Saturday, October 20, 2007
Pumpkin Picking with Daddy!
So Patrick has been on call every other night for over a week - and still has almost 2 weeks at this same rate to go. His poor body is taking a toll and his emotional energy is at a low too. He really needs some time to sleep and just relax and have some good quality family time.
He was on call last night, came home and slept a bit, then we headed out for our annual pumpkin picking trip. We have made a tradition of going to this place down the road - which is not the greatest pumpkin patch - but super close and cheap!!! You ride a tractor out to the patch, then they drop you off in a corn maze. Gavin loved having Mommy chase him and also to have Daddy go a different way than us, and meet up and scare us! Poor Daddy had Evelyn on his back though - and she would get so excited when we would come near - so she would squeal with delight and give up his location!!! But Gavin still had fun with it!
Once you are through the maze you end up in the patch. And to our surprise this year they had AWESOME pumpkins to pick from! We would see a HUGE, PERFECTLY SHAPED, GREAT ORANGE pumpkin and want to grab it - then see another right next to it. So we had a lot of good choices!!! Gavin searched around for a bit and then stood next to one a declared it his. He tried to pick it up but no luck. So he drug it to Daddy who helped pick it up for him, then we went back and rode the ponies and went on the jumpy thing. Evelyn just loved being carried around by Daddy and enjoying the scene. It was a balmy 70 degrees with strong winds - but a gorgeous day all-in-all. I hope it was what the doctor ordered for daddy. Now all he has to do is carve all of our new pumpkins!!!