Fall has arrived in Iowa....okay it arrived a long time ago, who am I kidding. While I have my eye set on the holiday season, my kids are firmly planted in the idea that Halloween is the biggest deal since sliced bread. I remember....the candy, the costumes, the parties at school...it's a big deal in kid land.
Our traditional trip to the pumpkin patch was wonderful. We are lucky to have several REALLY great pumpkin patches nearby, but our newest favorite is at Bass Farms across the road from Palisades Kepler State Park. Bass Farms is a CSA during the summer months, and roadside vegetable vendor...they rock. They don't use any chemical spray, grow organically and well, they basically just rock. We're always happy to hand over our pumpkin dinero.
The kids searched high, the kids searched low, Daddy filmed the whole thing. You HAVE to check out the video...the VanOort rendition of "What the Fox Says" at the end = Classic.
And as if the day could get any better, the delightful owner of Bass Farms offered my kids each a sack to cram as many tiny gourds into as they could, on the house. Two little kids, with two sacks, and a GIANT box of tiny gourds....they were thrilled.
Keeping the tiny gourds in the sack long enough to get to the car...that was a challenge all on its own.
love and light,