Yesterday was a very, very special day in the Otto home. Yesterday was the long awaited, much anticipated PUMPKIN DAY! Every year, I anxiously await Pumpkin Day. We go to the pumpkin patch. We hang out and have a great time. We pick THE BEST PUMPKINS. And then we carve them. Russ and I have been tagging along with my siblings who already have children for quite some time now (except for the carving part. At that point, we hang out with our adult friends and drink beer). But now, WE HAVE A KID OF OUR OWN. It was time to bring our own little family into the tradition. So, yesterday we went to the pumpkin patch as a family! Well, actually, we went together for the first time last year, and Vivi slept through the whole thing. This year, we hoped for better success.
Still...she was a little freaked out by it at first. It took a bit for her to get settled. "Where in the name of Pete have you brought me, parents? It is very...outdoorsy.
See our "lovely" family photo for an example of unsettledness at the pumpkin patch. Sigh. You could call it unsettledness. Or abject fear. Whatever.
But after a bit, she began to enjoy herself much more. Now tell me honestly. Have you ever seen anything so adorable? Sweet little baby playing in the straw.
We'll show you more of our adventures tomorrow. It was a full day of pumpkin related amazement!