Friday, October 24, 2008

Picking Perfect Pumpkins

Halloween is fast approaching, which could only mean one thing: It's time to visit the pumpkin patch at one of our local farms.
Since we took Molly to the same pumpkin patch last year, I thought it would be fun to take a little walk down memory lane. Wow! How she has changed!
First stop: See how much we measure up.
It appears that I have not grown any taller, but look at Molly!

2007 Just a little peanut.

2008 Growing like a weed.

Hmmmm...what is up with this picture? I think that it must be an optical illusion. I am the same height in both photographs, but it appears that Molly has grown almost a foot in the past year. In actuality, she's only grown 4 1/2 inches. 2007: 31 inches 2008: 35 1/2 inches.

Next stop on our journey down memory lane: Molly's adventurous spirit.
My, oh my has she changed a lot in this department.

2007 Hated doing anything new.

2008 Ready to explore the herself (remember the "No, IIIIIIIII do it" post?)

Final stop on Memory Lane Tour: Finger sucking.

2007 Molly is sucking on her fingers.

2008 Hey wait a minute. Molly is still sucking on her fingers. I guess not everything about our girl has changed!
Here are some other favorite pictures from the day:

Molly the Kitty with Mommy.

Molly the Little Pumpkin with Daddy.

Molly getting the Princess treatment from her Daddy.

Trying to decide on just the right pumpkin to select.

I think I want this one!

Hauling our pumpkins out to the truck.

Here is the most perfect pumpkin in the whole patch! Oh my goodness, she has a way of taking my breath away.

Molly's favorite part of the day...eating rock candy on the drive home.
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And finally, for all of those wondering about the Great Pumpkin that grew out of our compost heap during the summer. He is still alive and kickin'. He is on a shelf in the basement, perched in between a bottle of fabric softener and a container of antibacterial wipes.

He has a few blemishes (but don't we all), but he just might make it to Halloween. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Wow! I hadn't realized how much she has changed in a year. She is adorable!!