Wednesday, October 28, 2015

All Things Pumpkin

This past weekend is always one of the my favorite weekends of the year because of the Circleville Pumpkin Show.  This was the 8th straight year Todd & I have gone and the 3rd with Lucy.  Todd worked from home in the morning on Friday and then took a half day so we could make the trip to Circleville to fill up on pumpkin food.  I think it was the best weather we'd ever had for it (no coats needed and I was almost sweating in my long sleeve shirt) and it wasn't too terribly crowded either.  In fact, we only had to wait in line at line at Lindsey's Bakery for their famous pumpkin donuts for 5 minutes.  We spent a couple hours walking around, eating food, and looking at all things pumpkin. 

Our picture in front of the pumpkin tree for the last 8 years (2008-2015)

Lucy & I in front of the winner for largest pumpkin this year

Winner of the prettiest pumpkin

Traditional picture

Family selfie

Todd always has to get the pumpkin chili which is really tasty

Waiting in line for pumpkin donuts and checking out the huge pumpkin pie

"I'll take that donut, and that one, and that one..."

Splitting a warm, fresh pumpkin donut with Lucy


Besides the donuts, my favorite thing is the pumpkin pizza (I also got a pumpkin buckeye at the same vendor too)

We took a quick break from pumpkin foods and got fried cheese on a stick....basically it's like a corn dog but with a cheese stick in the middle instead of a hot dog....Lucy was very unsure about it

But that just meant more for Todd & I to eat

We walked around a bit more and ventured over to one of the buildings that had art work, baked goods, and fruits & veggies on display

Lucy loved looking at all the art

I was impressed with the 200+ pound watermelon

Before heading out, we stopped to get a few more things to eat; Lucy & I split some pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting and Todd got an Italian sausage sandwich.

We also learned one important thing that day too...Lucy is terrified of porta-potties!  Right before we left our house, we decided to throw Lucy's little portable potty in the trunk and thank god we did because after not going for quite some time and refusing to go on a porta-potty, she was more than ready to pee on her little potty in the back of our CRV.  It was quite the sight to see I'm sure! Although I will admit, we were pretty impressed that she was able to hold it for that long and didn't have an accident.

The weather on Saturday was much different than on Friday with gray clouds and on & off rain for most of the day but that didn't stop us from heading to Jacquemin Farms to pick out a pumpkin.  We went to the same farm last year so we want to make this place our annual trip to the pumpkin patch; however, they were pretty much out of pumpkins this year!  I don't know if they just weren't able to grow as many this year or if more people came out to pick them but they literally had just a few left that weren't rotten.  The good thing though is that we weren't really particular about our pumpkin because Todd's mom & dad had already brought us a huge one a few weeks ago that we're going to use to carve so we just wanted a small one that Lucy could pick out.

"Driving" the tractor

It was sprinkling a little when we were on the hayride which was fine by use because it meant we were able to have the whole thing to ourselves

Lucy picked our her pumpkin and daddy helped her cut it off

Lucy last year vs. this year (and yes, that's the same vest she's wearing and I'm shocked I was able to zip it up this year since it's a 12-18 month size)

Hanging out in the pumpkin patch (I swear it wasn't really that dark out either)

Heading back to the barn 

Maybe next year we'll have to go to the pumpkin patch a little earlier in October to make sure there are still some pumpkins left to pick!

1 comment:

emily said...

I went to the Pumpkin Show on Saturday - it started raining as soon as we got there. Miserable. We got a corn dog and left. :(