The Great Pumpkin Patch
I’m a little behind folks in my posts due to a crazy month. Where has October gone? I mean I can’t believe we are already at the end and before we know it Thanksgiving will be here. It always amazes me how time flies when you get older and as a child the time seems to pass so slowly. Is that because as an adult there is so much that consumes our lives or is it because we have come accustom to the day to day life? Hmmmm?? Interesting question? I know one thing I would have to lean towards the things that consume your life that make the days fly by. I have realized lately that there is so much I try to accomplish in a day and I find myself going 101 miles per hour and not stopping to breath. Weekends are the worst. So much to jam into two short days off from work and still spend time with the girls. After our recent vacation I have realized that just maybe once in awhile I should stop to breath. So what if the laundry doesn’t happen when it’s supposed too or To Do List doesn’t completely get marked off. Sometimes we just need to sit back and enjoy things…after all they go by way to fast. Speaking of enjoying things, let’s talk about our trip to the Pumpkin Patch! After all that’s what this post was originally supposed to be about but as always I took you a little off route. The pumpkin patch is always a fun thing that the whole family looks forward to. This year the girls actually got into it and understood what we were going to do. The past few years they were just too little and mostly sat around wondering what these big orange things were and why mommy and daddy picked up every one to see if it was the perfect pumpkin. Yes, we do get into it! Just like we get into picking the best Christmas tree. But I’ll save that story for December. As soon as we arrived, it’s like we passed through the entrance and it was a mad dash to see all the pumpkins and to pick that very perfect pumpkin…or in our case pumpkins. The only problem with going to the pumpkin patch a day after it opens….there are so many wonderful pumpkins to choose from!
There were green ones…
And of course lot’s of orange ones….
In the end we walked away with a pumpkin each and they were all different. We now have a large orange pumpkin, a white pumpkin, a green pumpkin, and a small bumpy pumpkin. One for each of us and now we have a very festive front door!
But are one of them the Great Pumpkin?! That was the question the girls had after they watched for the very first time Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin. Don’t you just love that movie? I don’t think it could ever get old. I found myself watching with the girls like it was my very first time too. Something about this little one hour movie makes me know that it’s officially fall. Just like the Macy’s Parade on Thanksgiving morning marks that it’s officially Thanksgiving! Ahhh…how I love this time of the year! Just wish the weather down here matched the season we are supposed to be in. Maybe one day we will be in a place that we can wear a long-sleeve shirt and a jacket and head to the pumpkin patch in search of the “great pumpkin”? Fingers and toes are still crossed on that one but again I have to remember to sit back and enjoy now. After all it flies by!