Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pumpkin Picking

We finally made it to the pumpkin patch this afternoon. We should have gone several weeks ago before the weather turned nasty but it was easy for us to lull ourselves into a false sense of weather security when it had been so gorgeous out.

So today when we went to the pumpkin patch it was in the middle of a crowd and the ground was muddy to say the least. We slipped and slid all over the place. We had come directly from Andrew's soccer game and church and we weren't fully thinking when we got the kids dressed in nice shoes and beige pants.

Andrew fully embraced his role of helper this year. He helped Reid search for a pumpkin (although Reid seemed more interested in the weeds) and he also helped Lucy carry her pumpkin.

He is such a wonderful big brother. Zane spent most of the time trying to push the wheelbarrow through the thick mud. He finally had to give the task over to Eric once a couple of pumpkins ended up picked. It just got too heavy for him.

The boys of course wanted the biggest pumpkins they could find. I reminded them that the bigger the pumpkin the more guts to clean.

Gwen decided to have an impromptu photo shoot at the pumpkin patch. Sheesh. She has way more attitude than she can handle.

All in all it was a great day. Can't wait to see how they turn out all carved up!

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