Monday, October 20, 2008

At the Pumpkin Patch - Number 1

Before I start about the pumpkin patch I need to say that as of yesterday, Troy and I have been married for 12 years!!! It was a special day because for the first time we got to spend our anniversary with our child!! It was a good day!

This weekend we ventured out to a local farm for the Pumkin Fest they hold there every year. We had a great time. Daniel took his first hayride and his first walk through a pumpkin patch. The vines were pretty thick so he actually did a lot of falling all over the place and giggling. We took FOREVER to pick out a pumpkin, one for each of us, that even the guy driving the tractor gave up on us and left us to finish up and wait for the next tractor. I think we walked the entire field about three times! Daniel finally settled on a small green pumpkin which I thought was a great addition to the orange one Troy picked and the green and orange one I picked.

Next week we are meeting Meghan and Bill at a different pumpkin patch. I hope to get a nice one there to carve. We are looking forward to meeting them and their precious Nick!!

Oh and at the bottom I am posting a picture of my very first diaper cake that I made for my sister's baby shower. It's not perfect. but I was proud of myself. (I'm not usually so creative!)She's due in about three weeks! We can't wait to see our new nephew! I had fun making it, but it was harder than I thought and next time, I will use wider ribbon. But it was fun and a big hit at the party!

Don't know why that picture turned pink, but there's his pumpkin!

Today, I let Daniel decorate his pumpkin with stickers! Since we'll be carving a different one, I thought this would be fun! He seemed to enjoy it!


And here's the diaper cake. I used 3 bottles of baby washes on the bottom with the little hand mits on the caps. Also in the center of the bottom is a large baby powder to hold the second layer. There are fifty diapers total, the top layer has a large baby oil in the center. There are also four washcloths on the second layer. An elephant on top completes it! I think I'll try it again in the future - also, isn't my sis adorable?!?!

15 comments:

Kim Abraham said...

Happy anniversary! Nice green pumpkin there!?! But it was an adorable diaper cake!

Tiger & Kar said...

Happy Anniversary! I've been so wanting to take Ilya to the Pumpkin Patch, but I haven't really found any in our area. Guess we'll need to venture out next weekend and see what we run into.

I LOVE Daniel's green pumpking. Very cute!

Michael and Carrie said...

Happy anniversary! It looks like Daniel had a fun time, and I love the green pumpkin! :) And the diaper cake is great! You are very creative! I'm so impressed!

Meghan and Bill said...

Happy Anniversary! The green pumpkin is so cute and the sticker idea is great.

Looking forward to next weekend!

Tami said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Love the diaper cake and the cute kid pics! :)

Jackie said...

Rachel- Happy Anniversary! You got married young! Your sister looks sooo much like you... I hope she loved the diaper cake... I love how high you made it in layers. Very cool!

Carey and Norman said...

Happy Anniversary. The pumpkin farm sounds fun. I enjoyed the photos. How cute that Daniel picked a green pumpkin and you and Troy picked color coordinating ones.

The diaper cake looked adorable. I like how you added other items in the center...good idea. Your sister favors you too. How fun for you to have children who will grow up together!

Dede said...

Happy Anniversary! We celebrated our 12th in August too. I haven't been able to find a pumpkin patch around here yet. How do you find them?

Shane and Kathy Gebhardt said...

Ok....You don't even look old enough to have been married for 12 years. (That's a compliment.)That's awesome!!! Congratulations! You both look great and look so happy together.

Also, the diaper cake was VERY CREATIVE! I'm very impressed!

Teresa said...

Happy Anniversary! What great pictures - Daniel is so cute!
Your sister looks just like you - So cute!

The Wilson's said...

Daniel is looking like such a big kid! I cannot believe how much he's changed in just a few months -- It's really amazing isn't it!

Becky and Keith said...

Happy Anniversary! Looks like you had a great weekend. The green pumpkin is the cutest. Your cake came out awesome - I'm very, very impressed!

Jenny and Randy said...

Daniel looks so pleased with his little pumpkin all stickered up. Too cute! Happy Anniversary! :)

Craig and Phyllis said...

Congratulations on 12 years! And what a memorable anniversary this year! The diaper cake looks great. And I love the idea of putting stickers on a pumpkin to decorate - less mess, and wont rot as quickly!

Ryan and Amy said...

Let me be the 14th person to say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! How great to spend your day with Daniel - who is growing so much! He is adorable - love the cake :)