Speaking of pumpkins

It was time to make a change from our usual pumpkin picking place. Not that they don't have good pumpkins or service, but I wanted some place were you went out to the field and picked your pumpkin there instead of from a pile that were pre-picked.

So we loaded up our pickers and head out to Miller's while the sun was shining and the weather was still reasonably warm.

We don't have a preset limit on our children for their yearly pumpkins. Instead the rule is: If you can't carry it yourself, you can't have it. And every year they try for bigger and bigger pumpkins!

They are always allowed to pick a gourd or two, but surprisingly this year, neither wanted one.

One did come home with one of these pretty squash, but don't count on it being eaten.

On Monday I spent the day with my co-workers on a preschool course. Our key speaker at the beginning of the day was Suzi Sauvé, a laughter and happiness coach, who was the highlight of the day. Part of her talk involved finding a happy thought, a time when you were relaxed and feeling good and training yourself to think of it when you need to de-stress. I think pumpkin picking with my boys, enjoying the warmth and colors and laughter, plus Miller's hand made butter tarts, are my happy thought.


Megan said...

Oooh a butter tart - I've seen recipes for those before, but have never made one. Maybe this year!!

BC said...

The glasses are very cool!


MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

I like your rule.

Shari said...

We're planning on going to Miller's too. Wish the weather was better today!!