Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pumpkin Festivities

Our week long celebration of Pumpkins (and Halloween) has begun! By the end of this week, I suspect I will not want to see another pumpkin for a long while.

We started the week (on Saturday) by going to pick out our pumpkins. A friend of ours has a farm and they have been progressively adding things to their fall offerings. This year they had hayrides, a puzzle maze (which was VERY tricky), and a pick your own pumpkin patch in addition to the corn box (picture a sandbox filled with corn kernels), straw bale maze, and prepicked pumpkins they had last year. We had a great time, and got to do everything but the hayride in the short time we were there. We opted out of the hayride since my family's hayride was later that night. The same friends bring a hay rack and we go after dark. It was a perfect night for it!

The rest of the week is filled with parties (2 of them), a trip to the local nursery for their fall fun, and of course trick-or-treating (at the zoo!) In amongst that, I hope to get some lessons in. Most of them will circle around pumpkins. I am thinking about doing a science piece on decay, we'll have to see how brave I am!

What are you doing for Halloween?

1 comment:

kemtee said...

Nothing fun like you've done. I'm trying to find a way to work a winter coat into a fairy costume, and handing out overpriced candy to the undeserving.

We did draw a face on the pumpkin, though. (Art lesson?)