Punkin Patch

This morning was the preschool field trip to a local pumpkin patch.  We’d never been to this one before so it was a nice treat.

When we arrived Wildman’s teacher gave him a bag containing two lengths of yarn and an activity sheet.  We set out into the patch to do each activity.

  1. Find a pumpkin that is as big as the long piece of yarn
  2. Find a pumpkin that is as big as the small piece of yarn
  3. Find something for sale that is not orange
  4. Find the word “Boo” (luckily I was wearing my Boo shirt today)
  5. Have your picture taken

Wildman and Cutie Pie made quick work of the list.  They really enjoyed trying to find the biggest pumpkin in the patch.  They found a pretty hefty one that they thought we needed to take home.  Good thing I’ve been working out because that thing was heavy!  Of course we had to bring home a bunch of little pumpkins too.

Wildman wants to carve 4 faces into the big pumpkin- happy, scary, surprised and silly.  Then he wants to use the pumpkin innards to make pumpkin pie…  I’ve never used real pumpkin bits to make a pumpkin pie.  I’m a Libby’s canned pumpkin kind of girl…  I suggested just roasting the pumpkin seeds for a snack.  He thought that would be cool but insisted that we still make a fresh pumpkin pie.  Um, I don’t think that will be an easy task.