Wednesday, October 5, 2011

the great pumpkin....

was not so great, actually.

we set out last weekend to the east end to do some pumpkin picking and what we did instead was sort of wade through a stinky mud pit sparsely strewn with not so attractive pumpkins, many of which were smashed and mangled. poor guys. it's been a rough season for them up here with the hurricane taking out half the crop.

alas, benny had a great time. i think? he is such a funny little dude...when he's in a new environment, he gets super serious, taking it all in. if you call his name, he will totally ignore you. he just looks around, almost like he's scared, his big blue eyes darting from one thing to the next. no smiles. all business.

and also? i'm throwing this cute little hay bale pic in the ring over at and then she {snapped}cuz it's my favorite link up and this is my favorite pic :)

and then, she {snapped}

there were giant heads of cabbage, mammoth mums and roasted corn on the cobb so sweet it was like it had been dipped in sugar. there was face painting and a gift shop full of cool halloween decor and all the pumpkins you could carry for $25...but i certainly wasn't going to touch those stinky, muddy things. i'm a prissy pain in the ass, i know. i never denied it.

we stayed for about an hour before we headed out to the outlets to get ben some new clothes in 18 month size (what the hell?) the outlets, ben got to ride his very first toy car with bob the builder and he had a BLAST!

this weekend, the little guy and i might hit up a street fair and try out some more corn, get him a little more comfortable around the pumkins and see if we can get a smile out of him. serious little silly pants.



Daina @ New York State of Mind said...

I'm sorry to hear that the pumpkin patch was a bit of a bust! At least you got some great pictures from the day and ended up having a good time anyway. Brian and I really want to take Emily to an apple orchard this year. Hopefully we will find a weekend in October.

Hope you are having a great week!

Deidre said...

Disappointing about the pumpkin patch. But I can see where Ben is coming from. Pumpkin Picking is no laughing matter.

Skye said...

Great pictures! Great times!
I was wondering how the pumpkin crop would be after the hurricane... We are going on Sunday - guess we'll find out too! :)

Robin | Farewell, Stranger said...

Aw, what a funny little guy! I love all your photos - they're great (especially that first one) and particularly considering you had a muddy day. Couldn't tell from the shots!

rachel said...

aw! your favorite link up? thanks, lady! I love that shot of your little guy. I can rarely get mine to look at me either. oh, and I really like your watermark! looks great! thanks for showing off your shot.