Sunday, October 18, 2009

Stardate 63796.79 - Pumpkin Patch 2009

Just like two years ago, Loren got to experience the Dearborn Market pumpkin patch with Cheryl, Grandpop, and Grandma this October. Unlike 2007, Kate was along for the trip. Also unlike 2007, I was off enjoying a 5-hour sail (the last of the season). Therefore I won't have too much commentary, since I wasn't there. But here are the pictures I felt were the best of the bunch.

Loren picked out a pumpkin and we brought it back to the city to make a Jack-o-Lantern. Loren drew the eyes, nose, and mouth she wanted carved on it and helped prepare it.

And here is the spooky, final result!!

We carved the pumpkin Monday or Tuesday night, and as a post script, when we returned from the beach house this evening I noticed a smell in the kitchen and when I lifted the top off the Jack-o-Lantern I was greeted by black and white mold covering most of the interior. It went into the trash, and we promised Loren we could get another and that we'd keep it in the fridge after we carve it so that it will last longer!