Since Annaliese's birthday occurs in October and her first birthday party is a pumpkin theme, we decided that it would be a great time to go to the pumpkin patch and have a picnic too! So every year we are going to have Annaliese (and future children) pick a pumpkin and head to the park for a family picnic. This year we wanted to provide all of the kids attending the party to paint pumpkins for fun, so off to the pumpkin patch we went!
Last Friday Justin had off work. It was a beautiful fall day, about 65 degrees, so sunny and a slight breeze. It was the perfect day to go pumpkin picking and to have a little outdoor picnic.
|"I want this one, daddy!"|
|On a mission|
|Checking out the bunnies|
|Walking with daddy|
|"Look over there, mommy"|
|Ouch my teeth hurt.|
They had some really creative ways to display their hay bales.
|Me and my little pumpkin|
Then we headed to a local park for a picnic. Annaliese fell asleep in the car...and didn't budge as we carried her to the picnic site.
|Asleep on daddy|
We set up our picnic and laid Annaliese down for a nap. Mommy and Daddy got to have some quiet time and adult conversation while still in the presence of our sleeping daughter and the gorgeous fall scenery. It truly was the perfect day.
|Daddy, setting up lunch|
|The awesome picnic basket we received from Ashley and Jenn as a wedding gift|
|Ready to eat!|
|Good Morning! :)|
|Mommy and Annaliese having some water|
|Having some ham and cheese|
Now we're left with a whole lot of pumpkins for the birthday girl's Pumpkin Birthday Party this weekend! Post (of course) will come later!
Family from New Jersey will be in later today and the party will be tomorrow! I'm so excited to see all of our friends and family in one place and celebrating something so joyous as our pretty girl's first birthday! Oh...cake and toys too! ;)