you know that song, Five Little Pumpkins . . . five little pumpkins sitting on a gate, the first one said, "oh my it's getting late!" etc. etc. . . . . Anna learned it at preschool and sings it a lot around our house. One of the things I most love about pre-school is all the cute little songs they learn, and then come home to entertain us with. And it's especially fun because they are the same songs that Payton learned and that Conner learned.
Well, my three little pumpkins have had a pumpkin-filled week.
First there was the pumpkin ginger cupcakes with cream cheese frosting that Anna and I made on Monday. Delicious!
And see that pumpkin there. I grew it in my garden. Yep. Pretty proud of that one.
Then on Tuesday I accompanied Payton's class on their trip to the pumpkin patch. Always a fun one. He picked a pumpkin with a really long stem.
And on Friday, the kids were out of school, so we took the opportunity to visit the pumpkin patch. The last time we went there I was pregnant with Payton, Conner was almost 2 years old, and because this was before the days of cute monkey backpack leashes we tied a rope around his waist before entering the corn maze. Ahhh, those were the days. This time we did not go in the corn maze - I was not going to attempt that without Scott there. But we did do just about everything else: visited the animals in the barn, climbed the hay pyramid, rode the cow train, ate kettle corn and hot chocolate, enjoyed the hayride, and found the perfect pumpkin. Here's a few photos:
Other than a few tears shed over a burned tongue (that hot chocolate was HOT), a great time was had by all. Afterward we drove into town for two little errands and then I took the kids to dinner at Red Robin. What a great mom am I?! It was a little weird though, sitting at the restaurant, me and my 3 kids. I wondered if I looked (and I have to admit I even felt) a bit like a single mom. Just a little interesting. As time goes on I think I feel braver and free-er (no diapers & naps to worry about) to do these bigger outings on my own with these three little pumpkins. Heck, I drove 1500 miles this summer with them!
Moving on . . .
For the kids' halloween costumes this year we are buying one, reusing one, and I'm making one. I think it will work out pretty well.
I asked the kids what they thought I should be for Halloween. Their responses . . . .
- Anna: "A princess!"
- Payton: "An Egyptian!" (he suggested this simply as an excuse to demonstrate "The Egyptian" walk.)
- Conner: "Hermione, because she's the smartest one like you."
All three sound perfect to me.