Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Pumpkin Patch

Luke and I went on a MOPS field trip to The Pumpkin Patch.
This part may have been Luke's favorite part of the whole thing: the tractor! We took a tractor (hayride) out to the pumpkin patch. All Luke could talk about was riding the tractor! I wanted to take a picture of him by the tractor but it was much too loud for his liking.
Luke picked the perfect little pumpkin!
He even gave it hugs and kisses!
I wish I had been able to get a good picture of the two of us, but this is as good as it gets.
Mesmerized by the tractor and the pumpkins.
It was fun to eat lunch at The Pumpkin Patch! Especially when McDonald's has the fun Halloween buckets for their Happy Meals. (I never splurge for the Happy Meal, but once I saw the buckets I caved!)And then it was playtime! (Luke is into danger!)
This is the little pumpkin that Luke chose at The Pumpkin Patch. It's a cute little thing. However, my one little hangup with The Pumpkin Patch is that it is SO expensive! This little pumpkin cost us $5!! Yeah, that included the hayride and everything. But, if you don't get a pumpkin you don't pay. Since it was just me and Luke, I was ok with the $5. If I had the other kiddos with me they would have wanted a pumpkin and they wouldn't have been happy to settle for the little ones. The lady told us that the bigger pumpkins were around $10!!! What in the world?! Another thing is that the pumpkins aren't even grown at The Pumpkin Patch! They are trucked in just like any of the grocery stores! I just can't see paying $5 for a little pumpkin that they didn't even grow there!

I know, I'm ranting! Anyway...
After Luke and I left The Pumpkin Patch we headed to Aldi to buy some big pumpkins. They are only $1.99 there!! And let me tell you, these things are huge!
Here is a little bit of perspective on the size of the pumpkins. One little pumpkin for $5 and five big pumpkins for $10! CRAZY!

Wondering why I bought so many pumpkins? No, I'm not planning on using pumpkin in recipes or saving the seeds for roasting (although we may do some of that). Last year we only bought two pumpkins. One for Ben. One for Abby. When it came time to carve the pumpkins for Halloween neither Ben nor Abby would allow me or Jon to help them. We were really bummed since we really enjoy carving pumpkins. On one of Jon's days off of work, while Ben and Abby were at school, we went out and bought our own pumpkins and carved them ourselves! I know, we're just big, selfish kids! This year we will have enough the first time!


Pat said...

Those are such cute pictures. I love the collage of Luke and his pumpkins. He looks totally mesmerized by the tractor. I'm sure he had a great time. Have fun carving!! Looking forward to that blog!

Anonymous said...

You crack me up! just sayin! HA!!