Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Pumpkin Fun....

Just in case you didn't know, it's pumpkin time!  And the little kids at schools from our area, and I'm sure from across the country, are spending some time this week choosing and decorating their very own pumpkins.  Some kids, like our little granddaughter Hannah, are lucky enough to take a field trip to a local grocery store where they tour the store and then decorate their own pumpkin to take home.
Now really, how exciting can a tour of the grocery store actually be? LOL!  I doubt there was any child in Hannah's class who hasn't visited a grocery store at one time or another with their parents, but the school feels the need to make them walk around and tour, when all the kids want to do is get to their pumpkins!
I think someone finally wised up, because instead of actually cutting out a pumpkin face and getting seeds/guck everywhere, they used various craft items and glued them to their pumpkins....markers to scribble on the pumpkin faces....and lots of creative thought processes :)
Hannah was quite proud of her prize pumpkin as you can see from the smile on her face :)  We do remember the last time Grandpa went with Hannah's older sister Hailee to carve her pumpkin at the grocery store. Mom and dad were a little busy at the hospital that day, waiting for Hailee and Hannah's little brother Cade to be born.  Afraid he just wouldn't wait until the next day so mom could carve a pumpkin with Hailee.....hehehe!  We waited and waited and Cade finally arrived late in the afternoon...5 weeks early, but still weighing in at 7lbs 1oz.  To say mom was relieved he was early, is an understatement LOL!
Wow, will you look at that baby face!!
Hard to believe it's been 3 years since Hailee carved
her pumpkin, or since Cade was born!

So now all that's left to do is wait until the 31st for the ghosts and goblins to come around with their trick or treat bags wide open, waiting for to see what each house is handing out. 

Grandma loves you