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Papaw's Punkin Pickin'

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God provided a glorious day for last weekend's punkin pickin'!

We were short a couple of pickers this year...6-year-old Juni wasn't feeling up to par, so she and her momma Anique weren't able to come this time.

 

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The grandkids were excited to see Gramaw's 4 new kittens.


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Lucy (5 years old)...


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Kassie (almost 9 years old)...


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And then it was time to pick those punkins!

 

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Most of the pumpkins and gourds were growing in the garden...


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...but not all. Last fall, Papaw had tossed some rotting pumpkins and gourds into the chicken pen. And those seeds sprouted and grew!


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The fence made a perfect trellis for climbing gourd vines!


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Emily had her eye on a "perfect" pumpkin growing on the fence. But alas, when she picked it, that pumpkin was not nearly as perfect as it seemed...

 

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Krew and Abram, both 7 1/2 years old, are best cousin buddies and have such fun together.


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Abram...


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Kim, Karter, and Zach...


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Kamaron...


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Kara and our youngest grandchild, 3-year-old Daniel.


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Kelsey (almost 9 years old) climbed up on Aunt Emmy's shoulders to cut the highest gourds out of the fence.


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Kels...


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Krew...


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Look at the goose-egg on Daniel's head! Right before they left their home in Ohio, Daniel cracked his own punkin-head on the edge of the piano stool, so he showed up sporting a major boo-boo.

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Incidentally, that "grabber" tool that Mama's physical therapist gave her while she was trying to recuperate from her broken bones has turned out to be one of our grandkids' favorite toys. The children love it! But it's not great for picking up gourds...


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Em's favorite...


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Kaden (11 1/2 years old) wasn't thrilled about me taking his photo...


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Reminder of Hawaii...

 

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A portrait of the cutest punkin pickers ever!

 

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Finishing off a splendid afternoon with weenies and s'mores around the fire...


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Kara's shirt says it all! 

My heart is full of thanks when I've got my peeps around me.

Such a fun time...

...at Papaw's Punkin-Pickin'.

 

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