Saturday, October 09, 2010

Pumpkins at their best.....

What better way to spend a fall Saturday than hanging out with some giant pumpkins. We went to the rivertown of Stillwater for their harvest festival and pumpkin competition. It's hot here today, too hot if you ask me. Over 80 degrees in October in Minnesota just isn't right.
It was fun to see these giant beauties, though. The kids got a dry run with their halloween costumes. Local businesses were passing out candy to kids that dressed up.Chloe enjoyed watching the pumpkin carving.
Lowell loved watching the pumpkins tip the scales at over 1100 lbs!!! Looks like there may have been a new world record holder there at 1800 lbs. Wow!!

Then they were all to be hollowed out to take a trip down the St. Croix river later in the day. Yes, they are buoyant!!
A fun hot fall day celebrating one of my favorite things...pumpkins!!

7 comments:

The Dreaming Bear said...

What fun! Stillwater is a great town! Always love it there!!!

snowbear said...

Wow.. I would have enjoyed watching the pumpkin carving too! Great pictures.. What was going on with the pumpkins in the last picture?

snowbear said...

OOPS.. missed that explanation and picture .... i bet it would be fun but a bit scary on the water in a pumpkin!!

m i c h e l l e said...

Such cute pictures of Chloe!!!

Pretty Things said...

That is SO COOL that they sent them down the river!!! I've never seen that done!

Rose Brier Studio said...

How do they grow that large without magic!?!
Great pumpkins.
~Marilee

Paper Relics said...

wow - those are some interesting pumpkins!!

Chloe (as always) looks adorable. please give her a hug for me