I had these big dreams of taking Mary Hyatt to a pumpkin patch this year. In my mind, I pictured us letting her ride on a hayride, maybe see/pet different animals, and possibly play in a corn pit. Unfortunately, all of those things weren't able to happen due to Mary Hyatt coming down with a terrible virus. She was sick the only two weekends we had available in October and the last weekend we were in Decatur for Luke's wedding. On our way back from Decatur, we decided we would still at least go buy a pumpkin and let Mary Hyatt help us carve it....even though it was just two days before Halloween. I still envisioned us getting to Publix and having several pumpkins to choose from allowing for me to get a few cute pictures of Mary Hyatt with them. However, when we walked in there was only ONE single pumpkin left on the ground. Ben and I laughed so hard. That's just our luck. Not to mention this pumpkin was totally lumpy and not "perfect" like I had envisioned.
Want to know the reason for the tantrum? The rows of buggies were behind her and she wanted inside one of them right then. My child is definitely developing a mind of her own mixed with a little stubborness (I don't know where she gets that..:)) ..Is it too early for the terrible twos to start?
Needless to say, we skipped out on the picture, reinforced Mary Hyatt's bad behavior (eek!) by putting her in the buggy, and tried to get out of there as quickly as we could. By the time we got home, she was in much better spirits.
This was the back... Mary Hyatt's initials and handprint..