In the past, I've made a big deal for Pumpkin Day. (See exhibits 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.) I've created shirts and lots of pumpkin dishes. This year I just couldn't get my stuff together (yes, even after being furloughed). So I did what I could: made shirts, picked a pumpkin patch based on friends' recommendations, and counted on the farm for the food. Two out of three isn't bad.
And man, this farm did NOT disappoint. Can you believe we were there for FIVE hours?! We can't. I'm sure a bit of it had to do with running into good friends, but still, we could easily have done four hours on our own. And how did we spend these five hours? Jumping, playing on hay, sliding, posing, playing in corn (the boys' favorite activity of the day), spider-webbing, maze-ing, pumpkin-train riding, eating pumpkin donuts (unbelievable pumpkin donuts), burning mouth on HOT cider, hay riding, picking pumpkins (of course), playing pumpkin checkers, mini golfing, swinging, racing duckies with friends, and just enjoying being with family.
P.S. Note for next year: Do as Star does and pack snacks, but then make a lunch out of a dozen donuts. We'll all be much happier with our bellies.
P.P.S. Did you see my totally awesome earrings? My dear friend Natalie gave those to me. I thought I would make it a "Pumpkin Pi" day. Get it?!