After viewing numerous pumpkin patch visits on others' blogs, I had a strong desire to visit one myself last weekend. Jason had his boys last weekend and I have discovered that some structured activities, along with their general play time, makes life better. The boys love each other, but they get tired of each other. And when they're tired of each other, they pick on each other. So, to keep them more positively engaged, I found a local pumpkin patch for us to play in for a time. Afterwards we came back to my house for carving...well, Jason carved. Although Ian did draw out his design, Jason still needed to do the carving. Donovan just wanted to paint his pumpkin...and was the most engaged I have seen him for the longest length of time ever. It was marvelous. It was a wonderful end to the weekend. Enjoy!