Pumpkin Pickin’ Time

Our church is hosting another pumpkin patch this year (it doubles as a fundraiser for the youth group), so on Saturday, with Nana and Papa for company, we went to pick out pumpkins!

Thumper in the pumpkin patch

The rule was: you have to be able to lift and carry the pumpkin you want.  (Exception made for Thumper, of course.)  This cut down on Tad’s options significantly (he had visions of “the biggest pumpkin EVER” and Mom is just mean).

Tad inspects his options

It was a little rainy, but there were still fun things to do – like pumpkin bowling!

Rerun winds up...

Throw in motion!

There were even more things inside – “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” was playing, and there was a bean bag toss, a bouncy house, and food (also fundraising for the youth group).  You could even carve your pumpkins if you wanted, and many people were.  But I held the kids off – we will carve pumpkins later in the week, so they don’t have time to rot by next Saturday.

There are four nicely-sized pumpkins that are sitting by our back door, just waiting to be carved!

One Response to “Pumpkin Pickin’ Time”

  1. Ressis
    October 26th, 2015 11:30

    Sheesh, Mom. Let the boy have his big pumpkin! You have arms!