We Went to a Pumpkin Patch

McKenna turns four tomorrow - four.  Our only little girl is growing up so very fast.

Yesterday, someone mentioned that their baby was almost 6 months old and that they didn't know where the time had gone.  I'll admit, that first year seemed to pass by quickly, but it almost seems that the older they get, the faster time goes by.

For me, it's almost as if during that first year you really savored every single moment.  They are so tiny, so very brand new.  You find yourself watching and recording every single thing.  And well let's be honest - there's not a lot of interaction on their part aside from sleeping, eating, and cooing - so you have a lot of time to just sit and watch.

jen kaiser lifestyle blogger, October pumpkin patch

But four years old is so very different.  Kenna is so much faster now.  There is so much more to do and see.  And she is SO fiercely independent.  Last year at the pumpkin patch.  It was still so adorable, watching her running around, pointing out pumpkins that were bigger than herself.  This year, she was gliding through the pumpkin patch rows so easily, picking up pumpkins and chattering endlessly with daddy about the best shape and size.

It's so fun to watch her grow and learn, and every year I think I say it's my new favorite age.  But this year at the pumpkin patch was so exciting, letting her make her own choices and seeing the excitement on her face as we picked out the perfect one.  Afterwards, we went for a little walk in the woods at home.  Thankful for another perfectly sunny October day for family time and exploring.