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Pumpkin Patch {2018}

It’s fall ya’ll! The weather is still warm during the day here in So Cal, but the mornings and evening are cooling down and to me, that’s fall. I don’t love all the wind (hello nose bleeds!) but I love all the beautiful fall colors, the gorgeous array of pumpkins in all the stores and all the fall activates we do in October. Our favorite fall activity is checking out a Pumpkin Patch! This year we checked out FIVE different patches.

ONE

While my sister was in town, we checked out the Fall Harvest Festival at the farm. We rode some rides, went through the corn maze, checked out all different sized pumpkins and even picked the last of their blackberry crop.

TWO

Next up was a smaller pumpkin patch with our friends, Stacee, Brayden, Cheryl, Alex and Ariana.

We checked out the petting zoo, rode rides, and played a few games.

THREE

A few weeks later I won a family 4 pass to the Fall Harvest Festival at the farm. So we took hubby and checked it out again.

This time we rode some rides we missed, hopped on the tractor pulled wagon, found our favorite pumpkins and stood by the “How tall this fall?” sign.

We finished off our day by picking a few fall veggies from the farm.

FOUR

Our favorite this year was the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival. In this festival we seek out all the pumpkin flavored food. I got this amazing pizza with roasted pumpkin, sage, cheese and spices. It was so simple yet so flavorful! 

Love my crew!

They also had a classic car section. Sarah got to hang inside the Back to The Future car, The DeLorean.

FIVE

Our last visit for the month was a play date with friends, Sarah and Lydia. Unfortunately us moms were super chatty and I forgot to take a picture of our friends.

So thankful my family puts up with me and my love for fall!

To see previous visits to the Pumpkin Patch click below.

2015

2014

2013

Pumpkin Patch {2015}

Every fall we take Sarah to the Pumpkin Patch for some fall fun.

To see previous years click below.

2014

2013

2012

I love fall and the cooler weather. Unfortunately So Cal is having unbelievable hot weather. Making fall unnoticeable and our trip to the Pumpkin Patch this year short.

We started our day by taking photos with some of the props. IMG_1289 IMG_1282We walked around a bit and spotted some Halloween themed games. IMG_1297 IMG_1290For lunch I seeked out all the pumpkin items. I started with pumpkin (and tomato-basil) empanadas and ended with a pumpkin shake. IMG_1279IMG_1305

Both were really really good!

It was hot, but lot’s of fun! I love our fall traditions! IMG_1299The following week we met our friends for a play date at the Pumpkin Patch. DSC06162IMG_1428DSC06179IMG_1411 - favWe tired getting a group picture, but the kids were not having it :(DSC06145So instead Erin took some cute pictures of Jacob and me. DSC06155 DSC06156   I love the farm during this time of the year. Everything is so beautiful! IMG_1454Just like last year we measured our height near the “How Tall This Fall” sign. This time Jacob participated too!ImageMaybe next year I’ll get them to smile at the camera ;)

Oshrat’s Visit {2014}

I love it when my family comes to visit!

Last month my sister, Oshrat came to visit.

It’s so fun when my sister comes to visit! We get to do a whole bunch of things I wouldn’t normally do.

Here are some of the highlights:

While Sarah was at school one morning we went out for breakfast, got mani’s and just hung out.

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Later that day I took her to my mommy group event, Halloween Pictures.

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For dinner we invited my sister’s high school friend (who lives nearby) and made this scrumptious dinner.

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The next evening we took a ceramic painting class. We both picked out a chip and dip plate to paint.

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The following day we headed to the Pumpkin Patch.

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Before dropping her off at the airport, Oshrat and I went to our first LA Galaxy game. We sat in the busy LARS section, but had lot’s of fun! I even caught a scarf!

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Thank you Oshrat for all the fun memories! I hope you had as much fun as we did. Love you!

Pumpkin Patch {2014}

Every fall we take Sarah to the Pumpkin Patch for some fall fun.

This time we had my sister in town so we decided to check out a new patch.

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We had a fun day! We started off with getting Sarah’s face painted.

IMG_2851She loves getting her face painted! She picked a snake on one cheek and a butterfly on the other cheek. As a bonus, Sarah was also able to get a tattoo of her choice.

Then we moved on to some carnival style games.

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The weather has been crazy annoying lately. It’s starts off cool in the mornings and then it gets super hot the rest of the day. So we headed for some shade and had lunch.

Before heading out we took some fun pictures. IMG_28441377064_10100848675060505_4455284300517045586_n

How tall this fall?

picstitchFun times! Click here to see our past visit.

School Field Trip {2013}

After visiting the farm with our mommy group, Sarah and I went again for a class field trip.

However this time it was different. Between Sarah’s bestie, Charlie, not able to attend due to a cold and how our morning ended, this field trip is a trip I will remember forever.

