It was the perfect day, no crowd, cool temperatures, and tons of fun.
We rode the hay ride out to the pumpkin patch to pick our pumpkins and our boys chose some "unique" specimens.
Now when I was a kid, we had one pumpkin and it was perfect. It was usually pretty large and always perfectly round with no damage on the outside. Then my brother would carve it on Halloween and mom would put a candle inside of it. It was the classic Halloween scene.
Well, our boys didn't pick perfect pumpkins. They were far from perfect. They were more like pumpkins that would have been characters in the movie "The Breakfast Club" or pumpkins that would have been found on the Island of Misfits in the movie "Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer".
Braden found his first one immediately and he fell in love. It was a "bumpy pumpkin". (they are his favorite kind)