Sunday, October 29, 2006

The Great Pumpkin

It is happening, as much as I try fighting it, my "babies" are growing up. How depressing is it that our yearly adventure to the Great Pumpkin Patch is down to just two of us. Mike, Devin and Felicia have all decided that they are too old or too busy to attend the pumpkin patch with their mom.

Lucky for me Mikayla is still interested in walking the aisles and aisles of pumpkins dodging stray children and lost parents who are looking for that absolutely one perfect pumpkin, trying to squeeze in that last pony ride, and to get a belly full of funnel cake.

Today was that day for us, we decided that we would tackle one more year together and search for the "Great Pumpkin". She spotted a man walking with a slightly green pumpkin and commented how diferent it looked and that she wanted to find another like it. I told her the green would add character and that would be a great idea. The man just happen to hear our conversation about his "Great Pumpkin" and shouts back a huge thank you. He said that his kids were all telling him it was ugly.

So the hunt was on and finally after searching over ten different green pumpkins she found her "Great Pumpkin". But alas we did not have a buggy (something very coveted at a pumpkin patch). So as she sat garding her find as I ventured off to the parking lot and survey all areas for an abandond buggy. Finally down the third double row of cars EUREKA I finally found a buggy.

We paddled our way to the check out, drove home discussing our day and showed our prizes when we returned home. You can still see it in their eyes that in their hearts they wated to have gone with us to try and find their own "Great Pumpkin".

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