All the kids went straight to work, busily attempting to find the perfect pumpkin.
We put all of our choices here and had to take turns guarding them while others went to look for more pumpkins. Even Alexandra got in on the fun.
We told the kids they had to be able to carry their pumpkin out of the patch. If they couldn't carry it, then they needed to find a smaller one. This is Nathan's pick! He was so proud of it. I'm glad he was able to choose his own. BTW, I ended up carrying his.
These are the final choices. Notice that Athena's pumpkin is green??? She insisted on having a green one. THAT should be fun to clean out.
Jeremy was very proud of his big pumpkin too. I didn't get a great picture of it, but he is holding it down by his knees. Jeremy carried his pumpkin from the other side of the pumpkin patch to where we were standing. Shortly after Jeremy brought it over, this kid came over and said that it was his pumpkin. Both Jeremy and I told the kid that it wasn't his and that Jeremy just finished carrying it over here. The kid then stood there and put his foot up on the pumpkin, like he was just resting his foot there. I told the kid - "Take your foot off the pumpkin please. It isn't your pumpkin, it's ours. We carried it over here." Then the kid looked up a little ways past us and said, "Oh, there's my pumpkin!" Uh, nice one, kid.
I didn't pick a pumpkin for myself out of the patch because I already have 3 of my own.
And 2 ghosts!
Alexandra and Samantha as the siamese ghost!
Finally we have a new family fall picture. We are done picking our pumpkins and ready to go back.
We all boarded the trailer and went for a ride back to the Red Barn.
The kids waited here while Jeremy loaded the pumpkins into the van.
Then we went inside for ice cream. We will be coming back to the Red Barn for ice cream for sure. It was really good! Nice and creamy and delicious. Nathan ate his the fastest I've ever seen him eat anything. He was the first one done.
Athena and Samantha enjoyed theirs too. They took more time eating it because they had to put a lot of effort into shaping the ice cream perfectly with their tongues. For them it's about the art of eating the ice cream.
Alexandra shared with me - of course. :)
This was a really fun family home evening and I'm sure we will repeat this trip again next year. The kids had a blast.