Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Motherly Expectations are Rarely Met

There's a build-up in every mom's mind as to how family outings will run. Typically these daydreams are filled with giggling toddlers perfectly posing for photos and Dads who act as our assistant in capturing said moments.

In reality, kids run wild, Dads are actually on the search for their own pumpkin and mamas are left snapping a million photos of the back of her child's head.


Essentially, everything is more interesting than playing with mom:

Pots hanging from a chain...


Corn-hole....


And yes, even the pumpkin patch will entertain those Toddlers more than a silly mama and her camera. So let's say you put that camera away? Yeah, that Toddler is still going to be more interested in tasting the dirt than running hand in hand with you through the corn maze.


In fact, that corn maze you'd been scheming as the ideal Fall activity was a complete bust. Who knew the thing was going to be a million acres long!


The good news? The pumpkin patch will assuredly be stocked full of some seriously great pumpkins, a place for your child to run out their energy {with or without you} and one more activity to cross off the Fall bucket list.


Just one day left until we'll transition from Fall to the Winter holidays and I must say I'm pleased. We've completed our entire Fall Bucket list with the exception of two items, one of which is still in the works.

To that I say, bring on the Holidays!

*linking up with Naptime Momtag, Project Alicia

33 comments:

  1. I loved all of these fun photos of your cutie pie! thank you for sharing at Sarah's Wordless Wednesday hop. xo

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  2. I love these photos. I know the feeling of wanting perfect photos and noone cooperating with you. But it always seems like you get the best photos when noone is posing anyways. :-) Glad you guys had a good time at the pumpkin patch. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  3. great pictures! and YAY for coming pretty darn close to finishing your fall bucket list!

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  4. Truer words were never spoken! We just went citrus picking...same scenario. No giggling baby, just crazy toddler, lol.

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  5. Super cute photos!

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com
    www.reaganstoychest.com
    Happy Holidays :)

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  6. So cute! That is exactly what my son did at the corn maze! He didn't care for it at all. But he did love climbing the bales of hay and getting filthy.

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  7. Great photos!

    I wrote a similar post not too long ago about things not always going as planned. Gotta love toddlers! ;-)

    ~Elisabeth@The Beekeeper's Granddaughter
    www.elisabethferre.com

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  8. Looks like a good time! Your little guy sure is cute! :)

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  9. Beautiful pictures of the little boy in action. He enjoys it

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  10. your baby boy it's beautiful like you! i like childrens!

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  11. lol! I love the real-ness about this post! Reality is perfectly described here! Love it! =)

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  12. ha! i find this to be the case with most outings with the toddler! oh well. at least it's funny to look back on!!

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  13. Tis is real life.
    It's fun looking at the world through a kids eyes though. Just amazed by such simpleness.

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  14. ...but you managed to take great shots! You captured the joy in your child's face and body language. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.

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  15. he's so cute love his outfit! i can tell he's gonna be a veery handsome model when he grows up n.n

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  16. Precious child who will gror up so fast. Enjoy now and teach for later.

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  17. I think these pics are better than the picture perfecty posed ones..they say more and they mean more. One of the main reasons I invested in a zoom camera was to capture these kind of moments when my kids were unaware of the camera!

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  18. He is so cute! Love the pictures!

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  19. These are beautiful pictures take of your son , they look professional . He is so adorable .Soon winter will be here before we know it fall will be gone. It is true kids seem to have more fun playing in things you think they wouldnt even bother with, except maybe dirt - all kids seem to love playing in dirt as well as being a dirt magnet. You did a good job mom.

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  20. Yes - bring on the holidays! :) Glad you completed your fall bucket list. Fall is my favorite time of year, but I then anticipate the holiday season!

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  21. Loved your pics, he's precious. I have 7 kids & they laugh all the time because in every Pumpkin Patch picture I've ever gotten from them, it's rare the kids want to look at mom or dad when they can be playing in or eating dirt. :) Thanks for sharing.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  22. Loved all the pictures! He's a cutiepie! I took my 3 year old and my 1 year old to the pumpkin patch this fall. We did a corn maze but it was extremely long and we were supposed to look for stickers to stick on a pumpkin face to get a free gourd but those stickers were nowhere to be found. :-\ Luckily they didn't get too bummed out. The man who drove the tractor to the actual place to pick the pumpkins off the vine let my 3 year old sit on his lap and "drive" there. He was ecstatic to be able to drive it!!! :)

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  23. Adorable photos! I took my daughter to a similar pumpkin fest and she ended up sleeping through about 70% of it!

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  24. I love your photos. Your little boy is just precious. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Hes so cute :) I miss being a kid, enjoy him, cause he will growing up really fast soon :)

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  26. cute pics, I just go and let whatever happens happen i try not sress...

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  27. Beautiful photos this little boy and a very fluffy.

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  28. Oh.My.Gosh.
    You just described my day yesterday... TO A "T"!!!!
    Although, we weren't at the pumpkin patch... we were out seeing reindeer from a local farm. I had all of these grand ideas of great pictures & I got a thousand of the back of my 3yr old's head & was a tad frustrated that dad wasn't helping me capture my fantastic memories! *sigh* Sometimes I need to remember that the best photo of these "fantastic memories" reside in my mind, as seen through my eyes & not a lense! (although a killer snapshot would be nice too! lol)
    Your photos are great!!!! Love this post. Thanks for sharing you adorable little man :)

    chevsop at gmail dot com

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  29. Going to the pumpkin patch with little kids is so fun yet also exhausting and I'm not even a mom! I'm sure moms think the exhausting part more so than the fun, you did get some great shots of your little guy though!! I've gone with my aunt, uncle & their 2 kids to a nearby 'farm' for a few years now, I'm not even a kid any more and I still have fun at the pumpkin patch!

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