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Friday, October 29, 2010

Preschool Corner ~ Pumpkins

This week was a little bit laid back after I returned from the Relevant conference and just wanted to BE with my kids. Tuesday we took a field trip to a local pumpkin patch and the rest of the week we spent reading so many books about pumpkins while cuddled up on the couch. Basically it was a wonderful week. Laid back, relaxing and fun.

And that is a good thing!

Kaleb picked out his own pumpkin and was so excited to bring it and a little gourd home. Best part of the trip though? Mommy got to drive him around on one of the go-cart style bikes…and he LOVED that! Sadly, I have none of those pictures on my camera, but Cindy from Along the Way was MORE than happy to snap away at us being silly.

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We read the Pumpkin Patch Parable and also My Happy Pumpkin a lot this week and talked about how Jesus scoops the ‘yucky stuff’ out of our life and HIS light shines through us. Daddy helped us carve our pumpkins one night and Kaleb decided what shapes he wanted his pumpkin to be carved in {square eyes, a cross nose and a crescent mouth}. Not like the book, but he wanted to keep the cross for the nose..and mommy had to add a tooth for fun. :)

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While we had our pumpkins scooped out and ready, we also did a little science experiment {I’ll be sharing it on Sunday} and then we wrapped up our pumpkin and Bible time with the Hillsongs Tell the World dvd ~ “Let Your Light Shine” song {which turned into a ‘one more time’ several times}.

We’ve been eating pumpkin seeds all week and did MUCH more, but pictures just fell by the wayside this week as we focused on being together and having fun!

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  • As always looks like a great week, even w/ you being relaxed =)

    By Blogger Crisc, At October 29, 2010 at 5:52 AM  

  • Visiting a pumpkin patch is such fun, and
    the pumpkin turned out well!

    Thanks for hosting this link up.

    By Blogger Dorie, At October 29, 2010 at 6:53 AM  

  • Your week does sound perfect! Those are such sweet pictures of Kaleb. I bet the pics of the go-cart bike are super fun:-).

    We are finally carving pumpkins tonight--the kids can hardly wait!

    By Blogger Susana, At October 29, 2010 at 7:24 AM  

  • What a great laid back week! I love the way the pumpkin turned out :-)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At October 29, 2010 at 7:34 AM  

  • I have heard such great things about the Pumpkin Parable. I will need to get a copy of it for my son.

    By Blogger Unknown, At October 29, 2010 at 2:50 PM  

  • Great relaxed week.
    I've never heard of the Pumpkin Parable, gotta look it up. I was going to do the Pumpkin Carving Prayer I learned about at the Alliance day care when I worked there a while ago. But decided we weren't going to do anything at all for Halloween this year. Not sure if you've heard of it, but I found it here:

    By Blogger kewkew, At October 30, 2010 at 11:32 PM  

  • Visiting a pumpkin patch is such fun, and
    the pumpkin turned out well!

    Thanks for hosting this link up.

    By Anonymous Dorie, At December 15, 2010 at 12:54 PM  

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