Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Caroline's Pumpkin Patch Party!

Caroline has been planning her pumpkin patch party for quite some time now! She's starting to understand the concept of the changing seasons, so I've been telling her that when the leaves start to change colors and it starts to get a bit cooler, it will be time for her birthday! She's been waiting with eager anticipation for October to arrive! We started out her birthday celebration with a trip to the pumpkin patch at McLeod Farms to pick the pumpkins we would need for her party.

First we rode the wagon out to the pumpkin patch.

Then we carefully selected pumpkins!

To have enough for all of the children who would be coming, plus enough for our own family to have out on the front porch, we had to buy 19 pumpkins. People thought we were crazy!

Then finally, on Saturday afternoon, it was time for the pumpkin patch painting palooza! I decided to try my hand at applique on a regular sewing machine. It wasn't as hard as I thought! Not sure how the zigzag stitch will hold up when I wash it, but at least it was cute for her party that day.

The birthday girl!

Are you really almost THREE???

Pumpkin painting was the main activity of the day!

Then it was time to eat some snacks - orange frosted pretzels, pumpkin cuties (clementines with a string bean stuck in the middle), apples with caramel (made with coconut milk!), and pumpkin spice cupcakes.

Happy Birthday, dear Caroline!

Everyone enjoying their goodies.

Sweet friends

And, I'm so glad I remembered at the last minute to get a whole family picture.

What a fun time we had celebrating three years of life with our precious Caroline!

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