Carving Pumpkins

We finished our Halloween preparation by carving a pumpkin last weekend.   When we went to Kellers farmstand we each picked our own pumpkin with intentions to carve our own, but we have some very hungry squirrels in our yard!  Luckily, we still had one good pumpkin that the squirrels didn’t completely destroy. I can’t remember ever having pumpkins eaten by squirrels but this year almost all of our pumpkins have been eaten through. Sometimes I wish I had a good squirrel launcher.

Carter wasn’t too interested in touching the “guts” but had a good time helping mom scoop them out with a spoon. I think Julie might have had more fun than Carter getting all the guts out. I know I sure had fun drawing and cutting the Carter approved face out. He had a blast and was cracking up a majority of the time. This was a first for us that will surely become an annual tradition. Next year we’re just going to have to keep our pumpkins hidden from the squirrels!

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Pumpkin Patch 2013

We visited Keller’s Farmstand this past weekend, which has become an annual tradition for us. Keller added more wooden structures for the kids to climb and play on. There was an awesome new wooden 4×4 truck that was bigger than a real car and had a slide out the trunk. They also replaced the gravel road with a nice new blacktop road for kids to drive little tractors and cars around on. Carter could reach the peddles so he was able to make a few laps around the course.

I’m not sure why, but Carter enjoyed sitting on the pumpkins. While we were picking out a few to take home, he went around and sat on about 20 different large ones. He finally stopped sitting on them and picked out his very own pumpkin. In a weekend or two we are going to attempt Carter’s first carving. In years past, he colored his pumpkin.

We also took a hay ride around  the pumpkin patch, walked through hay mazes, and  visited with the animals in the petting zoo. The sky was full of clouds through our entire visit at the farm. Just as we were about to leave , the rain came down. It was a really fun day for all of us.

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