his first pumpkin patch

So, being a new mom I have all these high expectations of firsts. First birthdays. First holidays. First bath. First steps. You name it. I think I began this obsession when I first found out I was pregnant. Literally the week I found out I was pregnant, I ran out and bought myself a brand new good quality DSLR camera so that I could capture all "the firsts."

Needless to say, this past weekend we got to take Matthew to his first pumpkin patch! If you follow me on instagram you might already know that we tried to go about two weeks ago and got rained out. And then the following weekend we were in Disney (post to come) so this was literally the last weekend we would be able to go before Halloween. And again, since this was my babys first pumpkin patch, it couldnt be just any old pumpkin patch. And surely not the pumpkin patch down the street, literally 2 mins away. I researched and asked around to my mommy friends where the best pumpkin patch around was.
via Flamingo Road Nursery Facebook Page
Now its hard for us southern mommies. When you live in South Florida, its not like you get fall weather, or apple orchids, or real pumpkin patches with hayrides. :( And this was the type of experience I was looking for. Luckily, one of my best friends suggested a local plant nursery out west where we could get the most "real" pumpkin patch experience in the south. So I convinced the hubby to make the drive out there, for the second time remind you. Luckily, due to Hurricane Sandy moving up the east coast (hope every one up north is prepared and safe) us south Floridians are experiencing our first signs of cool weather. It is absolutely gorgeous here the past few days. And made for a real "fall-like" experience at our "first pumpkin patch." This meant quite a happy mommy! ;)
We brought my niece along with us and it really helped make the whole day feel like we were creating a memory for Matthew, even though he probably wont remember. We got to pick out pumpkins, maybe even too many, go on a hayride, eat popcorn, get caramel apples, and enjoy the beautiful day outside.
Just a little something Ive come to accept, even with a great camera, a beautiful day, and a great "first experience" sometimes youre just not going to get a picture where the baby looks at the camera with a smile. lmao. Another thing Ive got to realize, even though I may have a hubby who puts up with all my high expectations of firsts' he just does not know how to frame a picture. lol. Hes learning though, I keep telling him "move back" and "take more of the scenery" and "I can always crop later!" (him and my sister have this same problem, you'll see in our pics at Disney she does the same thing lol) (i think I just used lol waaay to many times :P) anyways, continuing my photo dump 
All in all, i think it was a successful outing. We will definitely be going back to this pumpkin patch next year. And by then Matthew will be able to sit or stand by himself in pictures, opposed to having one of us have to hold him.

Now, onto to pumpkin carving! but thats a whole 'nother post. ;)


  1. Awesome pictures!
    I love the pumpkin patch...when we went it was so cold and rainy. Bummer. It looks like you definitely had a good time!


  2. how cute! love his little outfit!


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