Tuesday, October 29, 2013

a pumpkin patch tradition + a good book!

A couple of weekends ago, it was time to get our pumpkins picked and head down to the pumpkin patch! We love this place and enjoy the hay ride, pumpkin patch, playground, corn and hay maze and more every year. It is truly a fun tradition!

We kick our excursion off with a hayride out to the pumpkin patch. It was really chilly that morning, and windy too, so little Waybe was wrapped up looking like a shepherd! We sure didn't expect the wind! But, hey. I'll take snuggles any day of the week!


The pumpkins were great this year, but I think my pumpkins were the cutest! :)








And last night was time for the carving! During the World Series of course--it's tradition. And what can I say? I'm a tradition-loving kinda girl! This year Luke designed the eyes, Miles designed the nose and Charlie designed the mouth---well and then Daddy interpreted their designs. The final outcome?

"Jack" was born and a boy pumpkin he is. The boys were, naturally, interested in the goop inside the pumpkin and were able to touch and feel the insides. We talked about how the insides of a pumpkin are goopy and yucky like our sin inside of us and we followed up our discussion with reading one of our favorite Fall books, The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs. She tells a story of a farmer and his pumpkin patch and how we are like pumpkins, scooped out and saved by the Lord and created to be lights for Him for the world to see. If you haven't read this story, it's not too late to check out the library or your local church bookstore. But, here's a link to this sweet book, filled with Scripture, on Amazon. We think it's a good book to have in your family library!

1 comment :

Chad Jackson said...

Love those pics! I wish your camera didn't weigh as much as Way so you could bring it around more often!

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