Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Pumpkin Patch Birthday

Today, October 13th, is Sawyer's birthday.
Y'all, he's ten years old! I can't believe it. If I could twinkle my nose and make him stop aging, I would. I wish he could be two, again. 

Sawyer had his birthday party at a local pumpkin patch. It was a great idea.

 It was simple and there was plenty of wide open spaces for little boys to run around and play.

The theme revolved around pumpkins. 

 Sawyer didn't care, well.....yes he did. He want a pumpkin cake.
I just want some of those green heirloom pumpkins.

Emily made a pumpkin cake and it was super delicious.

 Party food.

A special mama. 
Known to her grandchildren and great grandchildren and the many, many kids she has babysat for over the years as Granny Pat. 
She is Sawyer's great-grandmother and he was happy she could be there.

 Sawyer wasted no time digging into the pumpkin birthday cake. 

A mouth full. LOL!!

 A little playing, food, cake and then it was time for the presents and cards.

I love how all the boys were so interested in what the birthday cards said. 

This next series of photos made my day. The inside story is that I tell L&S all the time that I wish they would stop growing or getting older. I wish they were still little, little and would stay that way. So....I found the perfect card.

 Reading it, and......

 ...realizing the message was what I had been asking them all along. 

The message........
"Weren't you old enough last year?"
Love it!!

It was time for the hay ride. 

 ....and corn maze. The corn maze was behind the pumpkin patch. That thing was huge, one could easily get lost in there.....and possibly panic.

And lastly, a couple of neat vignettes.

 One of the owners of the farm happened to walk by just as I was taking this picture. He said that as he was driving by this spot, the tractor had a flat tire and he thought it was as good a spot as any to let it sit. Ha! Cute! And, it makes a great backdrop for fall decorations. 

So do this old truck. Cute, cute, cute!

 In closing, I would just like to say to Sawyer that as much as I want him and his sister to stay little forever and although they refuse to stop growing and getting older, that I am so proud of him and all that he has accomplished in these ten short years.

Sawyer, you are so smart and lovable, funny and quick witted. I wouldn't trade you for anything and can not imagine life without you in it. 
Papi and I love you to Heaven and back!

Happy Birthday, Saw!


  1. Oh Laurie....this tugs at my heart strings...grandchildren are THE BEST 💕
    Happiest Birthday to Sawyer...what a great party!
    Loved seeing Granny lucky are you to still have your Mom...
    Thanks for sharing this celebration....
    Linda :o)

    1. Thank you, Linda! Grandchildren ARE the best...I get teary-eyed just thinking about them growing up so fast. I feel lucky to have mama with us still and again, I get teary-eyed just thinking about how time is quickly clicking away.

  2. What a great place for a birthday party! Looks like the weather was perfect, too! Love the cake...yum! Sawyer is a cutie! 10 years old is such a great of my favorite stages for little boys!

    1. It was totally a great place for a birthday party. The wide open space to run and play was awesome as well as the pumpkin patch right there. Emily got the idea for the cake from Pinterest. Thank you, Sawyer is cute, isn't he. I agree 10 is a great age, although 2 is a great age, also. HaHa!

  3. Happy Birthday Sawyer! Cute idea for a party. Today is also my husbands birthday. Ive just been to lazy to write a post.

    1. Thanks, Lisa! And, Happy Birthday to your husband, too! 🎂

  4. Awww, Happy Birthday Sawyer! And to you too for your beautiful family!
    I love the last pictures, the old machines make for a great scenery.

  5. Happy Birthday! Your photos show just how special and wonderful Sawyer is!
    The old tractor and truck are fab!

  6. What genes you must have..I never knew a nana and my own mon passed away at 55.:(

    Looks like a beautiful party..Sawyer is really handsome Laurie:)
    I want to freeze them justthe way they are.

    1. I'm sorry for the loss of your mother, Monique. I can't imagine. Mama is 75 and pretty healthy. Thankful for that! Sawyer is a grandmother's dream come true! 😊

  7. What a wonderful tribute to your grandson! He is just a cute little boy and I can tell by looking at him that he is a NICE little guy, too. Not always the case with 10 year olds these days.

    What a cute/fun cake and great idea for a birthday party. I have a pumpkin patch post going up next week, too---I love those days with the grandkids.

    I am with you- while I would like to wish the small and sweet it is wonderful to see them grow and change, too. xo Diana

    1. Thank you, Diana! Sawyer is a sweet child. He looks out for his older sister....she's his best friend. And, he looks out for me, too. I think his parents and maybe Cliff and I have instilled some good values in both Lidia and Sawyer.

      Can't wait to see your pumpkin patch post. Have a good weekend!

  8. You are a talented photographer, Laurie! I always enjoy reading your posts and seeing how much your family means to you. Keep up the good work and have a Happy Halloween.

    Jim Fowler, Greenville, SC

    1. Well, aren't you sweet, Jim! That means a lot coming from someone who takes drop-dead gorgeous photos. Thank you and I hope you have a Happy Halloween, too.

  9. What a fun birthday Sawyer had!! They grow up so quickly, don't they?

  10. What a fun spot for birthday party.

  11. Well, that is just a fabulous idea for a birthday party. Sawyer is very handsome by the way. Tell your daughter I loved the cake! II saw one of those online. I guess the stem is a cone for ice cream?

    1. Thanks, Janey! I'm sort of biased, but I think Sawyer is very handsome, too. My daughter got the idea for the cake from Pinterest and yes, I believe the stem is an ice cream cone.