And here we are talking about October in mid-January. Progress.
Our annual pumpkin hunt/photo shoot (because, again, it’s at least 90% about picture taking) occurred on a sunny and mostly warmish (for October in Michigan) day. It’s tricky to get both kids actually looking and smiling at the camera, so there’s about 456 million pictures from this day. I won’t publish all of them. 🙂
I can remember walking around, wheeling the kiddos in the wagon. Lilly picked out at least 30 pumpkins, loaded them in the cart one by one, and Jason put most of them back in the field, one at a time, when Lilly wasn’t looking. We were excited to see the cows in the field, and a little terrified when they came close enough to touch. They were eating pumpkins, which was just SO SILLY.
We carved the pumpkins when we got home. Lilly was not into touching any of the pumpkin guts, but of course wanted to use the knife. Jason let her help design her jack o lantern, but decided to keep the knife work to himself. (Good choice.) She was totally into making sure that the jack o lanterns were lit and outside, and it is SO FUN to have her participate, understand, and enjoy some of our seasonal traditions. I’ve been on the lookout for more traditions to add to our family repertoire because it is just so fun to see how exciting even the smallest/silliest traditions (lighted up pumpkins?) are for her.
Eleanor also seemed to enjoy herself, and checked out the pumpkin goo with a little surprise and much joy. She was pretty silly this day. Actually, she is often silly, making cute scrunchy nosed faces, and, recently, singing. She makes us laugh every day, and I think we are all enjoying watching her little personality blossom.