Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pumpkin Patchin' and Two Rants

Saturday the kids and I hit the Pumpkin Patch. It was 95 degrees and I wore jeans. But the kids were dressed summer like. You know it was funny though, every where I looked adults were dressed like it was 50 degrees. We are just willing the cold weather to come. It's just not right for sweat to be rolling down your back on October 20th. Ridiculous. But once again I digress. I pulled a cheap trick and went to Kroger first to get the big pumpkins for $3.88 each because I just could not wrap my head around paying $10 for the same pumpkin at the patch. At the patch we picked out the small cute pumpkins and some cool gourds. They had this great set of slides that my kids would not leave except when I tricked them to come over and take some pictures together saying "Come here guys I have to show you something cool." They can never resist the promise of "something cool." Yes it's a pretty lame thing to do for a picture but this post would have been pretty boring with picture after picture of them going down a slide which is what they did for the 55 minutes of the 60 minutes that we were there. The other 5 minutes were spent actually picking pumpkins. Go figure. And I think I am going to have to pronounce my camera dead, flat lined kaput! It's not even auto focusing. I tried to fix the flash through a You tube video that I found online but I made it worse because now everytime the flash fires my camera smokes which I'm pretty sure is not a good thing. So no flash, no auto focus,and I've been told the cost to fix it would probably make me want to buy a new one anyway. It's a sad state of affairs. Counting down the days to the Black Friday sale where i will throw some serious elbows to get a good camera deal.Ok  enough with the ranting. Behold, the pumpkin patch pictures..................

It was bright outside.

Really bright apparently! This is one of my favorites of the day. i love that boy of mine.


They did the parents no favors by putting these little tractors out. They didn't manuever very well so the parents had quite the work out pushing the kids around. Of course Carson loved it.  

My pumpkin posing girl. At least we got a couple of classic pumpkin shots.

Headed for the slides. Like moths to a flame.

This is what picture taking is really like with these two and I am glad I got this on camera. He obliged for about 2 minutes and then he was off!


Burke and Stacey said...

Those were some great, great, great pictures!!! Love Kate's shirt. ;o) I am so sad to hear about your camera!!!

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