Good evening everyone! Hope all of you are doing well and have had a happy Sunday.
It has been another hot one here in the south. Ugh...I am sooooo ready for cooler weather.
A friend of mine posted on Facebook the other day, "Is it wrong... that I am so ready for fall? Apple cider, pumpkin spice lattes, falling leaves, pumpkins, apple cinnamon candles, crafts for the kids, candy corn?"
Doesn't that sound great? I too am ready. Not only is fall one of my favorite times of the year, it comes with lots of birthday celebrations. Each person in our family ( my mom, my dad, myself and Darbee Rae) all have birthday's in October. Hubby is the odd ball with his being in June. So...I al already busy planning a fun birthday celebration for my sweet girl. It's so much fun.
Several weeks ago, Granddaddy called Darbee Rae to come over. He had something special he wanted to show her. When we got there, she was very excited to see he had planted a few pumpkin seeds just for her. He promised he would grow her a pumpkin of her very own for them to carve at Halloween.
Each time since then when we go down there, she would check on her pumpkin vines. They grew sooo fast and soon this is what we saw when we went to "check" on them.
Wow! The pumpkin vines nearly took over the entire yard! It was crazy. There were tiny pumpkins everywhere and the "patch" was growing by the day
When we went down to check on them about two weeks ago, we were so surprised.
The pumpkins were GIGANTIC!
Darbee Rae had picked out her own pumpkin and it was enormous! It was nearly as big as she was! There was no way she could pick it up! BUT...keep in mind this was near the end of June. The pumpkins were ready WAY too early.
Just last week, Granddaddy had to pick them to keep them from rotting. :(
I have no idea how long pumpkins will keep inside. Do you?
I have a feeling they won't keep until October...but we can wish and hope.
Here are the three giant ones. If you make the picture larger, you can see the name tag that Darbee Rae made for hers. (Smile)
A perfect chair huh?
See why I am wishing fall would hurry up? These would make GREAT decorations at a hoedown birthday party!
Until next time....