Monday’s post got me thinking… as I mentioned, we have been going to the same pumpkin patch for five years now. That number would be six, to match the number of Halloweens that T’s been alive for, but given T was just three weeks (four?) weeks old at his first Halloween – and I was a brand new mom – we didn’t haul him into the haystacks at that point in time. Sure, some regrets I guess, but how was I supposed to know he wouldn’t die going out that young?!
Anyway, I went digging through my photo archives of T having fun through the years, mostly out at Pa’s Pumpkin Patch but the earlier years it looks as if some of the shots were captured elsewhere. I decided to try to focus on two series of shots: One of T on the train (when we had those), and the other of T and me through the years in the pumpkin patch (when possible).
So as the pictures show, T didn’t really discover the amazing red train until he turned two years old. When he was one year old, he was not even walking yet, so my guess is that we just didn’t feel right about putting him onto a train by himself. Again, we were new parents, so what did we really know? Not much apparently. But from age two through five, that train sure has been a recurring hit. It’s something T looks forward to every season, and given that his love of trains is somewhat waning (sniff) this makes for a lovely tradition as long as we can keep it chugging.
Now as for the photos of T and me, not too many changes to report with me anyway, but for sure you can see how much T has grown. From my little pumpkin sprout at four weeks up to his “Pocket Monster” self today, yep, these kids grow like weeds… or pumpkins perhaps!
Have you looked back through the years at Halloween or another particular family event recently, RMT’ers? ‘Tis the season!