Wordful Wednesday-The Pumpkin Patch

It’s a good thing that I’m not eligible to win my own “something spooky” contest because I wouldn’t stand a chance.

I’ve got nothing.  Nothing spooky.  Unless you consider it “spooky” that my 11 year old is almost as tall as me.  Truth be told, that does spook me a little.  I’m in denial about her growing up.

This past weekend Jeff and I took the kids to Tanaka Farms.   They had hay rides and a corn maze and a petting zoo.  We gave ourselves an hour there, which was just the right amount of time to soak in the scenery, walk through the pumpkins, run through the maze and then do a little chit chatting.  I’ve noticed that seasonal activities like these though just don’t seem as “authentic” as they do in other areas of the country we’ve lived that actually have 4 seasons.  Or maybe my kids are just growing up and it seems different.  I’m not sure.  {sigh}

Isn’t this a gorgeous setting?Oh how I wish I could say that this was from MY garden.

Do you go to Pumpkin Patches each year?

Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, only WITH words. It’s for those of us that can’t contain the chatter, but in a good way. More info. in my tabber box titled WW on the right.

Don’t forget to hop on over to my co-host Amanda’s place (Parenting By Dummies) to see what she has to be Wordful about today!

*I’ve been having so much fun with my iphone, and found another photography app that I love.  All of these pictures were edited with CameraBag.

The FIRST linky is for the “something spooky” photo contest.  If you are linking up a “something spooky” photo, enter you link in the first linky.  Remember, the winner gets a fun costume for next year (or for dress up throughout the year) from Costume Express.

If you are linking up a regular Wordful Wednesday post, please use the SECOND linky, and thanks for playing along!

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


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    Looks like a great time was had by all 🙂 ps. my 6 year old daughter is almost as tall as me !! I’m 4’11

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    I didn’t even think to do spooky this week! But yes our own children getting older and bigger is spooky! I was just watching my son (only 3) today and realized WOW he is soo big! I don’t want to think about when he is 12~~

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    Twitter: GennyHeikka

    Great pics, Angie! My twelve year old is almost my height too and it is hard to believe!

    I think I picked the wrong photo for your link up. Sorry! That’s what I get for doing this on my phone while I wait for guitar lessons to end, lol. Hugs!

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    yeah, w/o seasons, holidays just don’t feel the same to me either. Grace is gorgeous, so is the coloring on those photos. Making good use of your new phone already!

    We grew our own pumpkins this year. I hate pumpkin patches and corn mazes for that matter.

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    Twitter: buckeroomama

    How fun! We don’t have pumpkin patches here… not that I know of anyway. I’m sure my kids would have a blast if we ever take them to one. 🙂

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    Twitter: Twinfatuation

    Oh. My. Goodness. Do you come close to weeping at the sight of the pictures of you and your gorgeous daughter??? What PHENOMENAL images. 🙂

    Love them, and you! Happy Unspooky Halloween!

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    Chase Your Dreams says

    I really had to look at that first picture to find mom! You really look great. I hope you take that as a compliment. We’ve had our fair share of farms selling store bought pumpkins, so I know what you mean! Not the same as picking a pumpkin for real! LOL!

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    We do go each year! We actually just went on Sunday and had a blast! Love the pictures of yours – looks like a beautiful place to visit!

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    Twitter: SeriousKrystyn

    Wow, that is gorgeous..so is the fam, too!

    We still haven’t gone the the pumpkin patch…we’d better get on that!

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    Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud
    Twitter: TweetingMama

    What a beautiful farm! And such a beautiful family too. You are gorgeous, Angie!

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    Twitter: anne_hogan

    I went with the “something spooky” linky – but only because my post is about pumpkin carving. There’s really nothing spooky about it. :p

    Your pictures are great! I LOVE going to the pumpkin patch. I never went when I lived in Florida because picking pumpkins up off of a church parking lot just wasn’t the same. 😉 Needless to say, I really love being back in a place with four seasons! (But ask me again in January, and I’ll willing switch climates with you.)

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    blueviolet says

    She really is gonna shoot past you in height soon! I went to the pumpkin patch every year with the kids too! It’s fun regardless of how old they are!

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    Terra Heck says

    It’s been a while since I’ve been to the pumpkin patch. My kids loved it when they were younger. I can totally relate to the kids being taller than you. My two boys are growing like weeds.

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    Twitter: frompdxwithlove

    We used to go to the pumpkin patch back in Oregon but we didn’t this year…here, CO, they charge you at least $10 to go in so we decided to skip it this year and hopefully we’ll find a nice patch next fall…
    Don’t they grow up so fast?!

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    My kids asked to this year but I said no.
    We’ve never been to one.
    I can’t be bothered. Plus it’s just so cold you know.
    I’m a party pooper.
    I should go with them one year.
    Great shots.

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    Honey Mommy says

    Good thing I paid attention and managed to get my link up on the right linky!

    Ok… so I had to delete from the first list, but I got it the second time!

    I don’t have anything spooky either! My kids are still little and aren’t into scary, which I am ok with.

