…Tradition

tradition |trəˈdiSHənnoun a long-established custom or belief that has been passed on in this way

As a Mom I am just in the beginning stages of creating traditions for my son. I’ve taken some from my own childhood and introduced them to him thus far. Many are holiday traditions. What a difference one year makes. I waited too long last year to take my son to the pumpkin patch and all we had time for was a small mall parking lot patch. From the second we stepped foot into it, I was irritated with myself. It was not the grand pumpkin patch I’d taken him to the year before, with pony rides, corn on the cob, a train ride, and pumpkins as far as you could see. So, I decided I’d go back to our tradition of a farm pumpkin patch this year, only dialed down a bit. I think we found where we’ll head to every year. I picked in strictly because of the huge teepee I saw on the yelp photos. Farmer John’s Pumpkins in Half Moon Bay was freakin awesome!! I thought it might be a little different and fun for my little guy. It was! At the entrance we grabbed our radio flyer wagon, (his favorite part was pulling it) and right off the bat he found two pumpkins he wanted. One was covered in glitter. The owner called it the “Vegas” pumpkin. It took a little convincing, but we found some other pumpkins that would fit our house better. There were a huge variety of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, even colors. After a few trips up the haystacks, into the cornfield, in and out of the teepee, and around a short maze, we settled on one huge pumpkin and several ghords. Go check out Farmer John’s Pumpkins. It was not crowded and very easy to get to. This is a tradition I will look forward to for years to come!

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  1. sue says:

    Oh Katie, Samuel is absolutely adorable. Seeing him pick out pumpkins is the cutest ever. Growing up so fast. I love the picture of him pulling the wagon with the pumpkin. I was thinking of that pose and how much he will grow year after year pulling the little red wagon. Traditions are so important and building great ones are very special. It’s sweet you remember yours, he will cherish his when he grows up. <3

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