Riley’s Pumpkin Tower

October 14, 2012 by Jenny Melrose

After putting together our Ghoulish Ghosts, Riley put together our pumpkin tower in front of our house.  She was too cute stacking the pumpkins and trying to make sure that they were balanced.

If there’s one thing I love about the Fall, aside from the food of course, is the events.  I love being to take Riley to pick out her pumpkins and I especially love getting to share that experience with my mom.  Riley wasn’t willing to have any one help her with the pulling of the pumpkin cart because “she’s a big girl!”

I have a small confession to make.  I’m afraid of horses.  They are just too big of an animal for me.  Riley, on the other hand, loved riding the horse.  She was nothing but smiles the entire time.  The ladies working got a kick out of Riley’s constant chattering as she rode in the horse around the corral.

I absolutely love this picture!  Her smile and spirit that spills out in the picture brings tears to my eyes.  She has such an amazing personality that I am so proud to be her mama.


  • Emily

    I love your pumpkin tower!! What fun!

  • Kimberly

    So cute!

  • Donna

    Riley is adorable and growing so fast. I love the pumpkin tower, too. Very cute.

  • Darby Hawley

    Looks like fun! What a great topiary!

  • ang

    i’m loving her little pumpkin tower – what a cutie you have there! 🙂

  • Bonny

    Such a precious little girl!

  • Kathy, The Chicken Chick

    I’m with you on the horse thing, which is a bummer, but just the way it is.
    Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

  • Megan

    Such adorable pictures, Jenny! I love that pumpkin tower. 🙂 Megan

  • Kathryn Griffin

    Her pumpkin tower is fantastic. She looks like she had a great time. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Alderberry Hill. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  • Kristen

    So cute!! Miss u guys tons!! Counting the days til we’re together in Nov! Riley looks like she’s gotten tall! Xo

  • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

    Great pumpkin topiary! And I just love that picture of Riley on the horse! Too cute!

  • Cindy

    i just got emailed pictures of my nephew from his birthday yesterday and he was riding his favorite horse. he loves horse riding too. i have never been on a horse. ever! your daughter looks like she is having a ball. love the pumpkin tower. we still have got to get our little boys out and get our pumpkin or pumpkins. halloween is just so magical!

  • Laura @ Pruning Princesses

    What fun. I am so glad you are able to enjoy little events with your daughter like this. Treasure these moments. And know that someday, she might ask you to go horseback riding with her! Maybe you can take the pictures! Thank you for stopping by my blog and reading about EDs. I want moms to think about these struggles BEFORE they need to. Blessings.

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