Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkins 2011

In a small step towards not being the worst parents in the world, we did manage to get "secure pumpkins" off of the to do list this weekend. 

While our trip to Moulton Farm was amusing, I've yet to find any place that compares to Iron Kettle Farm in  my hometown of Candor, NY. Every fall this place becomes the Disney World of Upstate New York. People literally travel from hours to enjoy the clever pumpkin displays (lots of nursery rhymes, movies, etc.), hay rides, corn maze, baby farm animals... It's an amazing display and even more meaningful this year, I'd say, given the terrible September flooding in the area. If you've never been or never heard of it, click on that link and check it out. Pretty clever and very reasonable prices for their special activities (browsing the pumpkin display is free).

Tommy was drawn to the beer bellied guy; Elliott had no problem being the.. Olive Oil?... character.

In front of the corn maze, which read "No Farms, No Food". Good point!

We chose not to pay the $16 it would have cost us to walk the maze. Given that we bought almost $40 is produce, I don't think the farm suffered much from our cheapness.

Hooping the pumpkins.

Tommy managed to ring the 20-pointer, but none of us witnessed it. (Note Dad in the background dealing with a work situation).
Pumpkin bowling....
The boys did up their pumpkins on Sunday while I was at a performance of Little Shop. Tommy went for a Angry Birds theme and Elliott had a (accidental, I think) droopy-eyed guy. I wish they had carved them and not painted them, but they insisted. Saved a lot of trouble/stress/mess, I suppose. These boys take after their mother in the "let's just get this craft thing over with" arena.

It was a very successful opening weekend of Little Shop of Horrors. I will have to hijack someone's photos and share them soon! Have a good Monday, if that isn't too much of an oxymoron for you....

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