Nothing says fall like pumpkins and as soon as the weather gets chilly you see them everywhere and in everything. In coffee, doughnuts, cakes, pies, muffins and bread. Currently in my oven are hunks of roasting pumpkin that once ready, I will mash-up and turn into bread. But that is a post for another day.
Today, I want to share my sons first pumpkin picking and painting experience. But don’t worry, faithful Pyrex readers, there will be a Pyrex twist.
We headed out early Wednesday afternoon to the Breezey Garden to get our first pumpkins as a family. When we walked in the main store a woman working told us they had a Radio Flyer wagon that Niko could ride out to the pumpkin patch in. I told her that he had just woken up to which she replied, “what better place to wake up than a pumpkin patch!” I couldn’t agree more. Never having been in a wagon before, we wondering how the little man would do.
He LOVED it! He giggled and wiggled his feet the entire ride.
We set out to find his pumpkin first
And after mommy and daddy found their pumpkins we headed back to the store to pay. Joe has been planning what he wanted to do with his for months.
Since it was pouring by the time we got home we decided that painting and carving would have to wait. So we waited…but the rainy weather hasn’t let up still today. We gave in and let him paint his pumpkin on the kitchen floor (they’re washable paints…so no stains on our rented floor)
The end product!
Thankfully, Joe and I are parents who believe in messes and getting dirty. Babies and children need to be messy to be happy-you can always throw them in the bathtub after. For those interested, the floor was cleaned by the time I got back down from bathing the boy thanks to my lovely husband.
And speaking of my lovely husband..here is his Pyrex twist. Joe has been planning since…oh, probably July to carve one of my favorite Pyrex patterns on a pumpkin. He decided the wanted to do Friendship (my current most favorite) and last night we picked the lid to a 1 qt Cinderella dish.
And how lovely does that look? I’m so extremely impressed with how he does things. I may be able to bake just about anything (at least once) but I’m nowhere near capable of doing things like this. God bless awesome husbands!
Looks like the pumpkin is about to come out of the oven so we’ll meet again tomorrow for the status of pumpkin bread. This is not only my first time making it but my first time using fresh pumpkin.