Pumpkin Patch, Try Numero Uno

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So we picked a nice overcast day ( those are the best for pictures, clouds act like one giant lightbox), found a random church-run pumpkin patch (mind you, I’d never been to a pumpkin patch before so I didn’t really know what they were supposed to be like), dressed Lexi into a cute coordinating dress and were off to take some pictures.

By the time we got there, it was getting dark from the thunderclouds and I had a feeling we had but five minutes before it started raining. I was right. So 200 pictures of my little girl, 2 pumpkins and soaking wet family later, we loaded ourselves into the car and left.

Did I get some cute first pumpkin patch pictures? Yes!

The best shot, being this: {click CONTINUE READING below}

Could they have been better had it not been raining? You betcha!
Do we have a good family picture to show for it? Nope. {unless you count this one, cuz I don’t}

It all started like this…

{Elena: Coco Bean dress c/o Shabby Apple {I absolutely love Shabby Apple dresses and this one was one of the breastfeeding friendly ones}, Hairband by Ruffles and Fringe
Alexis: Dress by from Zulily, Shoes c/o Pediped}

Not bad right? Lexi is super cute with her little ponytail!

Then she got placed into a chair for a photo opp and it all started breaking down.

Eventually mommy handed the camera to daddy and came to the rescue

So all I got was a fish face. {I am pretty sure she is teething, because we’ve been seeing this fish face for days now} A cute fish face, but a fish face nonetheless. She did placate us with a forced semi-smile below to the tune of daddy singing “If you’re happy..” Doesn’t she look like such a big girl here?

My answer to the first photo below was “Do something more fun!”, so he did ( second photo). Lexi thought he was trying to kiss her, so she turned for a kiss 🙂 Aaawww!

Then there were extremely wet hair and ugly pumpkins in the foreground, as well as attempting to eat a wet dirty pumpkin. Yuck! Too cute not to take a picture, though.


And finally she said “We take DIS PUMPKIN home!” and we obliged.
What she didn’t know is that taking pumpkins home meant more opportunities for pumpkin photos. Oops, Lexi!

Operation: Pumpkin Patch Photos, Take Numero Dos to commence this week. When she is older, we’ll actually hunt down a real farm with a real pumpkin patch, hay rides and petting zoo. For now, this will do, because the closest one I found is 2 hours away.
That is if we don’t get too busy going to Halloween parties, Music classes and other engagements…

{Edit: I think a few people are misunderstanding. I LOVED all the pictures and colors, the shoot was a success. I was just being funny with the commentary. The only reason for take 2 is because we got wet and didn’t get to do family pictures among all the pumpkins.}



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    my honest answer
    October 29, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    “And finally she said “We take DIS PUMPKIN home!””

    What? Am I missing something? Can she talk? Or am I just being stupid and not getting a joke? So confused right now!

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      October 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM

      I think Elena’s just adding her own commentary (:

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      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      October 29, 2012 at 2:16 PM

      No she doesn’t talk. :))))

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      Lesley T.
      October 29, 2012 at 6:07 PM

      LOL What?

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      Baby Bella Maya
      October 30, 2012 at 3:57 PM

      Ha ha…it would be so cute if she did, but nope Elena said she’s not yet talking

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    Southern Wifey
    October 29, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    awww! i think the pics turned out good! i love both of your dresses! we took our lil boy to a pumpkin patch this weekend for the first time, hes only 5months so he didnt really understand it all, but we did get a few cute pics.

    p.s. cant wait to see more pics of your halloween costumes! 😉

    the sweet life of a southern wife

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    October 29, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    I love your dress! You totally rocked it!
    And I’m convinced that taking a baby to a pumpkin patch is 98% for the parents. V kept looking at me like I was a crazy person, and kept mean muggin’ all the pumpkins like, “I’m watching you!”

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      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      October 29, 2012 at 2:14 PM

      Oh pumpkin patch trips are solely for parents in the first year!!!!
      But… Lexi did get a kick out of playing with Pumpkins. She kept cruising all over them and slapping them. It was raining so it was slippery which made us uneasy about her pulling up on pumpkins but she had fun!

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    October 29, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Lexi is adorable and I like the color purple on you; it goes well with your coloring. I hope your next pumpkin patch visit is more relaxed. You might get more of the photos you want if you lower your expectations a bit and lose yourselves in the moment!

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      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      October 29, 2012 at 1:54 PM

      I was being funny- I love these photos! We had fun, just got rained on and didn’t get a family shot hence take two. I’m rarely not relaxed when doing things like that.

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      October 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM

      Her dress is purple? I thought it was brown, like for autumn.

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    October 29, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    “Oh, a flower.” I am cracking up over here. Love the commentary, as well as the photos!

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    Ana O
    October 29, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    LOVE this post! Pumpkin patches are awesome when babies are discovering what else is in the world! The colors, people and smells…love it. I absolutely love all the photos, especially of Lexi and getting distracted by a flower. Awesome commentary. The family photo is pretty dang cute too!

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    October 29, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    We totally got rained on for our pumpkin patch trip as well. But the overcast skies made for great pics:)
    Can’t believe how big she looks! Love your dress, beautiful color!

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    October 29, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    I think the fish face is adorable and all the pictures are fantastic!

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    Anna Kochetkova
    October 29, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    I enjoyed reading, it was fun 😉 Halloween is not really a fun holiday in Australia and most of my comrades Aussies are very UN excited about the whole idea which is a bit sad cuz I LOVE dress ups! And pictures… OMG to get my bf to be on a picture or to take a picture..?! Forget! Not happening! I get 1 or 2 shoots after hours of begging lol pretty upsetting but as it is! That’s why I enjoy your posts a lot!!! 🙂

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    October 29, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Great pictures!
    I have to say I was just looking at your upcoming posts and I’m super excited for them, especially BLW ideas. LO is 5 months and I’m getting excited but a little nervous about starting with her.
    Can’t wait to read what’s coming up next!

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      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      October 29, 2012 at 6:45 PM

      Oh I’m glad! It won’t be about blw, just the recipes that have been working. I’ve already written a BLW post. If you haven’t read it, you should probably check it out.
      It’s awesome- good luck!

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    Lesley T.
    October 29, 2012 at 6:10 PM


    I’m loving the little pigtails.

    And I think the family shot is nice–maybe not a perfect picture, but definitely a keeper!

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    October 29, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    A friend of mine takes her son to Hunsader Farms in Bradenton..which I know is a good little drive from you, but I hear it’s worth the drive {When she is older}. Don’t know if you read Kelle Hampton’s blog, but she recently took her kids there and wrote about it.

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      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      October 29, 2012 at 8:54 PM

      YES! That’s exactly the farm I had in mind. It’s 2 hours away ( at least), so right now it’s not exactly worth it. But next year- FOR SURE!

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    October 30, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Love the story and Lexi’s expressions! “Oh, a flower!” – it’s so her 🙂

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    October 30, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Lexi is so adorable and your commentary on all of her pictures made me LOL. <3

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    Kirsten H
    November 1, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    I LOVED the comments!! Especially the “Oh! A Flower!” ones. LOLOL I was laughing so much and she is just TOO CUTE!! 🙂

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    Heather @Cookies For Breakfast
    November 1, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    Hahahahahahaha I’m about to wake Benjamin up with my laughing – the commentary under all the shots of Lexi is just hilarious!!!!!!! Especially the “Oh a flower!” a million times. Sometimes I think I’m the only one with a very distractable baby, but things like this show me that it’s clearly very normal!

    She looks sooo grown up in these photos! Like, where did little baby Lexi go? This whole babies-growing-up-fast-thing is insane.

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