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Playing at Butler’s Orchard

I confess — it’s been a long time since I’ve set out intentionally to get pictures of my kids.  So I bribed them yesterday with a trip to Butler’s Orchard in exchange for a modicum of cooperation.  Here’s the little girl (with her brother making a few guest appearances!).

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Never mind that I’m allergic to hay — they were having a blast!  Even with the little one got stuck between two haystacks!

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Of course, one of the main attractions of Butler’s Orchard this time of year is picking out the pumpkins.  And, apparently, trying to push a wheelbarrow many times her own size.

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And then, while the kids were playing hide-and-seek in the children’s haystack maze, I saw it — this gorgeous light.  Sadly, it seems that 5 and 7 year olds are unimpressed by such beautiful light, but they gave me a couple of easily 10 second attempts….

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And yes, I’m completely melting.  When I take pictures with my phone, I’m appreciating the moment far more than the picture.  But looking at these pictures, I’m suddenly overwhelmed by how quickly they are growing up.  Still, as my daughter likes to remind me, “I know you want me to be 5 forever, but you know, I have to grow up.”  Then she’ll give me a hug, look up at me, and add, “But I really love being your kid right now.”

 

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