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    Lolli @ Better in Bulk
    Twitter: 1momof5

    I used to go every year, but our favorite free pumpkin patch closed and noone has asked to go anywhere else. 🙁

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    veronica lee says

    Gorgeous pics!!! Love them!!!

    Happy WW!

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    Alexia @ Babies & Bacon
    Twitter: babiesandbacon

    Oh my goodness. Love the pictures of you with your daughter. It makes my heart all warm and fuzzy. Just stunning.

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    Twitter: multiplemama

    I was six inches taller than my mom by the time I was thirteen. And still am by the way. 🙂 Happy pumpkin hunting!

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    Twitter: ErinsMiracles

    The kids all look so cute! And you are actually in some of these pics!! =)
    It’s been so hot we still haven’t taken the boys to the pumpkin patch!

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    Twitter: BFLife

    Oh yes, gorgeous setting! I’d go to that pumpkin patch every year just to lay eyes on that view! Now, about something ‘spooky’, let’s not bring up what my postpartum tummy looks like…

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    Robin from Israel
    Twitter: RobinTA

    I think as our kids grow the magic wears off just the tiniest bit, as they themselves process things on a totally different level. Still, it’s a beautiful spot and a family activity well worth clinging too even as they hit the tween years and beyond.

    My photography is available for purchase – visit Around the Island Photography and bring home something beautiful today!

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    Stacy Uncorked
    Twitter: RandomCoolChick

    ACK! I forgot about the ‘spooky’ theme…

    I think we’re going to have to find a pumpkin patch to go to each year – we don’t have any cool ones like that around here! 🙂 It is kind a spooky how your 11-year old is almost as tall as you – I suspect when Princess Nagger reaches that age she’ll either be as tall or taller than me…that *is* spooky! 🙂

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    Twitter: thelucaszoo

    You have a beautiful family! We didn’t hit the pumpkin patch this year. I already posted my spooky pic of P a few weeks back. Can I link to flickr or does it have to be a blog post? Thanks!

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    We love going to the pumpkin patch, my favorite part about fall. And how do you always have the best hair?

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    Sue the Desperate Housemommy
    Twitter: DHousemommy

    A-to-the-Men on our kids getting scary tall. That is frightening in and of itself.

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    Serendipity is Sweet
    Twitter: ptownmoofus

    It does look beautiful there! My kids would love the corn maze 😉

    That’s a wonderful family photo and you and your daughter are just beautiful! I can’t stand how quickly they grow up either. My 9 year old is almost as tall as me and it blows my mind. He CAN’T be on the cusp of being a teenager…yikes!

    I’ll have to check out this something spooky contest. Sounds like fun 😉

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    Arnebya @ whatnowandwhy
    Twitter: whatnowandwhy

    We try to get to the pumpkin patch, but the closest one is an hour away in Centreville and costs $9/person, 2 and up. I just can’t…I won’t…$9 for a 2 yr old? Nope. Safeway pumpkins it is!

    Also, my 10 yr old is above my shoulder. I don’t like it. I don’t like it a bit.

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    What a gorgeous place. We have yet to take our kids to a pumpkin patch. We need to hurry, time is running out.

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    Sounds like a fun family event! The pictures of you and your daughter are great!

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    Anti-Supermom says

    Darn, I messed it up… please delete my first linky… I have yet to make it to the pumpkin patch – but you make it looks amazing!!

    Because you guys are so beautiful!

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    tori nelson
    Twitter: toristoptalking

    Nothing spooky over here… unless you count my horrendous bed head 🙁

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    garden girl says

    This can totally be from your garden. All you have to do is try. I’ll bet you’d be surprised how easy gardening is! Check out the sweet potatoes I just pulled from my garden. And I am on the East Coast and it is October!!!


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    Your family is so beautiful! I have a soon-to-turn-ten year old who is almost as tall as me. She’s already borrowing my clothes! How scary is that?

    I didn’t read the directions carefully and I linked up wrong, but I fixed it. I’ll be back tomorrow with something spooky. Although, I think having a kid soon to be double digits and wearing my clothes is pretty spooky!

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    Julie {Angry Julie Monday}
    Twitter: AngryJulie

    Great photos!!! And you are probably going to laugh at this…I live literally less than a mile from Tanaka Farms. I love that place.

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    Twitter: elainea

    Oh my goodness, she IS almost as tall as you! ACK! Your photo together is so pretty. Looks like a fun trip to the pumpkin patch. 🙂

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    Becca - Our Crazy Boys
    Twitter: beccascrazyboys

    My 11 year-old is getting tall, too!! Ahhh!!! I feel old!

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    Twitter: sheenatatum

    I often wondered how Fall and Winter activities were like in the warmer states. As I got older, holidays got boring… probably because there were no real traditions in place. But having a little one surely brings on the warm and fuzzies. Great photos!

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    Great photos, unfortunately in Scotland we don’t celebrate Halloween like you do in the States and therefore we don’t have pumpkin patches to visit, wish we did though 🙁

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    Back again! I added my spooky photo. 🙂 I’ll have another spooky post to add in a little bit. Can I link up twice?