We took the kids to the pumpkin patch today to pick out some pumpkins to carve. Instead of going to Curtis Orchard, which we normally go to, we tried a small family farm - Neganguard I think. Their prices were much much more reasonable, it wasn't as crowded, and they had a great selection. Curtis Orchard is great, but is so crowded this time of year. They do have pony rides, hay rack rides, inflatables, apple cider slushes, etc. but we really just wanted pumpkins.
First they checked out the huge pumpkins. We decided against taking one of those home. Then we got a wagon and started loading it up. Of course the kids fought over who pulled the wagon, so we took turns.
Finally they decided that Drew would pull and Faye would push, and that worked out well. The wagon was getting really heavy! We ended up with a whole wagon full plus, for $8.00. It was a great deal!! Alex slept the whole time, so he missed everything. Maybe next year!
I was trying so hard to get a good picture of them at the pumpkin patch, but they just would not cooperate and sit or stand still! It must have been too exciting for them. When we finished paying, I saw they had some huge pumpkins and some bales of hay sitting there, so I tried getting them to sit and get their picture. Drew would not sit - you can actually see him hiding behind the hay so I couldn't take his picture.
The kids had a good time helping carve the pumpkins. They didn't want to touch the ooey stuff inside, so we used spoons. Andy did all of the actually carving, but the kids instructed him what shapes and where.