(And yet again, weeks have passed and blogging has lagged...! )
We joined friends for a morning at the pumpkin patch, but for us, with a little twist. Rather than roam a field and choose a pumpkin out of a line up of 500 that have been previously arranged, we wandered the actual pumpkin fields until we found the perfect pumpkins, and then hacked the pumpkin off the vine.
Way more fun if you ask my boys.
Before we left that morning, I gave my boys a talk that basically went something like: "We're not visiting the pumpkin patch for you today but for Annalyse and Jax because they're still young and love to do things like this and you've been able to enjoy hay rides and visit farms lots and lots of times already. So, I don't care if you're bored or not having fun because your number one job is to be a helper to all the little kids you see."
I was wrong. They were all in on running the fields to choose a pumpkin. And getting to break it off the vine themselves? Win.
Three hours of outside fun and plenty of time left to complete book work at home that afternoon. Home school: how I love thee.