October is one of my absolutely favourite months. I love Autumn, and October in particular, as the weather starts to cool and the scarves and hats can start to reappear. And the absolute highlight of the month is Halloween, which means the search for the perfect pumpkin is on.
My room-mate from university is American and for the past couple of weeks my Facebook timeline has been filled with the most gorgeous pictures of her and her beautiful family amongst the Pumpkin fields in Westchester (it always makes me smile that she moved there, probably living next door to Monica and Chandler), so when our local farm advertised to come along and pick your own pumpkin we had to go.
Our local farm shop is fantastic and great for kids but sometimes, because it is so close to home, I tend to forget about it. On Sunday afternoon we took a little family trip out to go and choose this years pumpkins.
The trip to the pumpkin field started with a tractor ride, what little boy isn’t going to love that?
We got dropped off a very short walk away from a field full of pumpkins.
They completely covered the ground so we needed to be careful where we stepped as the roots were everywhere. O was a little bit nervous and made sure he had hold of my hand the whole time (apart from when I left him stranded whilst I took photos!)
We needed a pretty big pumpkin so I can have a go at a decent carving but O also wanted a little pumpkin of his own and picked out this little cutie.
He only managed to hold it up long enough for the photo as, apparently, it was far too heavy!
We seemed to have got our timing just about right as not long after picking our two pumpkins the rain started to fall so we started to head back. O had en extra special treat on the tractor ride back as he was allowed to sit in the drivers seat, although I think he was more nervous than excited.
As we rode the short journey back the sun started to reappear and brought with it this gorgeous rainbow. A perfect way to round off the afternoon!