The morning started out really nice. The weather was warmer then the forecast read, but we were prepared for the mud we heard would be at the farm.

IMG_1730While waiting for the wagon ride, I took this great picture of Sarah and her teacher.IMG_1732IMG_1731Shortly after, we got on the wagon. The wagon ride brought a lot of giggles from my smiley Sarah.

IMG_1745IMG_1746IMG_1749IMG_1748A little selfie with my Boo-Tiful ghost.

IMG_1759Finally we reached our destination to find the perfect pumpkin.

IMG_1774Or as Sarah prefers, the smallest pumpkin in the patch. After finding a pumpkin for me we explored the farm.

IMG_1778IMG_1789IMG_1805IMG_1813A few of our friends were heading to ride area to ride the train. I asked Sarah if she wanted to go on the train with her friends. She said no to that, but she wanted to go on a pony ride.

I explained to her that I needed to buy tickets and walked to the ticket booth.

She quickly began her plethora of why questions. Why do we need tickets? So that we can go on the pony ride. Why are we going on the pony? Because you asked me to go on the pony rides. We are going to see horses? Yes. She says, Ok! Phew! That was a close one. We’ve been known to go at it for a while.

With two pumpkins, a diaper bag and a 30 lb kid in my arms I decided to put everything down on the ground in order to get my wallet and pay the ticket booth lady.

After handing her my money I turned to hand Sarah her tickets.

Except she wasn’t next to me!!

I scanned my area and started to yell her name.

SARAH!

No answer.

I couldn’t see her. My heart began to beat fast. My palms started to sweat.

She’s normally easy to spot, as she can usually be found dancing to a beat she hears in the distance.

I scanned another area and yelled out for her again.

SARAH!!!

I quickly moved to another area and yelled her name repeatedly.

SARAH, SARAH, SARAH!

No answer!

I quickly sent a text to my mommy friends that came to farm with us, “Can’t find Sarah!!!”

My heart was beating out of my chest. I began to breathe heavily. I suddenly stopped what I was doing while images of the movie, “Taken” were running through my head.

A few seconds later I was startled by the loud speaker.

“Sharon please come to the ticket booth, we have your daughter.”

What? The ticket booth? I was just there?!?

I raced to the ticket booth to see my Sarah smiling and laughing as usual. My pounding heart slowed down as I picked her up and hugged her tightly.

I asked her with a weakened voice, “Where did you go?” She said with a smile, “The lady has cupcakes!”  I hugged her tightly again. I explained to her, “Mommy was scared. I couldn’t find you.”  She continued by asking, “Mommy can I have a cupcake?”. The lady breaks our conversation to say, “While you and I were discussing tickets, she came around the building and spotted some cupcakes. Can she have one?”

I responded quickly, “NO!” and continued telling Sarah that what she did was scary and not OK.

What felt like forever, must have only been a few minutes.

I hugged her tightly again and nuzzled her neck. I took a deep breath as I laid my head on her head. She popped up and said, “Sorry mommy.”

I think she understood. If nothing else, I think she got that I was scared.

She pointed to the pony rides and requested we go there.

I went back for my stuff with Sarah still in my arms. I explained to her that we needed to go home (I was still shaken up) and she insisted on a pony ride.

I let her get in line, as I needed a moment.

The ponies that rode the loop while we were waiting in line stopped to let other kids get on for their ride.

I managed to take this picture of Sarah smiling as she was ridding the horse. After that scary situation I was overjoyed to see her smile as if nothing had happened. My eyes welled up as I smiled back.

IMG_1794We started to head toward the exit as Sarah spotted other things she wanted to do. However, I was done! I was done carrying her, two pumpkins and my bag. I was done staring at her and thinking of what could have happened. And frankly, I was done emotionally. So as I juggled to keep all the balls in the air I spotted this large pumpkin, sat Sarah on it and took this picture.

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And that’s a wrap! Goodbye Harvest Festival. See you next year!

Pumpkin Patch {2013}

I love Fall! I love everything about it. I love the change of weather (even though it’s been a hot transition). I love being able to wear boots and scarves. I also love anything to do with pumpkins.

Every year we head to the farm near by for a visit to the Pumpkin Patch. Between a visit with my mommy group and Sarah’s school field trip we decided we didn’t need to go drag hubby again this year. However, I could go every week! I love all the colors and fresh produce to purchase. It’s my happy place.

IMG_1039Here are some pictures of our recent visit with my mommy group. Thanks to Allison and Liza for taking such gorgeous photos!

IMG_1333My little grumpy pumpkin.

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1374977_526802997405577_3338408_nMy daughter the nose picker.

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I love these together. Such great girlfriends!IMG_1044IMG_1055A little run through the kid-sized corn maze.

corn mazeIMG_1016It was a great afternoon out in the open air.

 Because I love seeing comparison pictures, here is Sarah at the Pumpkin Patch all three years.

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