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Pumpkin Picking and Painting


This weekend we did the “Fall Thing.” For us, that means we went to our local farm and picked apples and pumpkins, bought mums, drank cider and ate doughnuts (a lot of doughnuts!)

We always buy one pumpkin, proportionately sized, to represent each member of our family. As the girls considered a very large pumpkin for “me,” I called out “Hey! Make sure Daddy’s pumpkin is bigger than mine!” Other than that, they get to choose whichever pumpkins they like.

After we choose the five family pumpkins, we always buy smaller ones to paint. This gives my girls something to do with the pumpkins when we get home because once we pick the family pumpkins, they pretty much just sit on the porch and look festive until they rot from the sun.

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For the pumpkin painting, I just put a vinyl tablecloth down and give the girls washable paint and paint brushes. They do the rest! It always amuses me how they each decorate their pumpkin differently. After they’re done, we put them outside to dry. But remember to take them in because rain will wash all of the paint off! Trust me, you don’t want to have to learn that lesson the way we did.

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    On October 10th, 2007 at 12:45 pm, lornadoone said:

    I’ve only gone apple picking once (which I’m pretty sure is against some sort of moral code since I live in Washington state), and it was so much fun! We have a rural area nearby that does a huge festival, and you can go to the farms to pick pumpkins, apples, etc. What a fun annual activity.

    On October 10th, 2007 at 7:35 pm, DAD said:

    I look forward to seeing the artwork.
    Love DAD

    On October 11th, 2007 at 8:16 pm, Rose said:

    Thank you, I love the pumpkin painting idea! I’ve been trying to decide what to do with my 2 year old. Last year we tried carving and she burst into tears when daddy “killed” the pumpkin! Painting would let her participate with out pumpkin death. :)

    On October 13th, 2007 at 12:55 pm, Lora said:

    *laugh* This is one time where someone else teasing you ‘my pumpkin is bigger than your pumpkin’ is a welcome phrase!

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