Well, we have made it to today! And the kids are very excited for our Fall Festival tonight. It is going to be very low key for obvious reasons. A few great friends and a lot of great food and a lot of wonderful fellowship. We can't wait!!
Yesterday, we made it to the pumpkin patch. I was determined. We (I) hadn't been out of the house in two weeks (except for the doctor's visit.) And I had made a list of what I HAD to do yesterday and the pumpkin patch was at the top of the list. It was kind of a bummer because daddy wasn't there but we made due.
By yesterday, all of the pumpkins except for little itty bitty ones were gone. But they still had the great characters they make out of straw and gourds. Elvis, Dorothy, Elmo to name a few. (One year they even had Brett Favre!) And they had a bench surrounded by a great fall display so I attempted to take pictures.
Each of the kids picked out a little pumpkin (and they got one for EG.) And they seemed to enjoy it even if it was missing the big pumpkins! I just wanted to give them a feeling of things getting back to normal. It seems to have worked . . .