Friday, October 24, 2008

The Great Pumpkin Adventure

This last weekend we went out on a family adventure to pick out the perfect pumpkins for carving. Victoria was so excited and had been looking forward to this all week long. It was really all she talked about each day.

It turns out there is this great little pumpkin patch just down the road from us. They even have a spooky corn maze event each night. It was a lot of fun and very cool that it was just around the corner. The experience we got from this was by far better than just heading to the local grocery store.

Victoria ran around with her daddy to look at all the pumpkins. She really seemed to want them all. They literally had pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Of course the little ones were her favorite. Eventually we had to cut her off at 4 little ones. It really was a lot of fun. I have these girls with me all day every day. To sit back and watch Dad getting some quality time was awesome. I knew she was having fun and into the spirit because there was a playground set not far from her and she never made an attempt to go play on it.

Once we had the perfect ones picked out we took them home for carving. Daddy bought a kit to carve them that had some pretty cool designs. The first one he did had a spider on it which turned out really great. Then he decided that since she loved Dora so much he would free hand one with Boots the monkey on it. It turned out perfect! He is so darn good at all of this. I roasted the pumpkin seeds and I think they are good. He has not tried them yet so we will see what he thinks.
This is definitely something we will be doing every year. It is great that Victoria is finally old enough to know what is going on and have fun with it. Soon Olivia will be able to join in on all this fun. This go around all she did was try and steal the camera from me.

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