every year we make a trip to our local pumpkin patch
to find the perfect pumpkin
and every year
pia chooses the first pumpkin her eyes spy
and zoe will take her sweet time
slowly examining each pumpkin, choosing one
and then a few minutes later, trading it for another one
that is "better"
i love this stolen moment--my baby sister joined us this year
this lovely white pumpkin came home with me
and finally after much deliberation and careful choosing
zoe chose this pumpkin--and i have to admit it was a pretty good lookin' pumpkin!
i must admit, it's not the easiest family outing
i remember one year, pia refused to walk back to the tractor
so my hubs had no choice but to carry her
and i had to carry four very large, very heavy pumpkins
through mud and very tall, very prickly grass
all the while trying to coax zoe to continue walking and not to
swap her chosen pumpkin for one that was "better"
oh, and another year we got lost in the corn maze
the year before that zoe fell in mud
um... you get the idea?!
but honestly, i wouldn't do it any other way