Saturday, October 16, 2010

Eeek! I’m a Redneck!

My friend Tressa tells me that her goal is to turn me into a redneck. After all, I do live in a Mayberry kind of town. But I am so not the Green Acres type. I am a city girl, just like Ava Gabor. Without the fancy clothes and feather boa.

Well, not anymore. During the past week I have been to the pumpkin patch, the farm and the apple orchard. Scary. What’s next for me, NASCAR races and ice cold Budweiser? I hope not.

Last weekend, we joined two other families at a local pumpkin patch where you can actually go out to the field in a hay-filled wagon and pick pumpkins off the vine. The weather was beautiful—85 degrees and sunny—a far cry from the previous week’s pumpkin patch adventure (brrrr!).

Ever since Autumn Moon, Mattie Gail and Molly spontaneously break out in dance whenever they hear music.IMG_3411

Mattie Gail, Molly and Jaiden petting the local livestock.IMG_3417

Sneakin’ and peekin’ in the hay maze.IMG_3426IMG_3427IMG_3423

Taking a break from the hot Summer Autumn sun.IMG_3428

Yee Haw! I’m on a horse and wagon ride!IMG_3433

Waiting for the hayride to the pumpkin patch (just in case you didn’t read the sign).IMG_3435IMG_3436

Be honest, we have country bumpkin written all over our faces, don’t we?IMG_3437

Molly’s pumpkin.IMG_3438

Riding back with our kids, husbands and hand-picked produce. IMG_3441

Three tired girls. This was the best pose we got. Can you say, “Time for a nap?”IMG_3442

Redneck Taxi Service.IMG_3446

Hold on to yer hat, partner, cuz we are heading to the farm!

One of the best things about this farm are there super gentle animals that love attention from little hands.IMG_3459IMG_3466IMG_3470

Here’s my country girl shooting hoops in the hayloft.IMG_3454

Molly, Mattie and the bunny.IMG_3478

Here is  the same bunny back in July. The bunny is sooo much bigger now. Thank goodness that kids don’t grow that fast.IMG_3331

Waiting “patiently” for a pony ride.IMG_3485

Look at the excitement in their faces when we stopped the pony ride to take a picture. IMG_3491

Now, the last stop in the redneck trifecta…apple picking.

Nothing says redneck like posing for a picture in an enormous chair.IMG_3498

Molly getting a lift up from Avery. Is that sweet or what?IMG_3499

My girl can pick with the best of them. Just look at that technique. IMG_3503

Avery reaches for the perfect apple with help from her mom.IMG_3505

Apple pickin’ pals.IMG_3506

Posing in the orchard.IMG_3508IMG_3511IMG_3513

Now THIS is what we came here for...yum!IMG_3510

Molly and Avery hand in hand. If that doesn’t melt your heart, I don’t know what would.IMG_3521

These pictures don’t really belong in the redneck trio, but good golly, I am starting to dress my kid like a redneck! IMG_3407Bib overalls and a western shirt. OH.MY.GOODNESS!IMG_3408

I so need to get myself to the spa and have all of this country girl nonsense scrubbed off of me before it’s too late!

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