Steppin’ Out {Evening at the Farm}

The place that has the sunflowers in the summer also does a corn maze and hay ride in the fall. I talked my friends into dragging their toddlers out into the cold evening for some ice cream (obviously the snack of choice when it’s 50 degrees out) and some fall fun and ended up having pretty much the best night I’ve had since having kids. Or at least right up until my friend Jessica lost her engagement ring in the GIANT CORN PIT. Her yellow gold engagement ring. (Spoiler alert: they found it!) But even sifting through a literally ton of corn kernels couldn’t ruin the rest of it.

Here’s the rest of it:

I totally forgot to get a steppin’ out picture until AFTER I’d been rolling around in the corn for an hour, so I am FILTHY with corn starch.

On Caroline: Head to toe hand-me-downs
Pumpkin hat seen in other photos hand-knit by me
(Although it’s really too small already. I’m making her another one & need to find someone with a small-headed baby for this one. Or at least a slightly younger baby. Do YOU have a 4 or 5 month old who needs a hat?)

On Me:
Fake fake Uggs – Walmart, at least 2 years ago and damn do I love them
Jeans – Old Navy
Shirt – Target
Hoodie – Target (half of a very sexy sweat suit set)
Necklace – Lisa Leonard swag from The Creative Connection last year

p.s. Every time I start to feel really good about the quality of my photos I end up lost in a Pinterest wormhole of truly gorgeous and professional pictures and realize I know NOTHING about photography. All the fancy lenses in the world aren’t going to make me a better photographer until I sit down and actually LEARN THE BASICS that my brain seems so reluctant to absorb. Plus even if I DID learn all the things, there’s a level of natural talent involved that I just don’t think I have.  My only consolation is that on a night like this one I was having too much fun participating to stop and set up every shot I wanted to capture. I’m just a MWAC (mom with a camera), and I’m mostly OK with that.

p.p.s. It also helps that E has finally gotten on board with playing assistant photographer, which is why I’m actually IN half of these shots. If only he understood how to take a more flattering photo of my double chin I’d be golden.

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12 Responses to “Steppin’ Out {Evening at the Farm}”

  1. MKP says:

    I LOVE the double handfuls of corn-heart pic, and the way it shows your tattoo :)
    Also? ALSO?! Your children as punkinheads are ovarymelting.

  2. Keri-Anne says:

    oh gosh!! this looks like so much fun!! xxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Kimberly says:

    We have a ton of pumpkin/apple/corn maze-ish places around here, but that corn pit may be worth a road trip. And the pumpkin hats are too much cute!

  4. TMae says:

    I want a pumpkin hat FOR MYSELF. And could E maybe talk to N about the whole “taking pictures of the wife and kid” thing? Every time I ask I get a big, “But I *suck* at taking pictures.” Oh, huh…I guess I’ll just be the ghost member of the family then.

  5. I love the pumpkin hat on the kiddo! So adorable! And the corn heart pic is perfect! Looks like ya’ll had fun!

  6. Denae says:

    Why yes, I DO have a 4.5 month old with a small head (25th percentile – Why do the Drs track these things?!). That corn, sand box (?) looked like sooo much fun. I need to move up north and then I can be all domestic and make butter, use maple syrup, and roll in corn.

  7. love the first picture of you & your kiddos. looks like such a fun place!

  8. April says:

    Your pics are cute! Love those cute little pumpkin hats on the kids…adorable!

  9. i have a 3.5 month old that would totally rock that punkin’ hat. Maybe we could work something out? and that corn box? looks like so much fun!

  10. Amanda says:

    I have a small head baby! I am super crazy jealous of all the New England fall fun. I am ashamed to say we have never even been to Buttonwood, haha!

  11. Sarah-Anne says:

    double chin?! what double chin?! you are gorgeous mama. also? that place looks like a BLAST! i wanna go there now.

  12. Those pumpkin hats??? OMG I just died. The cute!!!

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