The Pumpkin Patch Post

So I realize this is probably the 45,087th post you've read about people going to the pumpkin patch, but you should read this one cause it has cute babies in it.

I don't really understand what is going on with pumpkin "patches" these days. It seems like every pumpkin patch I've seen over the last few years just has pumpkins that are cut from their vines and toted to a large area for you to search through. I don't know about you, but I prefer tromping out into the muddy fields and cutting the pumpkin off the vine like I did when I was little. I am determined to find one of these pumpkin patches for Bennett to visit next year!

Since we live in a high-rise downtown, we don't have anywhere to put pumpkins so we just ended up getting this cute little guy (thanks Cliffs!) who's home is on our kitchen counter:
We went the weekend before last and it couldn't have been a more perfect fall day:
Bro time:
Bennett with his lady friends Lucy and Avery:
Last year Bennett absolutely hated the pumpkin patch. It was the first time he had really been out in the sun plus he was trying to sleep so he was super fussy the whole time.

Case in point:
Speaking of last year, look at how teeny he was:
Doubled in size:
(that would be crazy if adults did this)
Chris being manly and wheelbarrowing (is that a word? I just made it one)
extremely heavy babies:
This baby cow was super cute but I think it was a little too relaxed and it didn't really feel like cleaning it's hindquarters, or getting up to "go" for that matter:
(if you enlarge the picture you can see that Bennett is pointing and the expression on his face says "sick mom I can't believe you're makingme take a picture with it)
This farm also had goats, chickens, cute baby chicks you could hold and these sweet baby piglets:
oh the things we make our babies do:

If you live in Portland and know of a real pumpkin patch let me know in the comments!

P.S. this is what the beginning of fall looks like from our living room window:


  1. Mrs. Wookie on October 27, 2010 at 8:32 AM

    I love where you live. Are you near the Pearl?

    We lived in a Downtown condo in Norfolk, Virginia, and loooooved every minute of it. Walk here, walk there. Just no awesome farmers markets...because they're not too hippie in that part of the world. Fail.

    Now we live on the water in California. With a farmers market a few blocks away on Sundays. No Downtown, but we're getting there. :D

  2. Sara on October 27, 2010 at 9:04 AM

    Looks like you had a great time at the pumpkin patch! Maybe next year we will have to join you!

  3. Olivia on October 27, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    hahah so cute. I go to the one out on Sauvies Island, super muddy, super tropming, super cutting the pumpkins off vines! :)

  4. Rach on October 27, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    You have the cutest little guy ever!

  5. KiraLynn on October 27, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    I love the photo of the kids lounging in the wheelbarrow. Did you guys go with the Cliffs the year they took Syd to the pumpkin patch? Hopefully next time we can actually make it. I haven't been to one since I was a kid.

  6. Kelly on October 27, 2010 at 6:12 PM

    You have a really cute son,
    and a KILLER view.


  7. Bridget on October 27, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    you have the cutest header!

  8. Becca on October 27, 2010 at 8:38 PM

    Wow thanks guys, such sweet comments!

    Ashley- we actually live on the South Park Blocks right between PSU and the art museum...we love living downtown!

    Sara and Kira- yes! It's a must that we all go together next year, and yeah we went when they took Syd, we have pictures and she loved it!

    Olivia- Sauvies Island is always a fun one but super crowded!

  9. Indie.Tea on October 29, 2010 at 1:56 AM

    I've only been to the patches where the pumpkins are precut. It sounds like so much to wade through the fields and get your making a discovery.
    The pics are adorable!

  10. my name is lauren. on October 31, 2010 at 10:53 PM

    i still think it's so funny that we went to the same pumpkin patch!

    oh...and your pumpkin patch post was way better than the others due to the cuteness of the babies in it....especially bennett :).


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