A Day at The Pumpkin Patch

by Janice

Last year, I stayed home.

It was pouring rain and Olivia was only a couple weeks old. A full day adventure to the pumpkin patch with Jackson’s kindergarten class was hardly tempting under such circumstances.

But this year, I couldn’t wait to go!

With Jackson at school all day, I miss him!

When I drop him off in the morning, I feel like the sad, younger sibling watching all the fun going on without me. I wish I could ask the teacher if I could just have a desk at the back and watch the whole day long.

(The other day, when I volunteered at the bake sale, I stayed and helped out in the classroom until after lunch. I LOVED IT! The kids are just so cute!!! Unfortunately, Jackson is also excited to have me there and I am a bit of a distraction.)

I couldn’t believe my great luck this year when the sun came out in full strength! Olivia woke up at 5am and so she was already napped and ready to go by the time I headed to the school to pick up my van load of kids.

The day was pumpkin patch perfect.

Looking forward to next year’s trip – hoping it is as warm and sweet as this year’s.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Jennifer McCullar October 29, 2008 at 11:50 pm

Olivia was so cute trying to pick up that big as her pumpkin, kids really make the world go round. It great when parents get involved with school activities, it boosts a child’s confidence.


2 Amber Stevens October 30, 2008 at 7:02 am

What a beautiful day! Glad you were all able to enjoy it together!


3 thouser October 30, 2008 at 7:34 am

I was wondering what the results were to the picture contest. I would love to see the winning pictures. :)


4 Virginia October 30, 2008 at 8:13 am

Your pictures are gorgeous. I’m always so impressed by your photography skills. It adds so much to your already wonderful posts about your family.


5 Rona October 30, 2008 at 8:43 am

Everyone looks like they had a terrific time.


6 Tina October 30, 2008 at 9:17 am

I love your post! Fall is one of our favorite family times. We also take the kids to a corn maze every year now that they are old enough to walk a little bit. There is always a pumpking patch right next to the maze.

Cute pictures!


7 Sarah VM October 30, 2008 at 10:52 am

What a nice day. Adorable pics!


8 Jamie October 30, 2008 at 10:56 am

awww yay! i love the pumpkin patch. i really wanted to take the kids this year, but we didn’t have the extra money, and we also ran out of time. lol. so pumpkins from the grocery store it was!


9 katelin October 30, 2008 at 4:29 pm

the pumpkins are as big as olivia! so cute!


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