THIS. So we finally made it to the Pumpkin Patch. We’ve been coming here, Joan’s Farm, since Sebastian was born & this is the first year the weather wasn’t sunny & warm. This is California after all. It was very windy & it actually drizzled on us a few times but the kids still had fun. It was much easier to keep track of the kids since the place was practically empty. Our BusyBabes mothers’ group makes it a play group outing every year & this year there were barely 10 kids, partly due to the weather & partly due ‘cuz many are getting older & going their separate ways. But those in attendance did NOT disappoint. A good time was had by all.
We had also read that Joan was shutting down the farm & we wouldn’t have our usual pumpkin patch next year. There’s plenty of work that goes into growing the pumpkins, gourds, sunflowers, etc. & I totally understand Joan wanting to retire, but when you think about the 3000 children that cross the farm this time of year, it makes you a bit sad & nostalgic. I was already envisioning my children growing up with this annual tradition…and fortunately Joan’s daughter understands this & is willing to keep the farm going with some assistance. If you were wondering how we feel about this as a family….
THAT. I’m working on getting my Memory-Works business back on track. My next workshop will be on Thursday, November 1st & consist of a 2-page 12×12 layout with a fall/autumnal theme. As soon as I have the sample I will post it in my workshop album. We will use the Crush Line by Crate Paper. Yummy patterned papers. Stay tuned.
THE OTHER. Today was picture day at Sebastian’s school & we woke up TOTALLY late (this is a whole other, long story) but somehow I got him to school on time looking rather dapper (not hard since he takes after his daddy in this department). Late & all I was able to pull off some quick snapshots before school. My handsome boy & my photo of the day for my Heidi Swapp class at BPS.