It's Halloween week and while our kids have already gone Trick-or-Treating there is still some celebrating left to be done. Hutton's class party is tomorrow. Keaton's is Thursday and if I'm ambitious enough I might plan a fun dinner for Thursday night (ideas welcome, if you have them! Something easy please!)
A couple of weekends ago we paused the Packer Game and headed to the pumpkin patch at half time. Last year we had the place to ourselves and we thought going in the middle of the game might give us that luxury again (we were almost right - just one other family there at the beginning). This patch is just down the road, around the corner, and down another road from our house. It's a private house with a field full of pumpkins and squash and gourds. There isn't any "extra" pumpkin patch fun that you might get at a bigger place but the boys get to walk through the field and pick their own. And the best part, for us, is this: all pumpkins, regardless of size, are $2. Our neighbors told us about it last year and after going once we were sold.
The boys each found their pumpkins pretty quickly...
...and then turned their attention to the squash, carrying them out by the armful.
I heard Collin say more than once, "okay! that's enough!" (can you tell he doesn't really care for squash?) before we finally focused their attention on the gourds.
The gourds were plentiful, all different shapes and colors and sizes.
By the end of our trip we had big tall orange pumpkins, smaller green pumpkins, a round red pumpkin, LOTS of butternut squash, a few acorn squash, tiny orange and white mini-pumpkin gourds, long curvy yellow gourds, squat little dark green ones, and some (hope to become bird houses) light green ones.
The boys were happy with their loot. We were happy with the price. And with the power of the DVR we made it home in time to catch up with the game, which made everyone happy!