The Pumpkin Patch

The Manno family spent some time at the pumpkin patch today! I had such high hopes for this day. I thought we would go and casually pick up some pumpkins while watching Molly play on some of the things they had set up there like the bounce house. Overall I thought it would just be a chill day at the pumpkin patch. Boy was I wrong. It was exhausting the entire time! Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad we went. But now is just not a time in our lives where we’re able to casually do things. Between Riley and Molly (and the pumpkins) we were lugging around SO much stuff. It’s hard to even explain why it was so hard, it just was. Once Riley’s over a year old, things will get easier and we will be able to do things like that more often, but it’s just really tough right now.

Anyway, I posted some of our day on Insta story and I got a bunch of you asking me about my outfit. And I’m glad you did because honestly this sweater is one of my favorites! It’s super long so it’s great to wear with leggings and it’s really affordable! And I think it’s cool that it has interesting sleeves. It’s got a bell sleeve which I think gives it a unique look.


And don’t judge me but I’m totally wearing maternity leggings today. I was rushing to get out the door and I thought I grabbed my high waisted leggings from Nordstrom that I love and are under $30 by the way. But as I was putting them on I realized that I actually grabbed my high waisted maternity leggings. Ha! I was in too much of a rush to change it so I just wore them. But, I meant to wear my high waisted leggings that are amazing! They’re not see-through and are really good quality so I highly recommend them! Plus the price is just unreal.

I got a few DM’s about my purse in particular. A lot of you seem to love it! And so do I! I’ve really been into leopard lately. And I’m seeing it everywhere. I think it’s going to be a big trend this fall. I like that the purse has just a little bit of leopard and not too much. Plus it’s larger than the average crossbody and I think it’s such a great size. I feel like it kind of looks expensive and therefore makes my look feel more styled and put together. But it’s not expensive at all! It’s from Sole Society and so are my boots. I like these boots because they have a slight heel but not enough to make me uncomfortable. They’re really comfy, easy to walk in and let me chase after my kiddos easily.

OK I’ve got to run because we are trying to get stuff done around the house today. Even though I’m exhausted after the pumpkin patch visit! And I hope you guys like these iphone pics. Like I promised yesterday, I am trying to show more of my everyday life instead of just my pretty planned out pictures 🙂 Hope you guys are having a great weekend!

25 Thoughts

25 thoughts on “The Pumpkin Patch

  1. I love, love, love your outfit! Thank you for the links! And… I really appreciate your honest and real posts (iPhone pictures and all!)! It’s nice to follow someone that is way more relatable!

    1. So weird! This is the EXACT purse on Sole Society’s website. No idea why their pic doesn’t show the gold chain. The one I linked is the exact one I ordered!

  2. I’ve been on the hunt for cute boots for my little girl and the pair Molly had on today were adorable ! Do you mind sharing where they are from ?

  3. I love Kevin’s flannel can you please tell me where it is from??? No one ever asks about his outfits, he needs attention too!Good job dad!

  4. Love your iPhone pics! And your outfit! If love to know where Molly’s boots are from. I’m looking for some for my almost-2 year old!

  5. Such a fun post and cute pics Ali! I also love that you share the fun moments that you and your family have but also tell us that the struggle is real. I only have a daughter Molly’s age and I can’t imagine how hard it would be to have another one right now. 2 is tough!! 🤣I do think it’s an absolute blessing how ever many children you have though. Please share where this pumpkin patch is! It’s adorable and I only know about Underwood Farms. Thank you for your blog! I love reading it! 😀

  6. Hi Ali wanted to know where is this patch place is?
    Luv following you and Kevin and I listen to 104.3 every morning.

  7. Giiiiiiiiiiiirl, this is the ‘easy’ part! Next year they’ll both be walking and running (in different directions, of course! ha!). Hang on to Riley’s non-mobile time as long as you can. My littles are 2.5 and 3.5, both boys and they are a handful! 13 months apart is no joke!

    LOVE the pics, love the outfit! 🙂

  8. As a mom of littles, I totally relate about anticipating an outing like this will be fun and then just finding it exhausting. Happens all the time! But it’s still good you got out and tried it.

    Also, no judgment on wearing maternity leggings. I keep them in rotation all the time!

    Still hoping you blog sometime about family planning and why you’re probably done with kids, if you’re comfortable sharing your and Kevin’s reasons.

    And thanks for all these great posts! Love your blog!

  9. I bought the sweater! It came yesterday and it fits perfectly. I sized down to a small after reading the reviews. Thank you! Xo.

  10. Ali, off topic- are you going to post about sleep training? My 5 month old (on the 18th) wakes up 4-5 times a night. I need my sleep back. I have a 4 year old too! We never sleep trained him. Please help

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