cute!! I love the scarecrow "incident!!" Too funny!

She has gotten so big!

We are carving pumpkins tonight.

Hooray!!

Carrie! :o) said...

And she is certainly the cutest pumpkin in that patch! Loved the *walk through the years*. Super cute!

Shelley said...

What great photoes - little Kayla was absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

WOW she has really grown!I loved the pictures in the pumpkin patch.You are so right she is your perfect pumpkin.
I just love that last picture of her.
Have fun on Halloween. i look forward to seeing pictures of her.I'll be sending you pics of tiffany and Gary too.
love ya,
mimi

Mommy Bee said...

Great post! What a cutie!

Tara said...

LOVE the pictures. She is so beautiful and I love seeing how much she has changed. You're right - she's a perfect little pumpkin :)

Tricia said...

She is just such a beauty! It's so cool to see the years pass by! I can't wait for Georgia to reach some of those milestones, but at the same time, I am loving her little baby self!