One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Pumpkin Patch Imp

This was Julia's first time in a pumpkin patch where she was able to explore it freely. We would have let her last year, but four-month-olds are ambulatory-challenged.

She was drawn to the pumpkins like a bear to honey. Naturally, she tried climbing a few, but they didn't provide enough height to maintain her interest for too long. She settled on trying to remove their stems. This activity also proved useless.

Julia then tried picking them up, but they each weighed almost as much as she. What's a little girl to do when the objects of her desire are impervious to her destructive powers?

The answer is easy. Turn to dirt. It never fails to bring joy to a toddler.

Julia's discovery of the dirt clods made for a joyous occassion. We couldn't redirect her attention back to the pumpkins no matter how we thumped them and placed her in front of them. You can see her here, with Kate in the background, as she prepares for a double toss. She could throw them a good two or three feet.

It's the simple pleasures in life, my friends, that bring us happiness. Let's take a page out of Julia's book and get back to basics.


Auntie Kelly said...

I'm surprised that the dirt clod throwing didn't extend into pelting her sisters. That girl's got a wicked arm.

Raging Wombat said...

The girls have learned to clear out once the projectiles reach Julia's hands.