The wagon stops. Rows and rows of pumpkins as far as the eye can see. Out of breath and glowing with red rosy cheeks my children proclaimed "I am going to get one bigger than me!" Fifteen minutes later my son and daughter are struggling with the largest pumpkin they could find. Flat on one side and bigger than a 3 year old child it is picked up and dropped, tugged on and tripped over but the stem is still in tact...its a keeper. Beaming with pride my children help me carry it to the wagon and we are on our way back through the bumpy field.
At home they proudly help me outline the face I should cut into their giant pumpkin. They smile in amusement as they pick through the slimy innards finding the seeds to roast. "It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" plays in the background as we finish the masterpiece. Beautiful.
My favorite Halloween memories.