It was a glorious fall day to take our annual trip to the Howard Dill Farm, where they grow 1400lb (and more!) pumpkins. They also sell a variety of pumpkins and gourds, which we always stock up on. It was all the more fun this year because friends and family joined us, all new to the experience. My four year old nephew loved sitting in the pumpkin boats :) and Elle had a great time playing on hay stacks and deliberating over the perfect pumpkin.
We all headed back to our place for pumpkin carving and dinner. It was a lovely day with wonderful friends.
The following day, Elle had her friends over for a pumpkin carving party. We had planned it outdoors, with mounds of leaves and a couple of haystacks, and well, all the mess. But in true Nova Scotia fashion, it decided to rain, so we set up indoors, with lots of packing paper to contain the glory of pumpkin carving :) The kids also had a blast at apple bobbing (they got sooo wet!) and eating doughnuts on a string, fashioned thanks to Hubby. And what do you do when you expected kids to be playing outdoors for hours? You find a Halloween movie - though from all the screaming, I started to doubt the 8yrs and up rating for Frankenweenie!