There’s a plethora of pumpkins up in here!
I finally (FINALLY!) had a free Saturday, so this morning my Mom and I bundled up against the 45° chill, grabbed a hot Starby’s to keep our paws warm, and headed down to the Farmers’ Market where there were pumpkins at every turn!
long handled ones,
and everything in between.
I found these flawless pumpkins for $3 each, and picked up two for Ben and me.
It was all fun and games ’til I hoifed the one with the crooked stem into the car when we were leaving, only to have it snap off, fall 4 feet to the ground and roll away down the parking ramp…NOOOO!
Miraculously it remained perfectly intact – just got a little trim off the top!!
“I thought we were going to have pumpkin mash on our hands for a second there!” my Mom exclaimed. Pumpkin mash. HAHAHA. I could not stop laughing at this. ;)
The only thing competing for pumpkin’s reign over the market, were the apples.
Any and all varieties, in crates and barrels by the dozens. I can’t wait to go apple picking sometime in the next couple of weeks! :D
The rest of the market was overflowing with a cornucopia of Fall produce, whose dazzling colors made me insanely giddy. I could not stop snapping photos!
This baby bulldog also kind of stole my heart. Right? Look at her pink collar! ;)
When all was said and done, I came home with the aforementioned pumpkins, some mini punkin’s (4/$1!), Eastern Iowa Honeycrisps and fresh apple cider.
Does it get any cuter than this?! ;)
Actually, it does.
After the market Finn came over to my parent’s house to spend the day!
He and Grandma had a blast playing together,
and since the Iowa Hawkeyes played this afternoon, we taught him how to shout, “Go Hawkeyes!!!”
Maybe you didn’t hear me?!
YOU! DID YA’ HEAR ME???
I said, GOOOO HAWKEYES!!! Besides being hystorable (hysterical + adorable) it must’ve worked. The Hawkeyes beat Louisiana, 45-17. Whee! :D
Well, the rest of the afternoon shall be filled with laundry and maybe a quick nap before heading over to a friend’s house for some girl time tonight. :)
Happy Saturday everyone!
When it comes to carving pumpkins, do you go the traditional jack o’ lantern route, or get fancy with stencils and such?