Wednesday, October 29, 2014

a gourd-geous day

Kaleb and I TRY to make things a big deal for our crazies. We like to pile them up and whisk them away for small adventures, we celebrate all holidays big and small and aspire to foster a love for the outdoors and an active lifestyle.

Some they won't remember. Actually, most they won't, and that's ok. There is definitely a few moments I hope they do forget. What I crave for them is a sense, a feeling, a knowing that they were surrounded and filled up with love. That we tried, that we gave them our all.



Not all of these special events turn out exactly as you dreamed. You have a vision in your head of creating this perfect family memory only for it to fall apart at the seams.



Life with four little ones has it's moments, sometimes they can be a little difficult, aaaannnd I'm sure they could say the same thing about me. But, there are days when it all falls into place and I enjoy their company so much, and for the briefest of moments I think- this is going to be alright, them growing up, it may even be great.



Anyhow, that's a long lead in to what was one of those magnificently beautiful days this past week. The kind where it was everything you wanted and yet so much more. The kind where you genuinely enjoyed them and it felt less like parenting and more like a great day out with loved ones.



We headed to a nearby pumpkin patch on Friday and spent the whole of the day foraging our way thru thick green corn mazes. Filling our shirts with soft puffs of hand picked cotton, and sending bright yellow corn sailing thru blue skies shot from a long cannon. We strolled thru seemingly unending fields of pumpkins searching for the perfect ones to finally paint and carve with silly faces and set atop our porch.

It was a day that they may not remember in year to come, but a day Kaleb and I won't soon forget.

p.s. guest posting today over on Helen's blog- I will bloom. She is seriously one of the most fantastic writers, and I was honored to be asked. You can check it out here, if your so inclined.

20 comments :

  1. That looks so fun! A little more outdoor time would do us all good:) Aiming to do a little pumpkin carving myself today!

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  2. It certainly sounds like a picture perfect day and a lovely memory that your little ones will hopefully remember!

    prosecco in the park

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  3. Your little ones are just too precious! Lovely photos of a special day! x

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  4. It looks like you had a pretty perfect day and the pictures are beautiful!x

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    1. Well thank you so much, that means the world!

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  6. aww, they are sooo cute! love the background..

    Kisses,
    www.taislany.com

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  7. You are such a great mom lady! And how cute are these little kiddies with the cotton! You are killing me Smalls!

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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  8. Darling, darling, post. Such wonderful writing, loved the lines, "What I crave for them is a sense, a feeling, a knowing that they were surrounded and filled up with love. That we tried, that we gave them our all". That's so what I hope I'm instilling in my two littles.....

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  9. ooh, what can I say? I just...just love your family and your kids are so cute! I hope that one day I will also have such a wonderful family.

    www.am-kubicowelove.blogspot.com

    love, xoxo.

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    1. Thanks girl! You and your beloved are way to cute, I'm sure your family someday will be beyond gorgeous!!

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  10. It looks like your little ones had a magical day, I always loved going to the pumpkin patch when I was a kid (honestly, still do). I love how their hair is just SO blonde. They are truly beautiful!

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  11. This is beautiful -- the photographs and the words together are pure harmonious poetry.

    You have a lovely family...and even though the little ones may not remember every moment or word that was spoken during these gatherings, they will be shaped by it in a beautiful way. Being outside and surrounded by family is important for our souls, no matter the age. :)


    Love, Amy

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  12. Aww that was so lovely to read that your family outing went so perfectly. I can only imagine that with four little ones a lot of balls can fall out of the air, so moments like these are even more special. And I have to say- I kind of want to go cotton picking now, haha! That really does look like such a fun, silly time. And how is it still that warm where you live?! I'm already fighting bitter winds. Sigh.

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Thanks! This particular day was mid-80's, not very fallish. Thus why were stripped down to under tanks, and isaac just decided to forgo the shirt altogether!

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  13. Ahhhh again your posts are SO inspiring, it's always a pleasure to sit down, visit your blog and go through your posts….always so beautifully written.

    Looking back at my childhood now I love all the memories that my family built for me and exactly as you wrote I do have that feeling that my family did all they could to provide for me and give me more than what they could actually give so I'm sure you're family will feel the same way!

    You take beautify photos too and they'll also be able to look back at your blog and see what wonderful memories and photos you captured from adventures! :)

    I hope that in the future when I have kids I'll be able to give them memories like these and give them that exact feeling you mentioned, that they know you gave them everything - and more!

    Hope you and your beautiful family are well!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  14. I grew up traveling a lot and experiencing so many lovely/fun/happy moments, most I don't remember at all, but the feeling you described is there. The feeling of growing up with love and joy, so what you wrote is really beautiful. :)

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  15. Such a beautiful post! This time of year is so pretty for picking pumpkins, fruit and such. Your kids look like they had a great time.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  16. These pictures are so great! Your kids are adorable :)

    www.simplydavelyn.com

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  17. Love these pictures! Especially the cotton ones! :)

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