|pre-shoes be darned, he wanted to walk in the mud!|
Ethan thoroughly enjoyed his time getting to run around with the pumpkins. He especially enjoyed our walk out of the fields when he stopped to eat some raspberries with Mimi (his grandmother).
Once our carving pumpkin had been picked out it was time to check out the stores that are also on site. We picked out a few mutant squash to decorate the house with (you'll see them in pictures of E's birthday party) and my mother-in-law grabbed me a few tins of pureed pumpkin to bake with. Oh the joy!
|browsing the wide selection|
|E's picked his favourite pumpkin.|
|the world's sweetest little boy choosing a puppet to take home|
E has two books that he owns that feature a boy and his penguin: Up and Down and Lost and Found, both by Oliver Jeffers. He loves these books, and has another book out from the library at the moment - Me by Emma Dodd - that also features a penguin. That was enough to sell me on the idea that he needed a penguin more than any other animal. So now, that's what lives in his crib with his sock monkey and a teddy bear.
Later on, the Husband and I will figure out how we're carving this year's pumpkin. Last year it was the inscription from the One Ring. Yup: we're nerds and we love it. How much more appropriate would that have been this year with The Hobbit coming out at Christmas!? Who's excited? This kid right here.