Sunday, October 18, 2009

In the pumpkin patch

Today we returned to Didier Farms for Pumpkinfest - a fun event with pick-your-own-pumpkins, farm animals, and a little carnival for the kiddies.

We immediately went for the petting zoo again this year, which always has an amazing assortment of farm animals together for your feeding and petting amusement. This year, as with last, there was a Flemish Giant:

He is one big bunny, and our little Max will be that big someday soon. (But not yet...)

In the petting zoo, Dave always enjoys the donkey and llama. This little donkey tipped over my food accidentally and then happily ate it in a pile on the ground.

And, of course, besides the oversize bunnies, my favorite is the cow:

After we had petted our fill, we picked out some pumpkins and headed back to our place to carve them. We had a rousing game of "Battle of the Sexes" with Tiffany and Nick, and also played with the bunnies, of course. Tiffany and Nick really enjoyed our new (and large) addition to the house.

Carving pumpkins was fun, as always - the smell of a just-opened pumpkin always reminds me of Halloween with my parents. We listened to Tales from the Crypt, Season 2 to get us in the spirit of the season.

This year, Tiffany and Nick just carved one (albeit large) pumpkin, and Dave and I each carved one.

Tiffany's and Nick's is the one at left, mine is in the center, and Dave's is on the right. I do enjoy that we all added eyebrows to our pumpkins this year, quite coincidentally. My pumpkin is a beast.

I carved this one in the likeness of one that my Dad carved when I was a kid. It was awesome.

Another good year for pumpkins and Halloween - this week I also want to watch the Charlie Brown and Garfield Halloween specials. I wonder what we should dress Max up as - he already looks like these bunnies from the horror movie Night of the Lepus. Uh oh.

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