From the moment I discovered "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown", I made sure that every Halloween eve we read it with Alex. This book has made this holiday just so much more special! Who would Alex grow up to be I wonder? The optimist Charlie? Or the philosopher Lionel? Or bossy Lucy?.. ok, not Lucy for sure!
Well, I know which one of them I am. Well, was... I used to be Linus... until I landed at the therapist's chair for two years. Now I am not... I just wish Linus was right, and the Great Pumpkin would rise out of the Pumpkin Patch and fly through the air with a bag full of toys for all the children, in spite of what everyone said.
"So what do you think, Alex, " I had to ask, "does the Great Pumpkin exist?"
Good, Alex is not a hopeless dreamer like his mother!
"...But I wish!" Alex said after a long pause.
Oh, I guess he is just like me, only smarter!
Anyhow, even though there is... most likely... no Great Pumpkin, we still go to the Pumpkin Patch every year to enjoy the farm, the warm fall colors, the fun holiday spirit, and to get some pumpkins, of course!
|Tanaka Farms is definitely my favorite place for the Pumpkin Patch.|
|Thanks Karen for coming with us!|
|Oh, look at the sky!|
|Awww this is cute!|
|We were treated by the gorgeous sunset. It is just too beautiful.|
Will be making pumpkin scones tomorrow!
I feel the joy and holiday spirit and it feels good.
With love always,
xo, Zuma A.