fall has arrived in my little corner of the world
and every fall it's a family tradition to put on our gum boots
make our way over to our local pumpkin patch
and hunt for the perfect pumpkin
that will eventually be carved into a jack o'lantern
and every year, pia pretty much picks her pumpkin
within minutes of getting to the patch
and ever year, zoe will carefully pick up
at least a dozen pumpkins or more
carefully inspect it
put it back down and exclaim
"no, it's not the one..."
and carefully wander through the patch searching for
the most perfect pumpkin
until husband and i start saying things like
"zoe, pick a pumpkin now, or else we will pick it for you!"
haha! that usually gets her moving
the next step is choosing a design to carve the pumpkins into
sometimes that takes even more time than actually choosing said pumpkin
oh, the patience us mama's need!