Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Great Pumpkin

A childhood memory of mine is our annual trip to Rombach's Pumpkin Farm in Chesterfield, MO to pick out THE BIGGEST pumpkin that we could find. My Dad is an awesome free-hand pumpkin carver and he'd make us the BEST Jack-o-lantern in the neighborhood for Halloween.

Well, we can't say that we've carried on the entire tradition by finding THE BIGGEST pumpkin but can't let October pass without a trip to Rombachs so that Jack and Mason can pick out their pumpkins. So it was off to the Pumpkin Patch this morning with Moots (Jack & Mason's Grandmother who is visiting from South Carolina).

Not only did Jack and Mason find ONE pumpkin that they thought was the best one in the pumpkin patch but we came home with EIGHT -Yes, EIGHT pumpkins. They just couldn't make up their minds.

We worked up such an appetite finding our pumpkins that next it was time for a snack....yummy Funnel Cakes! Mason thought that it was such a good treat that he actually sat and "guarded" the one he claimed as his and wouldn't let ANYONE touch it and if you did, he'd scream at the top of his lungs at you (it was quite funny). Jack on the other hand decided that a funnel cake wasn't what he needed but instead he wanted a lollypop!

The boys had such a blast and all I can do is hope that as the years pass they will start to develop the same fond memories of Halloween and "The Great Pumpkin" at the pumpkin patch as I did when I was a little girl.


Storm & KM said...

OMG!!! I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE,Rombach's!!!! I am absolutely insanely jealous that we cannot be there. We drove up from TN every year to take the boys. In all the places I have lived I have NEVER found anything that even remotely resembles the greatness of Rombach's. We are not worthy!! Those are photos of a lifetime. LONG LIVE ROMBACH'S!!!