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It’s almost that time of the year again — going to the pumpkin patch to pick the perfect pumpkin, carving a nice face (or a nasty one), taking out the glibbery content, roasting the seeds in a pan with salt (yum!), making delicious, spicy pumpkin soup, and enjoying fall season, getting ready to pick one’s Halloween costume…. (The year before, Lyons Cub was a little dragon. What will he be this year?)
We’ve all been waiting for the nice, brisk weather, now that we’re fed up with the summer heat. Of course, there’s a regret here and there that the swimming pool times are over, but it’s fall, the leaves are changing colors, and this season brings lots of joy for our little ones. So it’s time to get those pumpkin carving knives out and get ready, folks!
In October 2019, we visited Boyd’s Pumpkin Patch in Clarksville, TN to get a big pumpkin for carving, and a small one for Lyons Cub to paint with his finger paint colors. How nice to sit on the prickly hay stack in front of the scarecrow 😉
Of course, he had to climb onto the pile of pumpkins stashed in a cart.
After he had picked out two pumpkins, we took our treasures home to take the inner life out of the big one. It was an exciting adventure for Lyons Cub! He was a bit grossed out by the slimy content with the seeds (you can tell that from his face, ha). He was very concentrated. Careful with that knife, though! Mommy took a pen and drew the outline of the eyes, nose, and mouth. Then, we both made the holes (well, he helped). What fun to lift off the “hat” and look inside! We chose a happy smiley face for that year’s pumpkin fest. The scary stuff will happen when he is older.
And after all this work, we rewarded ourselves with a delicious, hot, cinnamon spiced pumpkin soup! We also lit our Halloween battery-operated garland in the back, and Lyons Cub put our Halloween gel stickers on the windows.
And then, mommy painted the kitty’s little bench red, and Lyons Cub painted his little pumpkin in many, many colors!!
And his best friend, a little scarecrow he got the year before, was still alive and well and got to sit next to the colorful pumpkin on the bench!
Wishing everyone a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!