Monday, October 22, 2012

The Great Pumpkin

To get us excited for our visit to the pumpkin patch, we watched the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown for the first time this year and in the morning we met our friends to drink in autumn’s splendor. 

1 watermarked 2 watermarked The family farm is a lovely place complete with a hay bale maze, corn maze, pumpkin patch, and tractor pulled hayride.

3 watermarked 4 watermarked While we were there Sophie found some of her friends from kindergarten and the 1st grade and they ran off through the maze laughing and chasing each other.  One of the moms stopped to introduce herself and her family.  She had heard about the letter we sent home on the first day of school as her daughter is in a different kindergarten class.  This was the letter that introduced Sophie to her peers and to talk about Down syndrome (click HERE for the letter).  She shared that the parents have all been talking about the letter and love it.  She had gotten a copy because she wanted to show it to her own mother.  It meant so much to them because she has a brother with Down syndrome.  I hope I never get used to these wonderful surprises and little threads that link us all together.

11 watermarkedHelena may be the size of a 5 year old, but she really is 3.  She kept getting stuck in this dead end of the maze and would get so mad.  It was hard not to chuckle.

5 watermarkedAs an aside, would you look at the bone structure on this gorgeous girl? We are in big trouble when she gets older.7 watermarked We could not have asked for a more picturesque day.

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Sharing the fun with the K family made it all the more special.  Plus, thanks to Klara who snuggled me up, I got my baby fix, which will hold me for a while.

8 watermarked9 watermarked Sophie’s shirt says, Don’t Mess With Perfection.  Don’t you agree?

10 watermarkedWe finished the day with naps, a little football and my favorite tv show The Walking Dead (after the kids went to bed of course).  So much of our lives are hectic and stressful.  Days like this fill us up.

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