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Pumpkin Patch

October 20, 2015

Like a typical family with a two year old, we dedicated an October weekend to pumpkins. We started off with pumpkin carving. It’s been almost a decade since Eric and I carved pumpkins together; the last time was while we were still dating. The experience was vastly different this time around. An hour long activity filled with flirting, drinking pumpkin beer and impressing each other with our artistic skills (or non-artistic in his case) was replaced with two tiny pumpkins, 15 minute prep, five minute cutout and 30 minute cleanup.

Noah and Eric shared a little Jack-O-Lantern, while I took on a more crafty challenge of an owl. The boys were done in less than 5 minutes, leaving the table to do their own things: playing with trucks and loud typing on the computer (guess who did what? Winking smile) I sat by myself with a tiny little saw for the next 15 minutes wondering what I was thinking to pick such an ambitious undertaking. Given the Texan heat, by the next morning our artwork was shriveled and moldy. Oh well.

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On Sunday we went to our first Pumpkin Patch at Sweet Berry Farm. We had a blast!

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While all the little girls posed nicely seated on top of pumpkins, Noah along with the rest of the boys took on the weightlifting challenge of attempting to pick up the largest possible pumpkin.

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Noah’s favorite activity was the Berry Bounce, which we had to repeat 3 times!

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That’s a lot of waiting around…

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We also fed goats, pet the horses and learned about scarecrows.

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There were plenty of things to ride: tractors, a hay trailer, and a barrel train.

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We saved the best for last: Homemade pumpkin ice cream! What a great day at the farm!

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