adventures, marissa

the perfect fall day: pumpkin picking!

October 21, 2013

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this weekend was seriously the absolute best. my mom and little sister came into town and we had a long list of activities planned. it started with celebrating my mom’s birthday on friday night (pictures on instagram!). saturday was an action packed day that started with a road trip to upstate new york to go pumpkin picking (courtesy of the lovely folks at lilla p!).

it is amazing how the landscape changes within an hours drive outside of new york city–rolling hills and leaves in every shade of autumn. we made our journey out to a pumpkin patch at rocky reef farm in stanfordville, new york. we learned a lesson a couple years back about these kind of “fall activities,” the further outside the city you go, the better! a couple years ago we went to one of those apple and pumpkin picking extravaganzas in a nearby town in new jersey and i think most of manhattan was there too! this farm was the opposite… it was quaint, uncrowded and positively perfect for toddlers to play (we did our fair share of playing as well).

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the farm has a handful of wheel barrows for you to wheel around while you pick pumpkins… you can imagine how much of a hit that was.

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alexa was one proud pumpkin picker!

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i just adore this photo of hayden. happy, wild and free in the pumpkin patch.

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another bonus to this day was the weather. i love the fall… there is nothing better than sweater weather… especially when it is the right balance of cozy, casual and chic like the one i am wearing from lilla p! it is also a good time to break out the moccasins and boots. happy to say goodbye to sandals and sundresses for a season or two.

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cue the squinty-eyed family photo… i am apparently the only one that can look straight into the sunlight without squinting (or sunglasses) in our family!

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(this pumpkin is currently our dining room centerpiece, thanks for picking it alexa!)

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hayden has such a sweet spot for my mom, he adores her! (the kids call her abu, short for abuela)

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after posing for at least 50 photos hayden decided he wanted to take some pictures of us… what a cutie!

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alexa and my little sister… tia gaby.

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this might be one of my new favorite pictures… i wish i could share the sound of their intoxicating giggles as i bounced them around the pumpkin patch.

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hayden’s first encounter with a scarecrow.

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here is a little road trip tip: when you see an amazing field off the side of the road, stop. check and make sure it is safe and then run out in the field and take pictures! you won’t regret it.

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stay tuned… i’ll post the next part of our weekend journey tomorrow. thanks lilla p for treating us to such a fantastic day!

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  • Reply Amelia October 21, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    These pictures are stunning! Especially the one of you & Hayden in the field. It’s absolutely beautiful and captures fall perfectly. What a fun day :)

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