Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkins with Friends

My love for all things pumpkins has been well-documented. I did some research this year and found a new pumpkin patch in South Florida. Figuring we needed someone else there to take our family picture it was a nice day, we invited some friends to join us.

The setting looks nice enough...until you realize the pumpkins come off a refrigerated truck and have stickers on them that say they are proudly grown in Michigan. Then one of the staff members came along to shoo people away from the canal because there are alligators in the water. (We took our gator bait to the far side of the "patch" after this discovery!) This is a real Florida pumpkin patch!

(And yes, the pumpkins at the pumpkin patch in the Methodist Church parking lot come off a truck too, but they don't have stickers.  They pile them up on wooden isn't quite the same as a farm growing vines to make it look like the pumpkins actually grow there!)

Yes, we were THOSE people. After a quick wardrobe change, Cinderella made her debut.

We arranged some Michigan pumpkins and started snapping away. We even managed to get a few pictures of Caitlin and Johnny together! (They are a year apart...two just under two years did my mom do it with the three of us so close together?)

And of course we each took our turns to get the much sought after family pumpkin picture.

It was a lovely afternoon...Michigan pumpkins and gators and all!


I am Harriet said...

That's so sweet!!!

Have a great Wednesday!

Run DMT said...

Where did you find a REAL pumpkin patch in Florida? You have to share the details. My girls would love that.

Great photos!

Krystyn said...

It's all about the experience, right? So cute in her little dress.

Michelle said...

These are BEAUTIFUL pictures! I'm glad that you were able to get some great photos of the three of you. :) I tried.... And I think Cinderella looks amazing. Great idea!