Pumpkin Patch Edition

May I start this post with some pictures that I took on our walk this morning?  I am so in love with Fall in the NW and this is exactly why...

Thanks for letting me digress.  Now, on to the Pumpkin Patch!  {And yes, that should be capitalized because that's the official name}.  Our favorite pumpkin pickin' joint is out on Sauvies Island so we bundled up and piled in the car {bellies full of Costa Rican tacos - yum!}.  It also happened that Grammer was visiting from Tulsa so we met Uncle Jake, Aunt Marita, and Maddy to spend an afternoon scouring the patch for any pumpkins not yet rotten...

We had a great time and I'm so glad we didn't just skip it this year.  Better late than never.  Bring on November!


September at the Thorn's

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who turned one and then got the FLU.  She was a very sad monkey for days.

Her mama & papa cuddled & rocked her for days until, one day, after lots of love... she was all better! Crisis averted.

But mama needed a break.

So the papa took her out for a night on the town.  Well, it was Sunday afternoon.  So they hit up the happy hour. Still, the mama was happy to be out of the house with clean hair for the first time all week.  {TMI?}

A few days later, the little girl was assigned her first job.  As a chicken sitter.  She loved it.

Until she didn't.

A few days later, the mama took the papa on a little, belated birthday trip.  They invited their best friends {Dr. and Mrs. Douglas} and they all four jumped in the car for a road trip.

They drove for hours {3, to be exact} and ended up in a magical land called Emerald City.  Also known as Seattle.  

The four best friends ate incredible food, went antique shopping, stopped at Pike's market...

Ate a donut hole...

And then went sailing!

It was an incredible sunset & the mama & papa were so happy to share it with their friends.

The papa had a very nice birthday.  He drank wine on the boat and finally convinced the mama that their little family should invest in a sail boat of their own.

The next day, the friends headed home because they missed their babies.  Especially the mama & papa.  They were so happy to see this little munchkin...

And then, it was October.