You guys know we love a good tradition. It’s something we take pretty seriously around here. Over the course of our 15 years together, we’ve created so many memories and when Oliver was born we knew our love for creating special moments would just intensify. Since Christina was pregnant with Oliver, we knew we wanted to instill traditions that would live on through the years, from his birth onward. Making sure we fully immerse ourselves in the fall spirit is always at the top of our list and no autumn is complete without a trip to the pumpkin patch!
When October rolls around, we hit the ground running. We celebrate Christina’s birthday, the anniversary of when we first met in 2004, and of course, the fall season and Halloween. It’s our favorite! We never miss out on pumpkin picking (2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015) so our excitement was pretty intense when planning our first visit to the pumpkin patch as a family of 3! Of course Christina wanted to find the perfect outfit for Oliver as well, and we both went crazy over him in his little overalls.
Oliver is juuuuust about 4 months old, so we didn’t expect too much for his first trip to pick pumpkins. We arrived at around 11am, strolled around to find some shade, and then settled in under some trees. Christina’s sister and boyfriend came with us, so we were able to share the fun with some family and even score a few family photos. These pictures are so special to us: our little family and our first autumn together. We’ll treasure these forever. The look on Oliver’s face when he first saw the chickens was pretty great, and Christina’s when she heard the rooster crow might have been even better. Ha!
I’m pretty sure all the photo-taking wore Oliver out, because he lasted about 45 minutes before he started snoozing in Christina’s arms. We snapped a few more with him asleep, and then put him back in the stroller to take the rest of his nap on the go. It was a brief trip, but impactful. We’ll always remember it, but can’t wait for future autumns, when Oliver can interact with the farm animals and pick out a pumpkin for himself. Until then, we’ll enjoy the little smiles he gives us, the cuddles he wants and needs, and the fact that he’s actually tinier than some of the pumpkins in the patch, because we know for certain that this little man won’t be this little forever.
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