After we spent about an hour there, we headed home for a bathroom break and some snacks before heading to another city for Pumpkin Fest. This is held at a large science museum and features about 1000 pumpkins that are eventually all lit once it gets dark. During the daylight hours, there were lots of cool science activities to do, a large playground to fool around at, a nature trail to explore, and wildlife exhibits. We watched someone juggle fiery torches (totally amazing) and then the juggler balanced a tall peacock feather on one finger. After accomplishing this she held it out for the audience to try. The first child who tried failed. KC stepped up and totally rocked it. I actually think he got so into it that he forgot that there were lots of people watching him; it was pretty amazing!
Rob's friend D from church met us there and hung out with us the whole evening. D is feeling a little lost right now and loves to spend time with us. It is fine with me. One more kid, two more kids, it is all relative. As long as everyone understands the ground rules, we seem to do just fine.
As it got dark the pumpkin displays began to glow.
There were amazing carvings on some of them. But I think I love the happy glow on my daughters face most of all!