Wednesday, October 21, 2009

here is my stem and there is the ground

Gulliver and I joined our ward playgroup for a trip to the local pumpkin patch this morning. The weather bordered on chilly, but at least the rain didn't start falling until we were in the car and pulling out of the parking lot. Literally. Gulliver got his first experience crawling and playing in dirt and straw (is that some rite of passage or something?) and I got my first experience getting my hands all dirty ripping my perfect pumpkin off the vine and then being sad that I didn't have anything to clean my hands with and then realizing that I carry 89 wipes around with me at all times. Only I realized that part about the wipes about 15 minutes AFTER I wiped the dirt off on my tank top (you know, because my shirt was covering it up and the dirt wouldn't show. I know. I'm a genius.) Meh. It was still a great way to spend this morning.

That's my perfect pumpkin there on the left--the one Gulliver is pulling the vine from. Most of its perfectness was the fact that it had a stem and could be carried easily in one hand. My standards for pumpkins are fairly low.

13 comments:

Miss L said...

I think I love that last picture best. Yay for a great pumpkin patch experience!!! :)

Janssen said...

Okay, where do I order the second cutest baby in the world? Because lets be honest, you already have the cutest one there is.

Wendy said...

I LOVE the pic with him and the huge pumpkin! Oliver is SO cute!

byufish said...

You're doing a FABULOUS job and right on target with all the "rites of passage" for Oliver. I think you're missing the one about flying your friend Carol out so she can do a little more bonding with the boy (ha!).

byufish said...

PS--have you registered yourself for the Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert ticket lottery? Must do that before Monday at midnight...and then send them to me or Joanne!!

nymanzanita said...

Those pictures are ADORABLE! I really think that he is one of the CUTEST babies I have ever seen. I am sure that you have so much fun with that little guy. How fun!

housewife said...

Oh my gosh he's so stinkin' cute!!

Daisie said...

I am so glad that you had a good time! Oliver looks so dang cute! I can't even get over him in that cute little hat! And might I add that you take amazing pictures!

Rachel said...

Those are some great pics! What a handsome little guy!

Original Ping Family said...

He continues to be just the cutest baby! And that is coming from a grandma of almost 14. If you get out this way, I better get to see you both!

Heidi Hallam said...

Adorable pictures! Looks like you had a great time.
I think it must be a rite of passage for the mother - to allow her child to play in the dirt and even get dirty with him. Good job, mom!

KC Knicks said...

Love it!

Karla said...

I know I have asked you this before but I need an update all the time. What does the grandmother say about her grandson in the States these days?
Very cute pictures.