Saturday, October 11, 2008

it has to have a stem





this morning was annual pumpkin selection day in the zila household. there are rules. :)

the day must 'feel' like fall. the pumpkin can't be a big one or a little one, but juuuuuuuust right. oh, and there has to be something wrong with it. this year, there's a dent/soft spot on one side making it a bit jellybean-ish. when jon went to pay for our prize, the cashier exclaimed 'this is an odd-shaped one?!' to which jon replied that it's become a bit of a tradition for us to claim a 'charlie brown pumpkin' (*referencing the charlie brown christmas tree, not the great pumpkin*). this has a little less to do with tender hearts and more to do with the fact that our first year of marriage we went choosing a little late in the game-- slim pickins'. oh, and the new rule this year, it must have a stem. selection #1's stem broke off as we lifted it, nullifying it's opportunity to rot at our house. it wasn't charlie brown enough anyways...

2 comments:

amber said...

that's a great tradition!

Branden and Laura said...

I love that look Haven gets on her face when she's slowing going in to suck on something.