Monday, October 26, 2009

It's the Great Pumpkin!!

In the immortalized words of Linus:

Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He's gotta pick this one. He's got to. I don't see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there's not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see.

It's true, we found it. The most sincere pumpkin patch of all. Each of the kids picked out their favorite pumpkin, but after looking at their pictures of the final product, we are now wondering if it wasn't the pumpkins that picked out the kids.

Hey, is that a hay ride? It is! We can't pass that up! Hay fever? who cares, undoubtedly the hay irritants are smothered by the exhaust from the tractor pulling the cart. I think it was the fumes that finally kicked in that full dose of nostalgia, you know that feeling that fall is in full swing here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Add the face Tierzah was making on the hay ride, that "what is this wonder filled thrill? so new, so foreign" face and that was enough for me to declare "You can pick any pumpkin you can carry!"

Yeah, I had to reel that one back. It turns out that with enough determination, Asa can carry a pumpkin twice his body weight, and not that I'm against paying $60 for a pumpkin, it is just that if I allowed Asa to take in the small pumpkin, Baby Sasquatch, err, I mean Malachi, would want to do the same. Then we would need a stimulus bill passed just to pay for our pumpkins which will sit out by the front door and ... rot!. Cassandra, in her wisdom turned it into a let's try to find the "perfect" pumpkin. Which Ariella interpreted that to mean, 'let's find the pumpkin that most resembles a princess.' That worked out much better. BTW, what do you do with your pumpkins other than the usual oven toasted pumpkin seeds and pumpkin pie?

There it is; we visited the most humble of all pumpkin patches. It was so sincere that the pumpkin bowling was closed for the weekend. And the corn maze? Well we have a teenager who would really like to get back there to try it out. And since this particular pumpkin patch exudes humility and sincerity, we just may take the kids back on Halloween night so they can get presents from the Great Pumpkin. What? You don't believe in the Great Pumpkin? Just you wait. He will come. He will.... 'Norman is that you?', 'coming mother!'
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Kendra Goodrich said...

I believe. The Great Pumpkin is coming. Pumpkin patches are so magical.

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