Last week during the Fall Festival, I had a twinge of jealousy and then guilt when I read about everyone’s fun times visiting pumpkin farms and festivals. We’ve never taken our children to one and I’ve really always wanted to.
Then I heard about the Hoffest (farm festival) in the somewhat nearby village of Hitscherhof.
We made plans with friends to attend the festival on Saturday.
The girls talked about going to the farm and getting pumpkins all week long. It helped that we studied Farmers in Social Studies last week and so this was also being considered a legitimate field trip for them. You’ve just gotta love homeschool field trips….I’ll be writing about another one we did recently later this week.
Anyway, we had a great time with our friends at the pumpkin farm festival. I didn’t realize how big this thing was until we had to park the car in a field FULL of cars. MC said, “Cars don’t go on grass!!” There were lots of booths set up with food, crafts, pastries, antiques, and woven baskets. Remember the uses of old window link I put up on Friday? I found a perfect window for this at a booth and asked the owner how much it was….120 Euro…Yikes!!! He explained that the glass in it was 150 years old. Hmmmm…not quite worth it for a craft project where I’m planning on taking the glass out or painting over it .
The one thing the kids wanted to do more than anything else was to pick out pumpkins. Will was especialy facinated with the mass amount of pumpkins here.
Much too facinated to sit still for a picture with his sisters.
There were just so many to choose from.
Of course, he wanted to get the biggest pumpkin that he could get his hands on.
And then had to settle for something smaller.
Much smaller and easier to handle.
Something that a two year old can carry.
MC was next to pick out a pumpkin.
And take a picture with Mommy…
and her sister. Don’t you just love sister love? I do….it blesses my heart to see my girls love each other!
Everyone’s wish came true with the picking of their favorite pumpkins.
And, of course, the paying for a purchasing of said pumpkin…
Here are my favorite pumpkins…
(yes, the pumpkin in the background is real….it was HUGE)
Everyone had a fun day. I love having family friends that we can do things with. And this is one incredible family!
I am absolutely terrible at remembering to have my picture taken with my friends. Jordan is such a sweet friend and I am so thankful for her. This day…I remembered…it was a great opportunity!
My little girls love having their picture taken. Especially MC. So they asked to have theirs taken after Jordan and I.
Keith discovered the secret to getting rid of EA’s four year old smile. He asked her a question and she began talking and talking and forgot all about the camera pointed in her direction.
I’m so glad that the took the opportunity to enjoy the fall tradition of visiting a pumpkin farm this weekend. I hope it will be a lasting tradition for our family!
Note: This is being linked to Tackle it Tuesday at 5 Minutes for Mom because it was such a huge tackle for us to finally make it to the pumpkin festival! Visit 5 Minutes for Mom to see what others are tackling this week.