Yesterday we went to the pumpkin patch! It was sooooo fun. I don't know how the Germans do it, but they really know how to rock a pumpkin patch!
Ha ha ha... Ok...so if there was a sarcasm font that whole first little bit would have been written in one. Its a little known fact that pumpkin patches (like the traditional pick your own pumpkin patch in the good ole USA) do not exist in Germany.
In fact, we've been trying to get to the giant pumpkin FESTIVAL, but have been thwarted at every turn by something...rain, snow, barfy kids... The pumpkin festival being a really big deal here...its giant. They use pumpkins to create great works of art and the theme this year was an "under the sea" theme so they were supposed to have pumpkin mermaids, pumpkin whales and dolphins, pumpkin boats, etc. AND, in fact...they do have a pumpkin boat race every year...where people sit in giant pumpkins and paddle their way across a lake.
So, alas...at the end of my rope and only 8 days before Halloween, I conceded that perhaps we will just have to suck it up and go to a makeshift pumpkin patch....
The girls loved it. They smiled pretty...they were still super excited to pick out a pumpkin (even though our selection was minimal) and all in all, we had a marvy time.
And who knows...maybe we'll STILL make it to the pumpkin festival. It lasts through the first weeks of November...