Thursday, October 27, 2011

Embrace the Camera: October 27th

First visit at a pumpkin patch...

With Halloween fast approaching we had it set in our mind to find a great pumpkin patch to take Lily to. I searched through many links until I found the pumpkin patch I felt had everything I always wanted to experience as a kid. So first thing Sunday morning we headed to the Irvine Railroad Pumpkin Patch!

 Lily didn't know what to make of such a place, everywhere she turned there was something exciting going on. I tried to convince her to sit on a pumpkin to take a few pictures...but she wouldn't have it. She just stood there like a deer caught in headlights. So I dropped the idea and asked her to pick out a pumpkin instead.

 She grabbed the smallest pumpkin she could find and held on to it for dear it became hers.

At this point I figured I might as well get a photo of her even if it meant holding her down. 
But she had her mind set on other the tempting smell of fresh popcorn.

 ...and before I knew it, I was able to capture this!

 She got a kick out of all the 'pop your head in the hole boards'...okay, I'm not really sure what you call these. I love her little feet sticking out from the bottom. 
She's suppose to be corn if you didn't catch that. lol

I had way too much fun with this one. I laughed with her...not at her (half the time). 

Then we found this awesome pony to ride on. It was made of hay and an old stuffed animal. 
I think we found the answer for when Lily begins to ask us  for a pony.

 She eventually found her way to a real pony, and we named it Bullseye for the 5 minutes we had him.

 It was love...and she wouldn't stop petting it. She would even order him to 'Giddy Up!'. 
This seriously made her day.

 After the sad farewell to Bullseye, we opted to help her win a prize.

She won a Lion...but again, she had her heart set on something else.

 When I was asked what I wanted painted on her face my first thought was a butterfly...thinking they would paint a tiny one on her cheek. The artist had another kind of butterfly in mind apparently...

But it came out so beautiful that I would have been a fool to have asked for anything less.
An hour later she slept on the drive home and that beautiful butterfly face became clown-like and transferred all over her shirt. This why you always take a picture!

We'll definitely be back for Christmas!