talk about it more

a virtual baby book

When she was two, Fiona regularly said "Talk about it more!" to express her desire to know more about whatever we were discussing.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The great pumpkins

Today we went on a field trip to a local pumpkin farm with Kathleen, Sydney, Dever, Nathaniel, Maria, and Flavia, and Hannah and her parents. First we went to Pumpkin School where we learned how pumpkin seeds grow (see pictures above where kids pretended to grow seeds with their fingers). We also learned about types of pumpkins and squashes, and learned about the difference between hay and straw. Then we went on a straw ride out to the pumpkin patch!

Each child chose their own pumpkin from the patch. I expected it to be a very discerning time, but was sorely mistaken on that count. After having the 'Just the Right Pumpkin is Waiting For You Out In That Patch. . . and It Is Your Mission To Connect With Your Little Pumpkin!" pep talk, each girl just so happened to find 'their' perfect pumpkin just beyond the wagon steps. Who could have known?!

Ah well. For some, the joy is in the hunt. For others, it's in the heft of an orange orb jostling back in the lap during the last of the hayride home. For me, it's those grinning jack o' lanterns I buckled into the backseat for the ride home.