We have a great pumpkin patch by our house and it made the perfect family night activity. Apparently everyone had the same idea. It was fun but dang cold. Please go away! I hate the coldness. But then we came home to warm oatmeal pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. We also had a little lesson on the being happy while we are helping - a much need lesson around here. You would think I torture my children with endless chores and that they never, ever, ever get to play with friends. Yep. I just sit on the couch and watch them slave the day away. It's great.