Monday, October 12, 2009

A Pumpkin Here, a Hayride There

We did our first pumpkin patch visit over the weekend. It's fun to do all of these "firsts" with Kara... her first hayride, first pumpkin patch, and first time making a scarecrow. So far, she is a big fan of fall, just like me. OK, so maybe not a huge fan of the cool weather, but neither am I. According to our Nanning guide, she was used to cold winter weather at 70 degrees, and the coldest winter day at 60. In southern China, they bundle them in layers, a sweater and a wool coat for this kind of weather. We have surpassed that every day for the past two weeks and she seems ok with a heavy sweatshirt. I am amazed at how quickly she has adapted to the cool weather. And she CAN'T WAIT for snow!! She has talked about snow since day one. She just can't wait until the first snow. We will have one happy girl on our hands! I just hope it doesn't happen while she is at school, or else I just may have to drive to school to see her reaction. OK, so how did this post turn into snow? Let's get back to the pumpkins...

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"Hey wait! That's not a scarecrow!"

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Hey, they can't all be winners. LOL.

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Jodee Leader said...

Cute pumpkin patch pictures! It looks like the girls had a blast!

a Tonggu Momma said...

That winning picture? Was my favorite! I am loving watching y'alls many firsts with Kara. I look forward to the snow pictures.

Shanti said...

Great pics! Sooo fun to experience a first with your adorable daughter!!

Jboo said...

Your photos and your girls are simply beautiful! Already had our first snow of the season and it was way too early for me!

Hope you all have a great week!


JG said...

Oh, but those ARE winners!

day by day said...

What cute pictures! I am not a fan of the fall or colder weather, but it sure is a beautiful time of many colors!!

How fun to watch Kara experience all of these new things!!!

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

These are so cute...looks like lots of fun. Thanks for the great info on flashes. I am taking Debbie's flash class starting on the 18th so hopefully I learn a little. One more much did you spend on your umbrella and where did you get it from...I know, such a pain I am ;)

Leah Mei said...

What great pictures! I am envious of cool weather and I can see the leaves starting to change in the background. I can't wait for the snow pictures!

Anonymous said...

Michelle - the last one of Mia looks like a catalog picture:) It sure seems like you had a great time at the pumpkin patch. I hope you and your girls (and Nolan too) have a great week!


Joe and Jane said...

What completely gorgeous, bright, colorful pictures! And I've never seen such a huge pile of pumpkins! The girls look like they're having a blast as usual!

Missy said...

LOVE these pictures and LOVE this time of the year, too! Kara looks so happy all of the time...I just love it :) Mia is a mess, huh? I could eat her up!

Courtney said...

Cute pictures. The pumpkin farm is so much fun!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What fun pictures of the girls at the pumpkin patch......looks like they had such a great time.

If this weather keeps up, Kara might see her first snow sooner than she thinks:)

Hope you all have a great week!