They took us on a hay ride into the huge green and orange speckled pumpkin patch so each child could pick their very own pumpkin to take home.
Since the kids got to pick out their very own pumpkin and watched as it was cut and placed ever so lovingly into their very own hands they have all developed a special bond with these bright orange squashes.
They held fast to those green stems all the way back from the hay ride.
They studied every inch of their pumpkin for originality and special marks so they would be sure to be able to identify their pumpkin from all the others.
Sort of like when a mother has a new born baby and she looks for birthmarks to be able to distinguish her baby from all the others.
They placed them ever so gently into the car so they would be safe as we played on the huge hay stack slides and got lost in the maze of corn.