The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. (Psalm 24:1)
This past weekend, the Thorpe family spent a few hours at one of the local farms. God provided perfect weather: the air was crisp, the sky was bright and sunny, and a slight breeze fanned the fall foliage. JT and I had a blast playing outside with the girls.
Our visit to the farm began with a stop at the refreshment stand for hot dogs and beverages. Our little Sugar Plum is a big fan of hot dogs and she happily gobbled hers up while nestled comfortably on her father’s lap.
Once our bellies were full, we headed over to the wagons for a bouncy ride out to the pumpkin patch where we spent the next hour trying to select the “perfect” pumpkin. This proved to be a difficult task because there were hundreds of pumpkins to choose from!The girls wandered around the patch in search of the perfect pumpkin, stopped to admire the large sunflowers, and eventually perched themselves on pumpkins to take a rest from all of their hard work.
After finding the best pumpkins and the greatest gourds we packed up, hopped back onto the wagon, and bumped back to the farm’s entertainment area. While riding back, JT entertained us by playing a gourd! Of course, he can’t really play a gourd, but he fooled the girls into thinking he could!
Once off the wagon, we paid for our produce and took the girls over to the pumpkin bouncer. Sweet Pea enjoyed jumping around inside it but since Sugar Plum didn’t like the bouncer’s uneven surface, she watched at distance with her father. Sugar Plum was tired from the day’s activities and promptly fell asleep on the way home.
Later this week, we’ll carve a pumpkin and roast the seeds. If you’re looking for pumpkin carving patterns without spooky images, check out the Christian patterns here. I carved pumpkins using a few of them last year and they turned out beautifully!
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