We started out the day with our newest lap book:
Even at his young age, Elliott already has a fondness for Duck & Goose, just like his Mama. Tad Hills has such gorgeous illustrations in all of his books, but these -- with their great autumn colors and bold, yet simplistic design, was awesome for E's age and great for getting us into the seasonal spirit. The text was the perfect length for a busy almost-toddler and the concepts were super easy to understand. Duck and Goose can't find their pumpkin, until their friend Thistle asks them if they've looked in the pumpkin patch. E giggles at the inflection I use in my voice to portray the silliness of Duck and Goose for not thinking of the pumpkin patch.
We love this series and will definitely be adding more to our collection as time goes on. I know there's a great one for the upcoming Christmas season. Thanks to Random House for the review copy!
Today being a Federal holiday meant that Aaron got to stay home and play with us, so off to the pumpkin patch we went! After reading Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin, it was only appropriate. We have a local "farm" that opens each fall with pumpkins, hayrides, a petting zoo, rides, etc., but the price is absolutely astronomical to get it. I refused to pay $17 EACH for Aaron and I to go into the "farm" (again, using the farm word very loosely), since E is only 10 months old and wouldn't be able to really enjoy anything. Instead, we hung out in the market area with all the pumpkins for choosing, taking lots of pictures.
Fun day for us!