Baby’s First Pumpkin Patch

I was very excited to take 11 month old Siobhan to her first Pumpkin Patch.  She can’t quite walk yet, but she can crawl.

Hay Baby

There was a barn full of loose hay and hay bales for the kids to play on.  I took Siobhan to the corner where other babies were sitting and she really didn’t like it!  She sat there for a minute looking very confused and uncomfortable.  Then she started to gag and cough!  I freaked out for a second and pulled her out quickly.  She had choked on all the dust stirred up by all the big kids running around.  So we moved on.

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We wanted to get a cute picture of her standing against the measurement sign, but she did not want to stand!  Usually she loves to stand and hold on to things, but I guess not on demand.


I think this crazy pumpkin wanted to eat my baby!


Baby’s first ghost encounter!  Just in time for halloween.


She LOVES to wave Hello to people.  Who can resist a baby waving to them?


Artsy hay bale shot!

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I found a pyramid of stacked hay bales out in the open.  A lot less dust!  But she still wasn’t very interested in the texture.  But she sat and pondered the Pumpkin Festival for a while.


The goat greeted her to see if she had food and moved on.  She checked him out for a while probably wondering what he was.


The piggies were super cute!  But Siobhan was starting to fade at this point, so we headed back to re-group with Dad and Sister.


Since we skipped the hay ride, she got a ride on daddy’s shoulders while we went into the Butler’s Orchard store to get apple cider and fresh farm milk.   The Butler’s Orchard Pumpkin Festival has a ton of things to do for children of all ages.  There were a couple huge slides, moon bounce, mazes and pony rides.  Siobhan and I just did baby stuff, but the bigger kids definitely get the bang for their buck.  I look forward to taking her back when she’s older to enjoy the other activities.  I guess she should learn to walk before she rides a pony.

Life with a 10 Month Baby

Siobhan is 10 months and she loves to crawl.  She says, “Uh Oh” all the time!  And she loves to eat all food, as long as it’s chopped up to baby size.


We attended her Nana’s wedding and she had a ball crawling around the reception.  During the wedding ceremony she got very upset when everyone clapped and cheered at the end.


This is her pre-wedding nap.  We let her sleep till the last minute so she would make it through the event.  20140907_110749

Siobhan enjoys riding in my hiking backpack.  She enjoys the sways of my footsteps and hums along as she enjoys the scenery.  20140907_142810

On football sundays, we like to spread out snacks on the coffee table.  Turns out, with only 2 teeth, Siobhan can munch down a hot dog!  She also took a jalapeño popper and sucked out all the cheese, avoiding the pepper.  20140831_195529

One of her favorite toys is this chair that plays music, but she doesn’t sit on the chair, she stands on the chair and has a blast.20140824_180706

Her first artificial color mess from eating a blue italian ice with me.  I can’t eat one around her without sharing now, she’ll come up and grunt and look yearningly at it.20140824_191840

I took her on an after dinner stroll to the local elementary school so she could crawl across America!

Siobhan loves her Cheerios!  When she starts to get full, she throws them on the ground and if I don’t clean them up, she will come back and find them and eat them later.  She’s also developed a habit of crawling up to her high chair and checking the footrest for snacks… All this has turned me into a much more avid cleaner than I ever was before.  Maybe that’s a good thing.  🙂